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HIGHER NATURE VALERIAN SLEEP AID TABLETS

Active substance(s): VALERIAN ROOT DRY EXTRACT

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Patient Information Leaflet

6. Further information
Each coated tablet of this product contains 150mg of extract (as dry extract)
from Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L.) (equivalent to 450-900mg of
Valerian root). Extraction solvent: ethanol 70% v|v.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Liquid glucose, silica colloidal anhydrous, cellulose powdered, croscarmellose sodium,
stearic acid, talc, sucrose, calcium carbonate (E170), acacia, tragacanth, white
beeswax, carnauba wax, shellac.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some
sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.
Each coated tablet contains 35mg of glucose and 136mg of sucrose.
Each pack contains 30 coated tablets.
Registration holder for this product
Schwabe Pharma (UK) Ltd
Alexander House, Mere Park,
Dedmere Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1FX

Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking these tablets.
It contains some important information about Higher Nature Valerian Sleep Aid.
Keep this leaflet with the tablets.
You may want to read it again or show it to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.

2: Before you take this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 2
3: How to take this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 2
4: Possible side-effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 3
5: How to store this product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 3
6: Further information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 4

If you would like further information about this product, please contact:
Higher Nature
Burwash Common
East Sussex, TN19 7LX
Telephone: 0870 0664478
Email: nutrition@higher-nature.co.uk
This leaflet was prepared in August 2016

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Coated tablets
Valerian root extract 150mg

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

Traditional herbal registration number:
THR 23056/0006

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Higher Nature Valerian
Sleep Aid

What is in this leaflet

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

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1. What this product is and what it is used for
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Valerian root. Each
coated tablet of this product contains 150mg of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian
root (Valeriana officinalis L.) (equivalent to 450-900mg of Valerian root). Extraction
solvent: ethanol 70% v|v.
Higher Nature Valerian Sleep Aid is a traditional herbal medicinal product used
for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances due to symptoms of mild anxiety,
based on traditional use only.

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2. Before you take this product
DO NOT TAKE this product if you are:
● pregnant or breastfeeding
● allergic to any of the ingredients (see section 6).
● under 18 years of age
● already taking a medicine which makes you drowsy
Tell your doctor before taking this product if you have an intolerance to
some sugars (see section 6)
The effects of this product may be increased by alcohol. Excessive use of
alcohol should therefore be avoided.
Driving and using machines:
This product may cause drowsiness. If you are affected do not drive or operate
machines.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicines you are taking,
including any bought without a prescription.

4. Possible side-effects
Like all medicines, this product can have side-effects. These are listed below.
Side-effects
● abdominal cramps
● nausea

If these persist for more than a few days,
or become troublesome, stop taking this
product.

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

Reporting of side effects:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side-effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side-effects directly
via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side-effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this
medicine.

3. How to take this product
Adults and the elderly.
Take 1 to 2 tablets half an hour before bedtime. If necessary, an additional tablet
can be taken earlier in the evening.
Swallow the tablets whole with some water or other liquid. Do not chew the tablets.

5. How to store this product
Do not use your tablets after the expiry date.
Return any out-of-date tablets to your pharmacist who will dispose of them for you. The
expiry date is printed on the box and the blister pack.

As the effects of this product may not occur immediately, the tablets should be taken
continuously for 2–4 weeks.

Do not store the tablets above 25°C. Store in the original packaging.

Do not take more than the label/leaflet tells you to take.

Keep your tablets out of the reach and sight of children.

If you take too much of this product (overdose).
If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner and take this leaflet with you.

Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them

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 qualified healthcare practitioner.
You must speak to a qualified healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen,
if they do not improve after four weeks, or if side-effects not mentioned in this
leaflet occur.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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