KALMS TABLETS

Active substance: VALERIAN EXTRACT

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Kalms tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However you still need to take Kalms 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 qualified healthcare practitione r if your symptom s worsen
or do not improve after 4 weeks.
• If any of the side effects becom e serious, or if you notice any si de effect not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Kalms tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Kalms tablets
3. How to take Kalms tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Kalms tablets
6. Further information
1. What Kalms is and what it is used for
Kalms contains Hops, Valerian root and Gentian root and is a traditional herbal medicinal product
used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress such as mild anxiety and
irritability including symptoms associated with menopause such as flushings and cold sweats
and for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances, based on traditional use only.
2. Before you take Kalms tablets
Do not take Kalms if you:
• are allergic to any of the ingredients (see Section 6 for a complete list of ingredients).
• are pregnant or breast feeding
• are under 18
• are already taking a medicine for sleep or anxiety
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharm acist if you are taking or have
medicines, including:
• medicines obtained without a prescription.

recently taken any other

Important information about some if the ingredients:
This medicine contains sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, consult your doctor before taking this product.
Driving and using machines: If you feel sleepy, do not drive or operate machines.

Additional information: The effects of this medicine may be increased by alcohol.
Therefore alcohol should be avoided whist taking this medicine.
3. How to take Kalms tablets
For the temporary relief of the symptoms of stress, mild anxiety and irritability
including symptoms associated with menopause such as flushings and cold sweats
Adults and the elderly : Take 2 tablets twice a day after meals plus 3 tablets at bedtime.
For the temporary relief of sleep disturbances
Adults and the elderly : Take 2 tablets 30-60 minutes before bedtime. One additional tablet
can be taken earlier during the evening if necessary.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with some water or other liquid.
The use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended
The maximum daily dose is 6 tablets
As the effects of this product may not occur immediately, the tablets should be taken
continuously for 2-4 weeks.
If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 4 weeks, a doctor or a qualified healthcare
practitioner should be consulted.
If you take more Kalms tablets than you should
If you take too many tablets, consult your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner as soon
as possible. Take this leaflet to show them.
If you forget to take Kalms tablets
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you are unsure about anything, consult your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner for
advice.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Kalms tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Gastrointestinal effects such as nausea, stomach cramps have been reported with Valerian
root preparations. The frequency is not known.
If any of the side effects becom e se rious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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 GP's surgery or pharmacy or call freephone 0808 100 3352
5. How to store Kalms tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not take Kalms tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the packaging.
Do not store above 25ºC.
Store in the original package.
6. Further Information
What Kalms tablets contains
The active substance per tablet is:
Hop strobiles (Humulus lupulus L.) .................................................................................. 45mg
Dry extract from Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L.)
(equivalent to 135 to 167mg of Valerian root)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60%v/v ........................................................................... 33.75mg
Dry extract from Gentian root (Gentiana lutea L.)
(equivalent to 90mg of Gentian root)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 50% v/v .............................................................................. 22.5mg
The other ingredients are:
Extract: Maltodextrin, Colloidal anhydrous silica, Dicalcium Phosphate
Core: Acacia, Icing Sugar, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Starch Glycolate,
Stearic Acid.
Coating: Acacia, Calcium Carbonate (Light), Carnauba Wax, Mastercote Pink SP0415G,
Talc, Shellac, Sucrose, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow Beeswax
What Kalms tablets looks like and contents of the pack
Kalms tablets are white circular su gar coated tablets. They are availab le in am ber glass
bottles containing 100 or 200 tablets. Kalm
s ta blets are also availa ble in blister packs
containing 84 tablets.

Certification Mark
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer

G. R. Lane Health Products Limited
Sisson Road
Gloucester
GL2 0GR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1452 524012
Email: info@laneshealth.com
This leaflet was last revised 02/2013
For a large print, Braille or audio versions of this leaflet please telephone: 01452 524012.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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