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HEALTHSPAN SAW PALMETTO PROSTAID CAPSULES

Active substance(s): ETHANOL 90% / SAW PALMETTO FRUIT

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Patient Information Leaflet

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Healthspan Saw Palmetto
ProstAid®
Capsules

Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract 160mg
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking these capsules.

5: How to store this product
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 Return any out-of-date capsules to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.
This product does not require any special storage conditions.
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.

It contains some important information about Healthspan Saw Palmetto
ProstAid.
This medicine is available without prescription. It is for use in men only.
However, before using Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid you must have
been told by your doctor that you have an enlarged prostate (also known
as benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH). You need to take Healthspan Saw
Palmetto ProstAid carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet with the capsules.

6: Further information
Each soft capsule of this product contains 160mg of extract (as soft extract)
from Saw Palmetto Fruit (Serenoa repens (Bartram) Small fructus (Sabal serrulata
(Michaux) Nichols fructus)) (10-14:1). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 90% m/m.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Succinylated gelatine, glycerol, purified water.

You may want to read it again or show it to your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.

What is in this leaflet
1: What this product is and what it is used for...............................................page 2

Each pack contains 90 soft capsules.

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

Registration holder and manufacturer of this product
Swiss Caps GmbH, Grassingerstraße 9 D-83043 Bad Aibling, Germany.

3: How to take this product.................................................................................page 3

Traditional herbal registration number: THR 18397/0008.

5: How to store this product................................................................................page 4

If you would like further information about this product,
please contact: Healthspan Ltd, PO Box 64, Guernsey, GY1 1BT

6: Further information...........................................................................................page 4

Telephone: 0800 73 123 77. Email: herbalinfo@healthspan.co.uk

4: Possible side-effects......................................................................................page 3/4

THR 18397/0008

This leaflet was prepared in April 2011.
certification mark

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43821A

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07.04.2011 Proposed PIL

Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid® Capsules – Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract 160mg

· You have blood in your urine
· You have a fever

3: How to take this product

Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid is a traditional herbal medicinal product used
to relieve urinary discomfort in men with an enlarged prostate (also known as
benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH). This is based on traditional use only.

Adults and the elderly
Take 1 capsule twice daily (in the morning and evening).
Swallow them whole with some water.
Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid is not for use in children and adolescents less
than 18 years.

Used to help relieve symptoms including:
· the need to urinate frequently (especially at night)
· weak or interrupted urinary flow
· a feeling that you cannot empty your bladder completely
Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid is for use in men only. An enlarged prostate is also
known as BPH. The prostate gland is found just below the bladder in men. As men get
older this gland may enlarge causing urinary discomfort.

2: Before you take this product
You must have been told by your doctor that you have BPH. This product is not
intended for use in women.
Do not take Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid if you:
· are allergic to Saw Palmetto fruits or any of the other ingredients
· are under 18 years of age
Take special care with Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid.
Do not exceed the stated dose. You must contact your doctor if:
· your symptoms of urinary discomfort worsen
· you have blood in your urine
· you have fever
Tell your doctor you are taking Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid if you are due to
undergo surgery.
Taking other medicines
If you are taking medication for an enlarged prostate talk to your doctor before using
Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use this product. It is for use in men only.
Driving and using machines
This product has no known effect on your ability to drive or use machines. Make sure
you know how it affects you before you drive or use machinery.

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Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid® Capsules – Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract 160mg

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

If you take too much Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid (overdose)
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 forget to take Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time; it doesn’t matter if you have
missed a dose.
If you stop taking Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid
You can stop taking this product at any time.
If you have any questions, or are unsure about anything, please ask your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
You must see your doctor or a qualified healthcare practitioner if your symptoms
worsen, or if side effects not mentioned in this leaflet occur.

4: Possible side-effects
Like all medicines, Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
The following rare side effects (affecting more than 1 in 10,000 but fewer than
1 in 1,000 people) can occur when using Healthspan Saw Palmetto ProstAid:
· Belching
· Stomach discomfort
· Allergic reactions such as skin rashes
If any of these side effects become troublesome or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
Remember to see your doctor if:
· Your symptoms of urinary discomfort worsen

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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