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Active substance: ECHINACEA PURPUREA DRY EXTRACT

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Product: Global Tech Holdings
Echinacea Cold and Flu Relief Leaflet THR 20894/0062
Size: 140mm x 150mm (fold to 39x140mm with 2mm lip size)
Sides: 2 sided
Colour: Black
Code: P10909
Pharmacode: 304
Version: BRU007
Date 27/9/2011
Page 1 of 2

Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd, William Nadin Way
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0BB
Tel: +44 (0)1283 228350 Fax: +44 (0)1283 228328

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Patient Information Leaflet

P10909

Echinacea Cold and Flu Relief

Keep this leaflet as you may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare
practitioner if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve after 10 days.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor.

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In this leaflet:
1. What the product is and what it is used for
2. Before you take this product
3. How to take this product
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this product
6. Further information

1. What is this product and what
is it used for?
This product contains:
Echinacea purpurea root extract
These tablets are a traditional herbal medicinal
product used to relieve the symptoms of the
common cold and influenza type infections based
on traditional use only.

2. Before you take this product
This product is not suitable for children
under 12 years of age.
Do not take this product if you are
allergic to:
Echinacea or products from the same plant
family: (Asteraceae/Compositae) such as daisies,
marigolds or artichokes
any of the other ingredients of this product.
(See section 6 further information).

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or if you suffer from:
frequent allergic reactions such as hives
(urticaria), eczema, asthma
the infection: tuberculosis
connective tissue disease with formation of
clumps of cells (sarcoidosis) mainly occurring
in the lymph nodes, lungs and liver
auto-immune diseases such as inflammation of
the connective tissue (collagenosis) or multiple
sclerosis
conditions which decrease your natural
response to infection (eg HIV infection or AIDS)
are on therapy to reduce your natural response
to infection (immunosuppression eg:
chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer;
history of organ or bone marrow transplant)
blood disorders involving the white blood cell
system such as low white cell count due to
bone marrow disorders (agranulocytosis) or
blood cell cancer (leukemias)
or if you are already taking immunosuppressant
medication such as ciclosporin or methotrexate.
Take special care with this product:
If there is a family history of allergic reactions.
Because Echinacea can trigger auto-immune
diseases.
Taking other medicines.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking medicines obtained without a prescription.

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Echinacea purpurea root extract
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This product is available without prescription;
however, you still need to use this product
carefully to get the best results from it.

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Pregnancy and breast feeding
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or
breast feeding, because there is no evidence
that it is safe to do so.

3. How to take this product
Start at the first signs of a common cold.
Swallow the tablets whole with water.
Do not chew.
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years:
Take 1-2 tablets, twice a day.
Do not give to children under 12 years.

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Product: Global Tech Holdings
Echinacea Cold and Flu Relief Leaflet THR 20894/0062
Size: 140mm x 150mm (fold to 39x140mm with 2mm lip size)
Sides: 2 sided
Colour: Black
Code: P10909
Pharmacode: 304
Version: BRU007
Date 27/9/2011
Page 2 of 2

Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd, William Nadin Way
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0BB
Tel: +44 (0)1283 228350 Fax: +44 (0)1283 228328

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Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not take this product for more than 10 days.
If the condition worsens or high fever occurs
whilst taking the product or if symptoms persist
for more than 10 days, see a doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store this product
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use these tablets after the expiry date
printed on the pack.

If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact
your doctor or pharmacist straight away.

Do not store above 25oC.
Store in the original container.

4. Possible side effects

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6. Further information

Like all medicines, this product can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
The frequency of the side effects is not known.
The possible side effects include:
allergic reactions such as swelling, hives,
or rashes
swelling of the skin due to fluid
swelling of the facial area (Quinke's oedema)
shrinking of the airways of the lungs with
obstruction (bronchospasm)
asthma and life threatening reactions
(anaphylactic shock).

Each film coated tablet contains the active
ingredient: 71.5mg of extract (dry extract)
from Echinacea purpurea root (6-7:1)
(equivalent to 429 mg - 500 mg of
Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench, root)
Also contains: maltodextrin, calcium hydrogen
phosphate dihydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal
anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate,
hypromellose, purified talc, vegetable carbon
black (E153), copper chlorophyllin (E141),
titanium dioxide (E171).

Echinacea can trigger allergic reactions in
patients who have a tendency to allergic reactions.
Stop taking the product immediately if you
experience any allergic reaction.
Association with auto-immune diseases has
been reported such as:
inflammation of the brain and spinal chord
(disseminated encephalitis)
painful lumps on the shins (erythema
nodosum)
low blood platelet count
(immunothrombocytopenia)
destruction of blood cells by antibodies
(Evans Syndrome)
dryness in the mouth and eye with kidney
tubular dysfunction (Sjogren Syndrome).
A decrease in the number of white blood cells
(leucopenia) may occur in long term use (more
than 8 weeks).
If you are concerned about any side effect, if
a side effect becomes serious, or if you notice
a side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor, or healthcare practitioner.

This product is available in pack sizes of
12, 30, 60, 120 and 180 tablets. Not all
pack sizes are marketed.

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You can help to make medicines safer by
reporting any side effects to the Yellow Card
Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card
form from your GP’s surgery or pharmacy,
or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Friday).
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille,
Large Print or Audio.
Please call 0800 198 5000 (UK only)
Please be ready to give the following:
Product name: Echinacea Cold & Flu Relief
Reference No: 20894/0062
THR holder and manufacturer is:
Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd.,
William Nadin Way, Swadlincote,
Derbyshire, DE11 0BB, U.K.
Text revised: August 2011.
THR 20894/0062

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necessary modification.
Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd cannot be held
responsible for errors that have been overlooked once
this proof has been Signed for Approval & returned.
ARTWORK CREATED BY: JULIA ROSS
ORIGINATION SOFTWARE: CORELDRAW X4

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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