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BOXS HERBALS SENNAHERB LAXATIVE TABLETS

Active substance(s): CAPE ALOES / CASCARA BARK / DANDELION ROOT / SENNA LEAF

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LEAFLET TEXT
Dimensions: 200mm X 120mm, Colours: Black
1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Napiers Sennamix Constipation
Relief is a traditional herbal medicinal
product containing Senna leaf, Cape
Aloe leaf, Cascara bark and Dandelion
root. For full details see Section 6.
Napiers Sennamix Constipation
Reliefis a traditional herbal medicinal
product used for the short term relief of
occasional constipation, based on
traditional use only.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS
PRODUCT
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 disease
• 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 vomiting

• have severe dehydration
• have faecal impaction, rectal bleeding,
blood in your stools for which you don’t
know the cause
• have a sudden change in bowel habit
that has lasted for more than 2 weeks
• have already taken a laxative and are
still constipated
• have diabetes, kidney or heart failure
Important information about some of
the ingredients in this medicine
This product contains 100 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.
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 for a heart
condition e.g. cardiac glycosides,
antiarrhythmic medicinal products,
medicinal products inducing QTprolongation or diuretics,
adrenocorticosteroids or liquorice root,
preparations, consult your doctor
before taking this product.
Tell your doctor before taking this
medicine if you are taking any of the
above medicines or any other
medicines, including any bought with
a prescription.
3. HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
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.
If your symptoms persist during the
use of this product, speak to your
doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.
If there is no bowel movement after 3
days consult your doctor.
If you need to take this product more
than 1-2 weeks or every day, or
abdominal pain persists, consult your
doctor.
If you take too much (overdose).
If you take more than the
recommended dose, speak 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 usual dose at
the usual time. Do not take a double
dose. It does not matter if you miss a
dose.
If you have any questions, or are
unsure of anything, please speak to
your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
This product may cause stomach
pain, excess acid, spasms 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 harmless.
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
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).

5. HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
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
disposal.
Keep this product out of the reach and
sight of children.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Each tablet contains:
100 mg of Senna leaf (Cassia senna
L.)
45 mg of Cape Aloe leaf (Aloe ferox
Miller)
30 mg of Cascara Bark (Rhamnus
purshiana D.C.)
30 mg of Dandelion Root (Taraxacum
officinale Weber ex Wigg.)
Each tablet also contains Fennel seed
Calcium hydrogen phosphate,
sucrose, talc, magnesium stearate
and sodium starch glycolate.
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
medicine.
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.

Traditional Herbal Registration
holder:
Highland Herbs Limited,
10 Payne Street,
Glasgow, G4 0LF
Manufacturer:
Potters Ltd, Wigan, WN5 0JZ, UK
Traditional Herbal Registration
number: THR 43751/0017
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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

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

NAPIERS SENNAMIX
CONSTIPATION RELIEF
with Senna leaf, Cape Aloe leaf,
Cascara bark and Dandelion root
Please read this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this product.
It contains important information for
you about this product that may affect
you.
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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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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