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BRONCHOFORCE CHESTY COUGH IVY COMPLEX ORAL DROPS

Active substance(s): GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA TINCTURE / HEDERA HELIX TINCTURE / THYMUS VULGARIS TINCTURE

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Patient Information Leaflet

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Important things you need
to know

Bronchoforce
Chesty Cough
Ivy Complex oral drops

This product is used to relieve
chesty coughs, mucus coughs
and catarrh.
This product is suitable for
adults and children over 12
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 worsen or do not
improve within 7 days.
Side effects may occur: see
section 4.
Now read the rest of this leaflet
carefully. Keep this leaflet. You
may need to read it again.

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Do's & Don'ts

Information
1. What this product
is for
Bronchoforce is a traditional
herbal medicinal product used to
relieve:
Chesty coughs
Mucus coughs
Catarrh
This is based on traditional use only.

2. Before you take
this product
Do not give this product to
children under 12.

Do not take this product:
If you are allergic to:
Ivy (Hedera helix). This
product contains ivy.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris).
This product contains
thyme.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza
glabra). This product
contains liquorice root.
Any of the other
ingredients in this product.
(See section 6 Further
Information)
If you are taking any of the
following:
Another medicine which is
affected by alcohol
Another product
containing liquorice
Diuretics
Digoxin or other cardiac
glycosides
Corticosteroids
Stimulant laxatives
Medicines which may
affect your electrolyte
balance
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

See your doctor before
taking this product:
If you suffer from:
High blood pressure
Kidney disease
Liver problems
Heart problems
Low blood levels of
potassium which
can cause muscle
weakness, twitching or
abnormal heart rhythm
(hypokalemia)
If you are taking any medicine
for high blood pressure. The
liquorice root in Bronchoforce may
affect how it works.

You should also know
This medicinal product contains
51 vol % ethanol (alcohol),
i.e. up to 212 mg per 20 drop
dose, equivalent to 5.4 ml beer
(around a teaspoon) or 2.25 ml
wine (around half a teaspoon)
per dose.
If you suffer from alcoholism the
alcohol content of this product
may be harmful.

Using

3. How to take this
product
Adults and children over 12
years: Take 20 drops in a little
water three to five times daily.
Not for use in children under 12.
For oral use only. Do not take more
than the recommended dose.

If you take too much
If you feel ill, talk to your
doctor.
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.

Driving and using machines
This product contains alcohol
(see section 2 'You should also
know' for alcohol content).

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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Using

If you feel this product isn't
working
Stop taking this product and see
your doctor if:
You are short of breath
(dyspnoea)
You have a high temperature
(fever)
Your phlegm is yellow-green
to brown in colour (purulent
sputum)
If your symptoms worsen or
you don't feel an improvement
within 7 days

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

Side effects

Irregular heartbeat (cardiac
rhythm disorders)
High blood pressure
(hypertension)
A serious condition resulting
from high blood pressure
(hypertensive encephalopathy)

The following side effects can occur
when using this product.

Stop taking the product if these
occur. Seek medical advice and take
this leaflet with you.

Digestive symptoms

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.

Digestive upsets such as sickness
or feeling sick
These are often short-lived and
should go away by themselves.
However if they are troubling you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

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.
This medicinal product does
not require any special storage
conditions.
Do not use this product if you
notice a change in colour. It
should be a clear liquid that is
brown in colour.

1 ml of Bronchoforce is equivalent
to 38 drops.
The other ingredients used for the
liquid are ethanol, purified water,
star anise oil and eucalyptus oil.

What this product looks like
and the contents of the pack
Bronchoforce is a clear liquid that
is brown in colour. It is available in
15 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml bottles.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Traditional Herbal
Registration Holder and
Manufacturer

Skin rashes

What this product contains

Itching

1 ml of oral liquid contains the
tinctures of:

Traditional Herbal Registration
Holder and Batch Release:
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, Ayrshire, UK
KA11 5DD

Other

Fresh Ivy herb
376 mg
(Hedera helix L.) (1:5.7–6.0)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 51% V/V

Manufacturer:
Bioforce AG, CH-9325, Roggwil
Switzerland

There have been isolated reports of
the following side effects occurring
with products containing liquorice:

329 mg
Fresh Thyme herb
(Thymus vulgaris L.) (1:8.0-8.2)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 51% V/V

THR No. 13668/0022

Skin reactions

Stop taking the product if these
occur.

Low blood levels of potassium
which can cause muscle
weakness, twitching or abnormal
heart rhythm (hypokalaemia)

6. Further Information

Liquorice root
234 mg
(Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) (1:10-11)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 51% V/V

Certification Mark
This leaflet was revised on 11/2013

About the ingredients of
Bronchoforce
Ivy is an evergreen climbing
plant which is native to Europe.
The extract of the leaves is used
to make Bronchoforce.
Thyme is a herb native to
Europe which has been
consumed as a food and
medicine for many years.
Liquorice is a plant which is
native to Southern Europe and
parts of Asia. It is the extract of
the roots which is used to make
Bronchoforce.

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
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 MondayFriday).

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

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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