SUPERDRUG MAX STRENGTH ECHINACEA COLD AND FLU RELIEF

Active substance: ECHINACEA PURPUREA DRY EXTRACT

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Cold and Flu Relief

Echinacea

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you take
this product because it contains important
information you need to know.

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This product is available without prescription;
however, you still need to use this product
carefully to get the best results from it. 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

19/3/12

1. What is this product and
what is it used for?

Pantone 3145C

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).

Echinacea purpurea
root extract

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.
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.

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3. How to take this product
Start at the first signs of a common cold.
Swallow the tablet whole with water.
Do not chew.
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Adults, elderly and children over 12 years:
Take 1 tablet, three times a day, if required.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
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.
If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact
your doctor or pharmacist straight away.

4. Possible side effects
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).
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.

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

6. Further information
Each film coated tablet contains the active
ingredient: 143.0mg of extract (dry extract) from
Echinacea purpurea root (6-7:1) (equivalent to
858 mg – 1000 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,
titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide (E172).
This product is available in pack sizes of 30, 60,
120 and 180 tablets. Not all pack sizes are
marketed.

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print or audio please call 0800 198 5000 (UK only).
Please be ready to give the following:

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Product name: HealthAid® EchiGuard™ Cold and
Flu Relief
Reference number: THR 20894/0063
THR holder and manufacturer is: Brunel
Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd, William Nadin Way,
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0BB, U.K.
Text revised: January 2012
THR 20894/0063
Certification Mark

HEALTHAID LTD

HealthAid House, Marlborough Hill,
Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1UD, England

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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 10am-2pm Monday - Friday).

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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