What is the correct expression, maybe some sort of a cliché, to warn consumers about possible allergens, something like:

Don’t use this product if you have an allergy to one of its ingredients.

I tried to find such labels on the Internet but to no avail.

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    The main reason you won’t find this on the Internet is probably that, at least in my experience, such notices aren’t used in Germany (and probably no other German-speaking country), as you can still legally expect a minimum of common sense from your customers. What is rather done is that common allergenes are bold-faced in the lists of ingredients, so people with allergies can check quickly. – Wrzlprmft Nov 22 '14 at 21:45
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    @Wrzlprmft: they must be used by law on all pharmaceutical products (search for: Gebrauchsinformation, Beipackzettel). – Takkat Nov 23 '14 at 6:52
  • @Takkat: I just read some random of these instructions from the Internet, and none even contained a word starting with allerg, let alone a comparable sentence. Even the sentences given in the answer or your comment to it are more specific. – Wrzlprmft Nov 23 '14 at 9:52
  • Either way, as everybody has different assumptions about this: What kind of product are we talking about? Medication, food, cosmetics? – Wrzlprmft Nov 23 '14 at 9:54

A typical instruction leaflet reads as follows:


2. Was müssen Sie vor der Einnahme von X-Tabletten beachten?

X-Tabletten dürfen nicht eingenommen werden


– wenn Sie allergisch (überempfindlich) gegen X sind.

– wenn Sie allergisch gegen einen der sonstigen Bestandteile von X-Tabletten sind (siehe Abschnitt …).


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  • The standardized text for a patient's imformation is: "wenn Sie überempfindlich (allergisch) gegenüber NAME oder einem der sonstigen Bestandteile von NAME sind;". Source: BfArM – Takkat Nov 23 '14 at 6:50
  • The text or translation is about a herbal bath. I think I will use your above sentence "wenn Sie allergisch gegenüber...". Thanks a lot for the help. – Martina Pospíšilová Nov 23 '14 at 17:05

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