What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00014/0457.

Boots Dual Action Athlete's Foot Cream


Boots Athlete’s Foot Cream

Benzalkonium Chloride, Tolnaftate

Relieves Skin Irritation

Dual Action: Treats and Prevents

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

Boots Athlete’s Foot Cream is both antifungal and antibacterial and is used for the treatment and prevention of athlete’s foot. It is also effective for other skin conditions such as dhobie itch (groin ringworm).

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Cetostearyl alcohol may cause skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

How to use this medicine

Check the tube seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the cream. Pierce tube seal with the end of the cap.

  • Wash and thoroughly dry the affected area
  • Gently rub the cream into the affected area

Adults and children: Apply morning and night.

Continue treatment for at least one week after the condition has cleared up, to stop it coming back.

For use on the skin only.

If symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin irritations
  • Contact dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin)

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed on this carton. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

By reporting side effects you can provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine

Store in a cool place below 25°C.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the end flap of carton.

Active ingredients

This cream contains Benzalkonium Chloride Solution 0.2% v/w, Tolnaftate 1% w/w

Also contains: purified water, cetostearyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol 5 glyceryl stearate, liquid paraffin, glycerol, dimeticone 20.

PL 00014/0457

Text prepared 01/19

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

35 g e

WBAG327882 Action G