ECHINACIN LIQUIDUM MADAUS
Active substance(s): PRESSED JUICE FROM ECHINACEA PURPUREAE HERBA 1.7-2.5:1
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE
ECHINACIN LIQUIDUM MADAUS
Pressed juice from Echinacea purpurea fresh herb.
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to take Echinacin Liquidum
MADAUS carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner
if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or
do not improve after ten days.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
What this product is and what it is for
Before you take Echinacin Liquidum Madaus
How to take Echinacin Liquidum Madaus
Possible side effects
How to store Echinacin Liquidum Madaus
1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND WHAT IT IS FOR
Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of:
if you suffer from blood disorders involving the
white blood cell system such as low white
blood cell count due to bone marrow disorders
(agranulocytosis) or blood cell cancer
Do not give Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS to children
below 12 years of age.
Take special care with Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS
- if the symptoms worsen or high fever occurs while
using this product or if symptoms do not improve after
10 days, consult your doctor or pharmacist as soon as
There is a possible risk of anaphylactic reactions in
people who are prone to allergies. If you have suffered
from hypersensitivity reactions in the past, consult your
doctor before using Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your qualified healthcare practitioner or
pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a
Do not take Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS with:
medicines that suppress your immune system
(such as ciclosporin and methotrexate)
medicines that are known to be affected by
alcohol (such as metronidazole).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take this medicine if pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use
machines have been performed.
This is based on traditional use only.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ECHINACIN LIQUIDUM
Do not take Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active
ingredient or to plants of the daisy
(Asteraceae/Compositae) family, or any of the
other ingredients of Echinacin Liquidum
MADAUS (Please see section 6, Further
if you have a tendency to allergies such as
hives, allergic eczema or asthma
if you suffer from the infection tuberculosis
if you suffer from connective tissue disease
with formation of clumps of cells (sarcoidosis),
mainly occuring in the lymph nodes, lung and
This product contains alcohol (see below). If affected do
not drive or use machines.
Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS contains alcohol
This product contains 22 % v/v ethanol (alcohol), which
is up to 447.5 mg of ethanol in a 2.5 ml dose, and
equivalent to 10 ml of beer or 4 ml of wine in each dose.
It is harmful for people suffering from alcoholism. Also,
you need to consider this if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, a child, or have liver disease or epilepsy.
3. HOW TO TAKE ECHINACIN LIQUIDUM MADAUS
For oral use only.
Always take Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS as your
qualified healthcare practitioner or pharmacist has told
you. You should check with your qualified healthcare
practitioner or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose is:
if you suffer from autoimmune diseases such
as inflammation of the connective tissue
(collagenoses) or multiple sclerosis
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years of
age: Take 2.5 ml of oral solution (half a teaspoonful) 3
times a day.
if you suffer from conditions which decrease
your resistance to infections (e.g. HIV
infections or AIDS) or are on therapy to reduce
your natural response to infection
(immunosuppression) e.g. chemotherapy for
The solution can be swallowed as it is or diluted with a
if you have had an organ or bone marrow
Start taking it at the first signs of a common cold.
Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS should not be used for
longer than 10 days.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Echinacin Liquidum Madaus
If you take too much of this medicine and feel unwell,
consult your doctor as soon as possible. Overdose of
this product may result in alcohol intoxication (see
Section 2) and should be treated accordingly.
If you forget to take Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS
If you have missed a dose, do not take a double dose to
make up for a missed dose but continue taking the
medicine as instructed by your qualified healthcare
practitioner or pharmacist or as described in this leaflet.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your pharmacist or qualified healthcare
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS can
cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS and
consult your doctor at once if one of the following
side effects occur:
• allergic reactions such as itching (hives), rash
• difficulty in breathing (bronchospasm with obstruction)
• asthma or anaphylactic shock (a life-threatening
• blistering of the skin and mucous membranes
• swelling of the skin due to fluid (angioedema) or
swelling of the facial area (Quincke´s oedema).
Echinacea can trigger allergic reactions in people who
are prone to allergies.
Other side effects
There have been isolated reports suggesting an
association between Echinacea products and
autoimmune diseases which can cause:
• inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
• reddish, painful, tender lumps on the skin usually
below the knees (erythema nodosum)
• low platelet count (immunothrombocytopenia)
• destruction of blood cells by antibodies (Evans
• dryness in the mouth and eyes, with renal tubular
dysfunction (Sjögren Syndrome).
A low white blood cell count (leucopenia) may occur in
long-term use (more than 8 weeks). This may mean you
are more likely to have infections.
The frequency of these side effects is not known.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
symptoms persist for more than 10 days, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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 GP's surgery or
5. HOW TO STORE ECHINACIN LIQUIDUM MADAUS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 °C. Keep in the original container.
This product should be discarded 3 months after first
Do not use Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS after the
expiry date which is stated on the label and on the
carton after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines which are no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS contains
Each 2.5 ml of oral solution contains 1.99 g pressed
juice from Echinacea purpurea fresh herb [1.7 – 2.5 : 1]
equivalent to 3.4 g-5 g Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench.
The other ingredients are:
ethanol (alcohol) and water.
What Echinacin Liquidum MADAUS looks like and
contents of the pack
Brownish solution in amber glass bottles of 100 ml.
On standing, clouding or settling of the contents may
occur. This will not affect the product.
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HFA Healthcare Ltd.
30 Blossomfield Road
Solihull, West Midlands,B91 1 NF
This leaflet was last revised in November 2013.
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Echinacin is a trade mark.