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Active substance: SENNA LEAF TINNEVELLY

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Consult your doctor after taking this
medicine:
• f your condition worsens or symptoms
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persist
• f there is no bowel movement after 3
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days and laxatives are needed every day
• f abdominal pain persists.
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If you take too many Potter’s Cleansing
Herb Tablets:
Stop taking the medicine and consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Potter’s Cleansing
Herb 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:
•  he product may produce abdominal
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pain, spasms and diarrhoea, in
particular in patients with irritable colon

•  hronic use may lead to albuminuria
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and haematuria which is albumin or red
blood cells in the urine
•  kin rash, hives (skin bumps) or itchiness
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around the anus

This product also contains:
Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate, Sucrose,
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Starch
Glycolate type A.

•  ellow or red-brown discolouration of
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urine may occur, which is harmless.

Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets are
brownish olive-green, round biconvex
tablets, available in containers of 50 tablets.

5. HOW TO STORE POTTER’S
CLEANSING HERB TABLETS:

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

Keep out of the reach and sight
of children.

Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 33656/0048

Do not use this product after the expiry date
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:
The active ingredients in each
Potter’s Cleansing Herb tablet are:
100 mg Senna Leaf Tinnevelly (Cassia
angustifolia Vahl), 45 mg Cape Aloes (Aloe
ferox Mill), 30 mg Cascara Bark (Rhamnus
purshianus D.C.), 30 mg Dandelion Root
(Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg), 15 mg Fennel
Fruit (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce Miller).

CLEANSING
HERB TABLETS

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Making medicines safer:
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 doctor’s surgery or a
pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday).

SENNA, CAPE ALOES, CASCARA,
DANDELION & FENNEL

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: CLE11LEA1

PLEASE READ THESE
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE

Leaflet last revised: 21/05/2012
POT TER’S HERBAL REMEDIES SINCE 1812

This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to
take Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets
carefully to get the best results from
them.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read
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it again.
•  sk your pharmacist if you need more
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information or advice.
•  ou must contact a doctor or pharmacist
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if your symptoms worsen or do not
improve.
• f you experience any of the side effects
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listed in the leaflet, or if you notice any
other side effects, please consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1.  hat Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets
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are and what they are used for

1. WHAT POTTER’S CLEANSING HERB
TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE
USED FOR:

• f you have persistent or undiagnosed
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abdominal complaints e.g. pain, nausea or
vomiting

Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets are a
traditional herbal medicinal product used
for the short-term relief of occasional
constipation and bloating, based on
traditional use only.

• f you have faecal impaction or rectal
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bleeding for which you don’t know the
cause or blood in stools
• f you have already taken a laxative and you
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are still constipated

Containing Senna, Cape Aloes, Cascara,
Dandelion and Fennel.

• f you have had a sudden change in bowel
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habit that has lasted for more than 2 weeks

For full details, see Section 6.

• f you have liver disease, diabetes, kidney or
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heart failure

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S
CLEANSING HERB TABLETS:
Do not take Potter’s Cleansing Herb
Tablets:
• f you are allergic to any of the ingredients
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or other plants of the Asteraceae/
Compositae family

2. 
Before you take Potter’s Cleansing
Herb Tablets

• f you have blockage or narrowing of the
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gastro-intestinal tract or bowel (ileus,
intestinal obstruction or stenosis)

3.  to take Potter’s Cleansing Herb
How
Tablets

• f you have paralysis or a lack of muscle
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tone in the bowel (atony)

4.  ossible side effects
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5.  to store Potter’s Cleansing Herb
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• f you have appendicitis, inflammatory
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bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or
ulcerative colitis

6. Further information

• f you have severe dehydration
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• f you are pregnant or breastfeeding
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• f you are under 18 years of age.
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Consult your doctor before taking this
medicine:
• f you suffer from kidney disorders
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• f you are taking medicines for
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a heart condition, medicines
inducing QT prolongation, diuretics,
adrenocorticosteroids or liquorice root
preparations.
Taking other medicines:
You should consult 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 Cleansing Herb
Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
because there is no evidence that it is safe
to do so.
Important information about some
of the ingredients in Potter’s Cleansing
Herb Tablets:
This product contains Sucrose. If you have
been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal
product.
3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S
CLEANSING HERB TABLETS:
It is important that you follow these
instructions carefully.
For oral use:
Adults and the elderly: One or two tablets
at bedtime when necessary.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Use for more than 1 - 2 weeks requires
medical supervision.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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