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Active substance: FUCUS DRY EXTRACT 5:1

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Potter’s Herbals ( logo)
SLIM AID TABLETS
BLADDERWRACK EXTRACT, DANDELION ROOT EXTRACT, BOLDO AND
BUTTERNUT BARK

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Potter’s
Slim Aid Tablets carefully to get the best results from them.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
• If you experience any of the side effects listed in the leaflet, or if you notice any other side
effects, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets
3. How to take Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets
6. Further information

1. WHAT POTTER’S SLIM AID TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED
FOR:
Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets are a traditional herbal medicinal product used as an aid to
slimming as part of a calorie controlled diet, based on traditional use only.
Containing Bladderwrack extract, Dandelion Root extract, Boldo and Butternut Bark.
For full details, see Section 6.


 

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S SLIM AID TABLETS:
Do not take Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets:
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to iodine or to plants of the Asteraceae family
e.g. artichokes, daisies, marigolds
• if you have kidney or heart failure
• if you have diabetes
• if you have liver disease
• if you have problems with your bile duct (e.g. gallstones, blockage or swelling in your bile
duct)
• if you have a stomach ulcer
• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
• if you are under 18 years of age or elderly
• thyroid disorder
• with other medicines or dietary supplements containing iodine or with medicines for a
thyroid disorder.

Taking other medicines:
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Do not take with other medicines or dietary supplements containing iodine or with any
medicines for a thyroid disorder.

Important information about some of the ingredients in Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets:
This product contains glucose monohydrate and sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S SLIM AID TABLETS:
It is important that you follow these instructions carefully.
For oral use:
Adults over 18 years: Take one or two tablets three times a day.
This product must be used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet and extra exercise.
The use in children and adolescents under 18 years and the elderly is not recommended.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If your symptoms persist or do not improve during the use of this product, consult your doctor
or pharmacist.
If you take too many Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets:
Stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor or pharmacist. An overdose may lead to a
thyroid disorder.

 

If you forget to take Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets:
If you miss a dose, take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses at the same
time to make up for a missed dose. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need
further advice.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Like all medicines this product can cause side effects, but not everyone gets them.
If any of the following or other side effects occur, stop taking this product and consult your
doctor or pharmacist:
• May cause diarrhoea.
• Allergic reactions such as skin rash (which can sometimes be severe and include peeling and
blistering of the skin); swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat; asthma, difficulty
breathing - seek medical help if severe
• Stomach pain, excess acid
. Making medicines safer:
You can help 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 doctors surgery or a pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am – 2pm, Monday to Friday).

5. HOW TO STORE POTTER’S SLIM AID TABLETS:
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets after the expiry date. The expiry date is printed on the
label and base of the carton.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original packaging.
Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist for safe disposal.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
Each coated tablet contains: 45 mg dry Extract Bladderwrack thallus (Fucus vesiculosus L.) (5:1) (equivalent to 225 mg of
Fucus) Extraction solvent: water,
30 mg Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wigg.),
27 mg dry Extract Boldo Leaf (Peumus boldus Molina) (4-6:1) (equivalent to 108 - 162 mg of
Boldo leaf)
Extraction solvent: Methanol 70% v/v,
10 mg Butternut bark (Juglans cineraria L.)


 

This product also contains:
Glucose Monohydrate, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate, Talc, Magnesium Stearate,
Croscarmellose Sodium Shellac (E904), Sucrose, Kaolin Light, Maltodextrin, Colloidal
anhydrous silica, Titanium Dioxide (E171), Red Iron Oxide (E172), Yellow Iron Oxide
(E172)
Potter’s Slim Aid Tablets are peach round biconvex coated tablets and are available in
containers of 90 tablets.

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer:
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ

Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 33656/0077

Making medicines safer:
You can help 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 doctors surgery or a pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am – 2pm, Monday to Friday).
For further information, call 01202 449752
If you would like a version of this leaflet in an alternative format, please call 01942 219960
Product code: SKI60LEA3
Leaflet last revised: 22/03/2013


 

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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