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A VOGEL AGNUS CASTUS ORAL DROPS

Active substance(s): AGNUS CASTUS

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Patient Information Leaflet

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Important things you need to
know
This product is used to help relieve
premenstrual symptoms.

Agnus castus
oral drops
Agnus castus fruit extract

Do's & Don'ts

Information

This product is suitable for women over
18 years.
Don't take this product if you are allergic
to any of the ingredients: see section 6.
Before you take this product: read section 2.
Dosage instructions: see section 3.
Talk to your doctor if your symptoms
persist, worsen or do not improve after 3
months.
Now read the rest of this leaflet carefully.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.

1. What this product is for
A.Vogel Agnus castus oral drops is a
traditional herbal medicinal product used
to help relieve premenstrual symptoms
such as:
Irritability
Mood swings
Breast tenderness
Bloating
Menstrual cramps
This is based on traditional use only.

2. Before you use this
product
Do not take this product:
If you are under 18 years of age.

3. How to use this product
Women experiencing premenstrual
symptoms: Take 15-20 drops in a little water
twice daily.
The effects of this product may not be felt
immediately. For best results you may need to
take this product for up to 3 months.

If you are taking another medicine which is
affected by alcohol.

For oral use only. Don't take more than 40
drops a day.

If you have a pituitary disorder.

If you take too much

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant
or breast-feeding.

Take special care with this product
See your doctor before taking this product if:
You suffer from or have suffered from an
oestrogen-sensitive cancer
You are taking any of the following
medicines:

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If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in
this product (see section 6 Further Information).

You have suffered from a pituitary disorder:

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Dopamine agonists or antagonists
Oestrogens
Antioestrogens

You should also know
This medicinal product contains 69.5 vol %
ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 341 mg per
20 drop dose, equivalent to 8.4 ml beer
(around half a tablespoon) or 3.5 ml wine
(less than a teaspoon) per dose.

If you take too much and feel ill, talk to
your doctor. Taking too much is unlikely to
be harmful.
Overdose of this product may result in
alcohol intoxication and should be treated
accordingly (see Section 2 'You should also
know').

If you forget to take this product
Don't worry about the missed dose. Take
the next dose as usual.

If you feel this product isn't
working
See your doctor if your symptoms persist,
worsen or do not improve after 3 months.

Driving and using machines
This product contains alcohol (see section 2
'You should also know' for alcohol content).
If affected do not drive or use machines.

If you suffer from alcoholism the alcohol
content of this product may be harmful.
If you are in a high-risk group (patients
with liver disease or epilepsy) you should
consider the alcohol content before taking
this product.

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.

Side effects

The frequency of these side effects is not
known. This means it is not known how often
these reactions occur as there has not been
enough reports to allow this information to be
calculated.

The following side effects can occur when
using this product.

If you are concerned about any side effect or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Severe allergic reactions

Reporting of side effects

Swelling of the face, breathlessness and
difficulty swallowing
Stop taking the product immediately if these
occur. Seek medical advice and take this leaflet
with you.
Allergic skin reactions
Rash
Red, itchy spots (urticaria)
Stop taking the product if these occur.
Digestive symptoms

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 pharmacy,
or call freephone 0808 100 3352 (available
10am-2pm Monday-Friday).

Information

5. How to store this
product
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this product after the expiry
date on the packaging. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Use within 3 months of opening.
Store in the original packaging.
Do not use this product if you notice a
change in colour. It should be a clear liquid
that is yellow-brown in colour.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help
protect the environment.

6. Further Information

What this product looks like and
the contents of the pack
A.Vogel Agnus castus oral drops is a clear
liquid that is yellow-brown in colour. It is
available in 50 ml bottles.

Traditional Herbal Registration
Holder and Manufacturer
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and
Batch Release:
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, Ayrshire, UK
KA11 5DD
Manufacturer:
Bioforce AG, CH-9325, Roggwil Switzerland
THR 13668/0029

Certification Mark

Feeling sick (nausea)

What this product contains

Leaflet revision date: 11/2013

Abdominal pain

1 ml (33 drops) contains 895 mg of tincture
from Agnus castus fruits (Vitex agnus-castus L.)
(1:10). Extraction solvent: ethanol 69.5% v/v.

What is Agnus castus?

Other reactions
Headache
Dizziness
Acne
Menstrual disorders
These are often short-lived and should
go away by themselves. However if they
are troubling you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.

The other ingredients used for the liquid are
ethanol and water.

You can get a larger
print or audio version
of this leaflet.
Call this number:
0845 608 5858.

Agnus castus is a flowering plant which is
native to the Mediterranean. It is the extract of
the fruit which is used to make A.Vogel Agnus
castus oral drops.

You should also know
Bioforce runs a helpline by phone and
email which can provide you with further
information.
Email: enquiries@avogel.co.uk
Phone: 0845 608 5858

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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