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Active substance(s): ARTICHOKE LEAVES EXTRACT

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DigestHerb PIL 2014 5940-01 10/04/2014 12:13 Page 1

6: Product description

Patient Information Leaflet
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Each hard capsule contains 400mg of extract (as dry extract) from
Artichoke leaf (Cynara scolymus L.) (4-6:1) (equivalent to 1600-2400mg
of Artichoke leaf). Extraction solvent: Water.

This product also contains the following ingredients:
Talc, magnesium stearate, silica colloidal anhydrous, maize starch, lactose
monohydrate, gelatin, purified water, titanium dioxide (E171), sodium lauryl
sulphate, iron oxide hydrate (E172) (red and yellow iron oxide),
chlorophyllin copper complex (E141).
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some
sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.
Each hard capsule contains 85 mg of lactose.

DigestHerb

hard capsules

Artichoke Leaf extract 400mg
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking these capsules.
It contains some important information about DigestHerb.
Keep this leaflet with the capsules.
You may want to read it again or show it to your doctor, pharmacist or
healthcare practitioner.

What is in this leaflet

Each pack contains 30, 60 or 90 capsules.

1: What this product is and what it is used for............................page 1

Registration holder for this product
Schwabe Pharma (UK) Ltd
Alexander House, Mere Park, Dedmere Road
Marlow, Bucks SL7 1FX

2: Before you take this product ..............................................page 2

Manufacturer of this product
Wiewelhove GmbH
Gildestrasse 39, 49477 Ibbenbüren, Germany

5: After taking this product ..................................................page 3

Traditional herbal registration number:
THR 23056/0005
If you would like further information about this product, please contact:
Schwabe Pharma (UK) Ltd
Alexander House, Mere Park
Dedmere Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1FX
Telephone: 01628 401980 Email: info@schwabepharma.co.uk
This leaflet was revised in 04/2014

3: How to take this product ..................................................page 2
4: Side-effects ..................................................................page 3

6: Product description ........................................................page 4

1: What this product is and what it is used for
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Artichoke leaf.
Each hard capsule of this product contains 400mg of extract (as dry extract)
from Artichoke leaf (Cynara scolymus L.)(4-6:1) (equivalent to 1600-2400mg
of Artichoke leaf). Extraction solvent: Water.
DigestHerb is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief
of digestive complaints, such as indigestion, upset stomach, nausea,
feelings of fullness and flatulence (wind); particularly caused by
over-indulgence of food and drink, based on traditional use only.

For a large print, Braille or audio version of this leaflet, call 01628 401980
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2: Before you take this product
DO NOT TAKE this product if you:
● have a history of obstructive gall bladder disease
• have gallstones
• are lactose-intolerant (react badly to lactose or milk)
• are pregnant or breast-feeding
• are allergic to any of ingredients (see section 6)
• are under 18 years of age

3: How to take this product
Adults and the elderly

4: Side-effects
Like all medicines, this product can have side-effects.
Side-effects associated with the use of artichoke leaf extract are generally
mild and often only temporary.
The following side-effects have been reported in clinical studies:


Nausea



Increased flatulence



Diarrhoea



Asthenia (muscle weakness)

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side-effect.

Take 1 capsule twice daily – The capsule should be swallowed whole
with a little liquid before food.
Do not exceed the stated dose.

If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist
or healthcare practitioner and take this leaflet with you. A small overdose
(up to 8 capsules) may not cause any symptoms. In the event of a large
overdose (more than 8 capsules), advice should be sought from a doctor.
If you forget to take this product
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time; it does not matter if you
have missed a dose.

If you have any questions, or are unsure about anything, please ask
your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner.

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5: After taking this product
You must speak to a healthcare practitioner if your symptoms do not
improve after one week, or if side-effects not mentioned in this
leaflet occur.
Do not use your capsules after the expiry date.
Return any out-of-date capsules to your pharmacist who will dispose of them
for you. The expiry date is printed on the box and the blister pack.
Store the capsules in a cool dry place.
Do not store the capsules in a place where the temperature goes above 25oC.
Keep the capsules out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep your capsules in the blister pack until it is time to take them.

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