POTTERS COUGH REMOVER

Active substance: WHITE HOREHOUND LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Potter’s Herbals ( logo)
COUGH REMOVER
IPECACUANHA, LOBELIA AND EXTRACTS OF WHITE HOREHOUND,
ELECAMPANE & HYSSOP
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Potter’s
Cough Remover carefully to get the best results from it.
• 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 a pharmacist if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after
7 days.
• If you experience any side effects, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What Potter’s Cough Remover is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Potter’s Cough Remover
3. How to take Potter’s Cough Remover
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Cough Remover
6. Further information

1. WHAT POTTER’S COUGH REMOVER IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR:
Potter’s Cough Remover is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the symptomatic
relief of coughs, based on traditional use only.
Containing Ipecacuanha, Lobelia and extracts of White Horehound, Elecampane & Hyssop
For full details, see Section 6.


 

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S COUG REMOVER:
Do not take Potter’s Cough Remover:
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients
• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
• if you are under 12 years of age
• if you are taking medicines known to interact with alcohol e.g. metronidazole.
• if you have obstruction or inflammation (cholangitis) of the bile duct, liver disease or
intestinal obstruction (ileus)
Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have:
An active peptic ulcer, gall stones or any other disorder affecting the bile ducts.
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.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
You should not use Potter’s Cough Remover if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because
there is no evidence that it is safe to do so.
Driving and using machines:
This product contains Ethanol (alcohol) and therefore it is advised that you do not take
this medicine if you are going to drive or use machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients in Potter’s Cough Remover:
This product contains Sucrose (syrup). If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
This product also contains 15% v/v Ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 1.2 g per dose (10 ml),
equivalent to 30 ml beer or 12.5 ml wine per dose. It may be harmful for those suffering from
alcoholism and high-risk groups such as pregnant or breastfeeding women, children and
patients with liver disease or epilepsy.

3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S COUGH REMOVER:
It is important that you follow these instructions carefully.
Shake the bottle well before use.
For oral use: Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take two 5ml teaspoonful
after meals three or four times a day.
The use in children under 12 years is not recommended.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use for more than 7 days.
If your condition worsens or symptoms persist for more than 7 days, consult your doctor or
pharmacist.

 

If you experience shortness of breath, high temperature or yellow, green or blood stained
sputum, consult your doctor.
If you take too much Potter’s Cough Remover:
Stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Overdose may cause alcohol
intoxication. See section 2 ‘Important information about some of the ingredients in Potter’s
Cough Remover’.

If you forget to take Potter’s Cough Remover:
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, including allergic reactions, stop taking this product
and consult your doctor or pharmacist:
Lobelia can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing, tremors and dizziness. The
frequency is not known.
Allergic reactions including contact dermatitis may occur after ingesting Elecampane and
White Horehound. The frequency is not known.
If other adverse reactions occur, a doctor or a qualified health care practitioner should be
consulted.
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 COUGH REMOVER:
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Potter’s Cough Remover 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 5 ml of oral liquid contains:
12 mg Lobelia Herb (Lobelia inflata L.)
6.5 mg Ipecacuanha Root (Cephaelis Ipecacuanha (Brot.))
0.1 ml Liquid Extract White Horehound Herb (Marrubium vulgare L.) (1:1) (equivalent to
100 mg White Horehound herb)
Extraction Solvent: Water
0.075 ml Liquid Extract Elecampane Root (Inula helenium L.) (1:1) (equivalent to 75 mg
Elecampane root)
Extraction Solvent: Water
0.075 ml Liquid Extract Hyssop Herb (Hyssopus officinalis L.) (1:1) (equivalent to 75 mg
Hyssop herb)
Extraction Solvent: Water

This product also contains:
Ethanol, Tincture Capsicum, Strong (capsaicin, ethanol, water), Anise Oil, Myrrh Tincture
(myrrh,ethanol,water) Treacle, Syrup (sucrose), Block Juice (spray dried liquorice powder),
Avicel CL (microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose), Strawberry Flavouring
(natural), Water
Potter’s Cough Remover is a dark brown liquid and is available in a 150 ml bottle.

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer:
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 33656/0072

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: VEG09LEA3
Leaflet last revised: 09/04/2013


 

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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