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ASPAR HERBAL SLEEP AID TABLETS

Active substance(s): GENTIAN POWDERED EXTRACT 2:1 / SCULLCAP POWDERED / VALERIAN POWDERED EXTRACT 5:1 / VERVAIN POWDERED EXTRACT 3:1 / GENTIAN POWDERED EXTRACT 2:1 / SCULLCAP POWDERED / VALERIAN POWDERED EXTRACT 5:1 / VERVAIN POWDERED EXTRACT 3:1 / GENTIAN POWDERED EXTRACT 2:1 / SCULL

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Patient Information Leaflet for

Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid Tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you. Keep this leaflet as you may want to read it again. If you get
any side effects talk to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet
What is in this leaflet?
1. What Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid Tablets are
and what they are used for
2. Before you take Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid
Tablets
3. How to take Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid Tablets
4. Possible Side Effects
5. How to store Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid Tablets
6. Further information
1. What Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid Tablets
are and what they are used for
Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid Tablets are a traditional
herbal medicinal product used for the
temporary relief of sleep disturbances and mild
anxiety, based on traditional use only.
This product contains extracts of Valerian root,
Verbena herb and Gentian root with Scullcap
herb.

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2. Before you take Aspar Herbal Sleep
Aid Tablets
Do not take this product if you:
• are allergic to any of the ingredients
(see section 6 for list of ingredients)
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• are under 18 years of age
• are already taking another medicine for
sleep or anxiety
Warnings and Precautions
The effects of alcohol may be increased by this
product. Drinking excessive alcohol should be
avoided whilst taking this product.
This product contains sucrose. If you have an
intolerance to some sugars, talk to your doctor
or qualified healthcare practitioner before taking
this product.

Taking other medicines
Do not take this product if you are already
taking a medicine for sleep or anxiety.
If you are taking any other medicines, talk to
your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner
before starting to take this medicine.
Driving and using machines
This product may cause drowsiness. If you are
affected, do not drive or operate machines.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant
or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or
are planning to have a baby. Talk to your doctor
or pharmacist for advice.
3. How to take Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid
Tablets
This product is for short term oral use only.
Adults and the elderly
For mild anxiety: Take three tablets three times
a day.Take the last dose one hour before
bedtime.
For sleep disturbances: Take three tablets one
hour before bedtime.
The maximum daily dose is 9 tablets.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
This product should not be taken by children
or adolescents under 18 years of age.
This product may not work immediately. The
tablets should be taken every day for 2-4
weeks.
If symptoms get worse, or do not go away
after 4 weeks, talk to your doctor or a qualified
healthcare practitioner.

If you take too many tablets
If you take more than the recommended dose,
talk to a doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner and take this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take this product
Continue to take your normal dose at the usual
time. It does not matter if you have missed a
dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for
the forgotten dose.
If you have any questions or are not sure about
anything, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner for advice.
4. Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects.
The following side effects have been reported:
• Nausea or stomach cramps
• Headaches
• Fast resting heart rate
• Itchy skin
The frequency of these side effects occurring is
not known.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any side effects not
listed in this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By
reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid
Tablets
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
printed on the box and the blister pack. The expiry
date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original
package.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
throw away medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help protect the environment.
6. Further Information
What this product contains
Each coated tablet contains the following active
ingredients:
50 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian
root (Valeriana officinalis L.) (5:1)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 45% v/v
50 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Verbena
herb (Verbena officinalis L.) (3:1)
Extraction solvent: water
24 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Gentian
root (Gentiana lutea L.) (5:1)
Extraction solvent ethanol 100% v/v
30 mg of Scullcap herb (Scutellaria lateriflora L.)
The other ingredients are:
Sucrose, Talc, Magnesium stearate, Sodium
starch glycollate Type A, Powdered gum
asafoetida, Titanium dioxide (E171), Iron oxide
black (E172), Yellow ferric oxide (E172), Syrup.
What these tablets look like
Aspar Herbal Sleep Aid Tablets are pale green-grey,
round biconvex coated tablets.
This product is available in 100 or 200 tablets in
containers and 24 or 60 tablets in blisters.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Traditional Herbal Registration Number
08977/0066
Registration holder and Manufacturer for this
product :
Aspar Pharmaceuticals limited,
Colindale, London, NW9 0EQ
This leaflet was last revised in July 2015
If you would like further information about this
product or a version of this leaflet in large print or
audio format, please contact
Certification
Mark
Aspar Pharmaceuticals limited,
Colindale, London, NW9 0EQ

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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