Care Calamine Lotion

PIP Code: 103-0873


Soothes sunburn & other minor skin conditions

Mild astringent and antiseptic that relieves the symptoms of mild sunburn and minor skin conditions

Care Calamine Lotion has been trusted by families for many years as a mild astringent and antiseptic that relieves the symptoms of mild sunburn and minor skin conditions. It evaporates after being applied to the skin, which produces a cooling effect to ease any itchy feelings. This cooling effect helps to relieve sunburn. It is not considered likely to cause any undesirable effects during pregnancy. However, as with all medicines, women who are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist before using this product. The product may mask an x-ray picture so a doctor should also be consulted before having an x-ray.

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Calamine 15.0%, Zinc Oxide 5.0%
Suitable for children, adults, and the elderly
Cream bottle
200ml Lotion

More about this product

  • Directions for use
  • Prescribing Information
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs

Directions for use

Topical use.

Applied directly to the skin.

Recommended dose and dosage schedule

The product is suitable for use by adults, children and the elderly.

Apply gently with a pad of cotton wool to the affected parts as required.

Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:L.C.M. Limited., Linthwaite Laboratories, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, England
Legal classification:GSL
Product name:Calamine Lotion BP
Ingredients:Calamine, Zinc Oxide
Indications:Relief of the symptoms of mild sunburn and other minor skin conditions.
Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at:https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/4822


Self Care Advice

How to ease sunburn:

  • Get out of the sun as soon as possible
  • Cool the skin with a cool shower, bath or damp towel (take care not to let a baby or young child get too cold)
  • Apply aftersun cream, spray or product such as (Care Aqueous Calamine Cream)
  • Drink plenty of water to cool down and prevent dehydration
  • Take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen for any pain
  • Cover sunburnt skin from direct sunlight until skin has fully healed


What is sunburn?

Sunburn is red, hot and sore skin caused by too much sun. It may flake and peel after a few days.

How long until sunburn gets better?

Sunburn usually gets better within 7 days.

  • Pharmacy benefits
    Pharmacy Benefits
  • Consumer benefits
    Consumer Benefits

Pharmacy Benefits

  • Well-trusted family product, easy in-store display, wide consumer base
  • Good public awareness of calamine lotion

Consumer Benefits

  • Tried and trusted remedy
  • Mild astringent and antiseptic that relieves the symptoms of mild sunburn and minor skin conditions
  • Cooling effect
  • Relieves itching
  • Suitable for children, adults and the elderly

Did you know?

  • In the UK the sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm, from March to October. During this time it’s advised to spend time in the shade.
  • Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Sunburn does not just happen on holiday. You can burn in the UK, even when it’s cloudy.

Our Achievements

ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel – Highly Commended at the 2019 MPV awards
Co-Lactase Infant Drops – Highly Commended at the 2019 MPV awards
Pharmacy assistants highlighted the Care range as “Great value”, “Wide range” and “Reliable”
Over 80% of pharmacy staff now recommend Care products at least once a day
Over half of pharmacy staff do not believe there is a credible competitor range to Care
Pharmacists describe the Care range as “Great value”, “Wide range” and “Quality”
Almost all pharmacy staff recognise Care as being more useful in the current self care climate
9 out of 10 pharmacy staff believe Care provides remedies for the majority of common ailments
By 2004 the Care brand was selling 30,000 products a day through UK pharmacy
Genuine innovation with Care Co-Lactase
Revolutionising the treatment of chickenpox with Virasoothe
Driving great value for customer at great margins for pharmacies
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