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HARPAGOCAPS SOFT CAPSULES

Active substance(s): DEVILS CLAW ROOT

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Package Leaflet: Information for the User

HarpagoCaps
Soft Capsules
The active substance is Devil’s Claw root extract 225mg.

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. Nevertheless you still need to use
HarpagoCaps carefully to get the best results from it.
– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
– Ask your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner if you need more information or advice.
– You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen, if they do not improve after 2 weeks, if any of the side effects gets
serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
In this leaflet:

Take special care with this product

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Do not exceed the stated dose.

What this product is and what it is used for
Before you take this product
How to take this product
Possible side effects
How to store this product
Further information

You must contact a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if
• your joint pain is accompanied by swelling of the joint,
redness or fever
• you have heart problems and want to take HarpagoCaps
• your symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks or worsen
during the use of HarpagoCaps

1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product
containing Devil’s claw root.
One soft capsule contains 225 mg of extract (as dry extract)
from Devil's claw root (Harpagophytum procumbens D.C.
and/or H. zeyheri L. Decne, radix) (3-5:1).
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% V/V.

This formulation is not suitable for children and adolescents
under 18 years of age.
Taking other medicines
You can use HarpagoCaps with other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

HarpagoCaps is a traditional herbal medicinal product used
for:

Driving and using machines

Indication (a) the relief of backache, rheumatic or muscular
pain, and general aches and pains in the
muscles and joints

In rare cases HarpagoCaps may cause dizziness and
drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use
machines.

Indication (b) digestive disorders such as bloating and
flatulence and where there is loss of appetite
This is based on traditional use only.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS PRODUCT
Do not take this product if you
• are allergic to Devil's claw or any of the other ingredients
• are allergic to peanut or soya
• are lactose-intolerant (react badly to lactose or milk)
• are fructose-intolerant (react badly to some sugars)
• have ever had or are suffering from stomach or duodenal
ulcer
• are under 18 years of age

3. HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
You should speak to your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare
practitioner if you are not sure if this product is suitable for you.
Adults
For full details of the indications (uses) see in Section 1 above.
Indication (a)
Take 1 soft capsule 2-3 times daily, half an hour before a meal.
Indication (b)
Take 1 soft capsule twice daily, half an hour before a meal.
The product is not for use in children and adolescents under 18
years.
For oral use only.

Duration of use
For full details of the indications (uses) see in Section 1
above.
Indication (a)
Do not take HarpagoCaps for more than 4 weeks.
Indication (b)
Do not take HarpagoCaps for more than 2 weeks.
If you take more of this product than you should
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 forgot to take this product
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time. Do not
take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
HarpagoCaps can cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them. Stop taking this product and check with your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner if any of the
following side effects occur:
Digestive disorders





diarrhoea
feeling sick
vomiting
abdominal pain

medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What this product contains
One soft capsule contains 225 mg of extract (as dry extract)
from Devil's claw root (Harpagophytum procumbens D.C.
and/or H. zeyheri L. Decne, radix) (3-5:1).
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% V/V.
This product also contains the following ingredients
Herbal preparation:
Lactose monohydrate, precipitated silicon dioxide
Soft capsule:
Refined soya-bean oil, refined coconut oil, fractionated palm
kernel oil, yellow beeswax, phospholipids from soya beans
(lecithin), butter fat, gelatin, glycerol, anidrisorb 85/70 (partially
dehydrated sorbitol), ferric (III)-hydroxide-oxide (ferric oxide
yellow) (E 172), purified water.
What this product looks like and contents of the pack
HarpagoCaps are oval-shaped tawny-coloured soft capsules.
They are available in packs of 30, 50, 60, 90 and 100 soft capsules. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer
Swiss Caps GmbH, Grassingerstraße 9, D-83043 Bad Aibling,
Germany

Central nervous system disorders
• headache
• dizziness

For any information about this product, please contact the local
representative of the Marketing Authorisation Holder:

Skin disorders

Swiss Caps UK Ltd.
Suite 1 Old Coach House
Robin Hoods Well
Skelbrooke
Doncaster DN6 8LS - UK
Tel.: 44 (0) 1302 33 82 20
Fax: 44 (0) 1302 33 82 21

• allergic skin reactions (rash and itching)
The frequency of these side effects is not known.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner.

5. HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Do not use HarpagoCaps after the expiry date which is stated
on the blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
HarpagoCaps does not require any special storage conditions.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of

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This leaflet was last approved in March 2010
You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any sideeffects to the Yellow Card Scheme at www.yellowcard.gov.uk.
Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card form from your
GP's surgery or pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am-2pm Monday - Friday)

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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