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DIGESTISAN ORAL DROPS

Active substance(s): ARTICHOKE LEAVES EXTRACT / BOLDO LEAVES / DANDELION ROOT AND HERB / PEPPERMINT HERB

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Patient Information Leaflet

Important things you need to
know
This product is for relieving indigestion
and feelings of fullness and flatulence
associated with over-indulgence in food
or drink or both.

Digestisan

This product is suitable for adults over
18 years.

oral drops

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 you do not feel any benefit
from this product within 2 weeks.
Side effects are minor: 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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1. What this product is for
Digestisan is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used to relieve:
Indigestion
Feelings of fullness and flatulence
associated with over-indulgence in food
or drink or both
This is based on traditional use only.

2. Before you use this
product
Do not take this product:
If you are under 18 years of age.
If you are allergic to:
Any of the ingredients in this
product (see section 6)
Plants of the daisy (Asteraceae/
Compositae) family. Artichoke and
Dandelion are members of the
daisy family.

You should also know
This medicinal product contains 60 vol %
ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 255 mg per
20 drop dose, equivalent to 6.4 ml beer
(less than a tablespoon) or 2.7 ml wine
(less than a teaspoon) per dose.
If you suffer from alcoholism the alcohol
content of this product may be harmful.
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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If you suffer from:
Blockage of the bile duct
Blockage of the intestine
Inflammation of the bile ducts
(cholangitis)
Gallstones
Biliary disorders
Liver disease
Kidney failure
Diabetes

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Heart failure
If you are taking another medicine which is
affected by alcohol.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you suffer from heartburn the
peppermint in this product may make it
worse.

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Side effects

3. How to use this product

4. Possible side effects

Adults and the elderly: Take 15-20 drops
in a little water three times daily.

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

Don't take more than the recommended
dose.
Not for use in children or those under 18.

If you take too much
If you take too much and feel ill, talk to
your doctor. Taking too much is unlikely
to be harmful.
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.

If you feel this product isn't
working
See your doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve within 2
weeks.

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

Minor side effects
The following minor side effects can occur
when using this product.
Digestive symptoms
Stomach pain
Digestive upset
Excessive acid
Worsening of gastric reflux and
heartburn
These are often short-lived and should
go away by themselves. However if they
are troubling you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.
Other
Allergic reactions
Stop taking the product if these occur.
If you are concerned about any side effect
or if you notice any side effects not listed
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

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Information
What this product looks like and
the contents of the pack

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.

6. Further Information
What this product contains
1 ml of oral liquid contains the tinctures of:
Fresh Artichoke leaves

414 mg

(Cynara scolymus L.) (1:30-31)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v

Fresh Dandelion root & herb

414 mg

(Taraxacum officinalis WEB.) (1:17-18)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 51% v/v

Boldo leaves

64 mg

(Peumus boldus MOLINA.) (1:10-11)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 70% v/v

Fresh Peppermint herb

28 mg

(Mentha x piperita L.) (1:18-19)
Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v

1 ml of Digestisan oral drops is equivalent
to 38 drops.
The other ingredients used for the liquid are
ethanol and water.

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Digestisan is a clear liquid that is brown
in colour. Digestisan is available in 15 ml,
30 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml bottles. Not all
pack sizes may be marketed.

Traditional Herbal Registration
Holder and Manufacturer
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
and Batch Release:
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, Ayrshire, UK
KA11 5DD
Manufacturer:
Bioforce AG, CH-9325, Roggwil Switzerland
THR No. 13668/0018

Certification Mark
This leaflet was approved on MM/YYYY

About the ingredients of
Digestisan

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 Monday-Friday).

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

Artichoke and Dandelion are flowering
plants which have been used as food
throughout the world for many years.
Boldo is an evergreen shrub which is
native to South America. The extract of
the leaves is used to make Digestisan.
Peppermint is a herb native to Europe
which has been consumed as a food
and medicine for many years.



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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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