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Napiers Herbease Laxative Tablets
is a traditional herbal medicinal
product containing Senna leaf, Cape
Aloe leaf, Cascara bark, Dandelion
root, Valerian root, Myrrh resin and
Holy Thistle herb. For full details see
Section 6.
Napiers Herbease Laxative Tablets
is a traditional herbal medicinal
product used for the short term relief
of occasional constipation, based on
traditional use only.
Do not take this product if you:
• are under 18 years old
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• are allergic to any of the ingredients
to plants of the Asteraceae
(Compositae) family
• have obstruction of the bile duct,
cholangitis (inflammation of the bile
duct), liver diseases, gall stones,
active peptic ulcer or other biliary
• have blockage or narrowing of the
gastro-intestinal tract or bowel (ileus,
intestinal obstructions or stenosis)
• have paralysis or lack of muscle
tone in the bowel (atony)
• have appendicitis, inflammatory
bowel diseases (e.g. Crohn’s disease
or ulcerative colitis)
• have persistent or undiagnosed

abdominal complaints, e.g. pain, nausea or
• have severe dehydration
• have faecal impaction, rectal bleeding, blood
in your stools for which you don’t know the
• have a sudden change in bowel habit that
has lasted for more than 2 weeks
• have already taken a laxative and are still
• have diabetes, kidney or heart failure
• are taking a medicine for sleep or anxiety
Important information about some of
the ingredients in this medicine
This product contains 72.5 mg of sucrose per
tablet. If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this
medicinal product.
The effect of Valerian may be potentiated by
alcohol. Excessive simultaneous consumption
of alcohol should therefore be avoided.
Driving and using machines:
May impair ability to drive and use machines. If
affected, patients should not drive or operate
Special warnings:
- If laxatives are needed every day the cause
of the constipation should be investigated.
- Long term use of laxatives should be
avoided. This product should only be used if
relief of constipation cannot be achieved by a
change of diet or the administration of bulk
forming agents.
- Patients with kidney disorders should be
aware of possible electrolyte imbalance.
- When administering this product to
incontinent adults, pads should be changed
more frequently to prevent extended skin
contact with faeces.

Taking other medicines:
If you are taking medicines
If you take too much (overdose).
for a heart condition e.g. cardiac
If you take more than the recommended dose,
glycosides, antiarrhythmic
speak to a doctor, pharmacist or qualified
medicinal products, medicinal
healthcare practitioner and take this leaflet
products inducing QT-prolongation, with you.
or diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids
or liquorice root preparations,
If you forget to take this product
consult your doctor before
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual
taking this product.
time. Do not take a double dose. It does not
matter if you miss a dose.
Tell your doctor before taking
this medicine if you are taking
If you have any questions, or are unsure of
any of the above medicines or
anything, please speak to your doctor,
any other medicines, including
pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
any bought with a prescription.
For oral use only.
Adults and the elderly:
One or two tablets at bedtime or
before a meal.
Maximum daily dose: 2 tablets.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Consult your doctor if:
- symptoms persist
- there is no bowel movement
after 3 days
- laxatives are needed for more
than 1-2 weeks or every day, or
abdominal pain persists.

This product may cause stomach pain, excess
acid, spasms, nausea and diarrhea. Stomach
pain and diarrhea may occur in particular in
patients with irritable colon.
Chronic use may lead to albuminuria and
haematuria which is albumin or red blood cells
in the urine.
Allergic reactions such as local or widespread
rash, hives (skin bumps) or itchiness around
the anus may occur. Yellow or red-brown
discolouration of urine may occur, which is
If other adverse reactions not mentioned
above occur, a doctor or qualified health care
practitioner should be consulted.
Making medicines safer
You can help to make medicines safer by
reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card
Scheme at
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).

Do not use this product after the expiry
date. The expiry date is printed on the
label and on the bottom of the carton.
Do not store above 25ºC. Store in the
original container.
There are no special precautions for
Keep this product out of the reach and
sight of children.
Each tablet contains:
45 mg of Senna leaf (Cassia senna L.)
22.5 mg of Cape Aloe leaf (Aloe ferox
15 mg of Cascara bark (Rhamnus
purshiana D.C.)
15 mg of Dandelion root (Taraxacum
officinale Weber ex Wigg.)
15 mg of Valerian root (Valeriana
officinalis L.)
7.5 mg of Myrrh resin (Commiphora
myrrha Engl.)
7.5 mg of Holy Thistle herb (Cnicus
benedictus L) (20:1)
Each tablet also contains sucrose,
acacia, talc, magnesium stearate,
sodium starch glycolate, fennel seed,
kaolin light, beetroot powder and
This product comes in containers of
100 pink round tablets.

What is Senna Leaf?
Alexandrian senna is a small
ornamental shrub with feathery leaves
and bean-like pods that originates
from Egypt. An extract from the leaves
is used in this medicine.
What is Cape Aloe leaf?
Cape aloe is a member of the Aloe
family and is native to Southern Africa.
An extract from the leaf is used in this
What is Cascara bark?
Cascara, also known as Sacred Bark
or Cascara Buckthorn, is a large shrub
native to the western California. An
extract from the sustainably harvested
bark is used in this medicine.
What is Dandelion root?
Dandelions are common all over
Europe, noted for their cheerful yellow
flowers in Spring and Summer. An
extract from the bitter root is used in
this medicine.
What is Valerian root?
Valerian is a herb and wildflower that
is native to the British Isles. En extract
from the root is used in this medicine.
What is Myrrh resin?
Myrrh is a small thorny tree native to
East Africa and the Arabian peninsula.
The aromatic resin, made from dried
tree sap, is used in this medicine.
What is Holy Thistle?
Holy or Blessed Thistle is a wild
thistle, native to the Mediterranean
and cultivated in Britain since the
Middle Ages. The whole herb is used
in this medicine.

Traditional Herbal Registration
Highland Herbs Limited,
10 Payne Street,
Glasgow, G4 0LF
Potters Ltd, Wigan, WN5 0JZ, UK
Traditional Herbal Registration
number: THR 43751/0021
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Leaflet revised 08/01/2015
Further Enquiries
A copy of this leaflet in large format
print is available.
If you would like more information
about this product please contact:
Napiers the Herbalists,
10 Payne Street,
Glasgow G4 0LF
Telephone: 0845 002 1860


with Senna leaf, Cape Aloe leaf,
Cascara bark, Dandelion root,
Valerian root, Myrrh resin and
Holy Thistle herb.
Please read this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this product.
It contains important information for
you about this product that may affect
Keep this leaflet. You may wish to
read it again.
You must contact a doctor or qualified
healthcare practitioner if your
symptoms do not improve or worsen
during the use of this medicinal
product. If any side effects become
serious, or if you notice side effects
not listed in here, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
What is in this leaflet?
1. What this 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
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