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HOLLAND & BARRETT HERBAL WATER RELIEF TABLETS

Active substance(s): BLADDERWRACK EXTRACT / BURDOCK EXTRACT / GROUND IVY EXTRACT

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Herbal Water Relief Tablets
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Important Notes
 Please read this leaflet carefully before you use this product as it contains important
information
 Keep this leaflet; you may need to read it again
 Seek professional advice if you need more information
 Please tell a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare Practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do
not improve after one week of taking this product
 Please tell a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare Practitioner if you suffer from side effects not
listed in this leaflet and/or if any of the side effects become serious
In this leaflet
1. What this product is and what it is used for
2. Before you take this product
3. How to take this product
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this product
6. Further information

1. What this product is and what it is used for
This product contains extracts of Bladderwrack, Burdock root and Ivy leaf. It is a traditional
herbal medicinal product used to relieve symptoms in mild cases of water retention,, based on
traditional use only.

2. Before you take this product
Do not take this product if you are:
 Under 18 years of age or elderly
 Pregnant or breastfeeding
 Allergic to the active substances, plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family such as
daisies, marigolds or artichokes, plants of the Araliaceae family, iodine or to any of the
excipients.
 Suffering from a condition where a reduced fluid intake is recommended (e.g. heart or
kidney disease).
 Suffering from a thyroid disorder or taking any medicines for a thyroid disorder
 Taking any other medicines or dietary supplements containing iodine or a diuretic
medicine.
Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if:
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You have a gastric ulcer or gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining).
You are taking any medicines to stop a cough (antitussives) such as codeine or
dextromethorphan
You are taking any other medicines, including any bought without a prescription.

3. How to take this product
For oral use only
Adults: One to two tablets to be taken three times daily.
To ensure an increase of the amount of urine, adequate fluid intake is required during
treatment.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Not recommended for use in children or adolescents under 18 years of age or the elderly.
If you experience fever, spasms, difficulty urinating or blood in your urine, consult your doctor
or qualified healthcare practitioner
Duration of use: If the symptoms persist for more than one week, a doctor or qualified health
care practitioner should be consulted.
If you forget to take this product: Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed
dose(s). Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time. It does not matter if you have
missed a dose.
If you accidentally take too may tablets: Consult your doctor or qualified healthcare
practitioner and take this leaflet to show them. Overdose of this product can lead to thyroid
disorders.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Herbal Water Relief Tablets can have side effects. Possible side effects are:
 Anaphylactic shock (serious allergic reaction which causes difficulty in breathing or
dizziness).
 Gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
 Allergic reactions such as urticaria (itchy rash) , skin rash, couperoses (red patches
caused by broken cappilleries), breathlessness.
In cases of anaphylactic shock contact a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare Practitioner
immediately. For other side effects, if these persist for more than a few days, or become
troublesome, stop taking this product.
If other side effects not mentioned above occur, a doctor or qualified health care practitioner
should be consulted.
Making medicines safer:
You can help 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 pharmacy, or call
Freephone 0808 100 3352

5. How to store this product
 Keep the tablets in the bottle until it is time to take them
 Do not take the tablets after the expiry date (see outer label)
 Store the tablets below 25oC
 Keep the bottle tightly closed
 Keep the tablets out of sight and reach of children
6. Further information
About this product: This is a traditional herbal medicinal product that contains extracts of
Bladderwrack, Burdock root and Ivy leaf.
Each tablet contains:
50mg of extract (as dry extract) from Bladderwrack fucus (Fucus vesiculosus L.) (1.7-3:1)
Extraction solvent: Acidic Water
25mg of extract (as dry extract) from Burdock root (Arctium lappa L.) (2-4:1) Extraction
solvent: Ethanol 70%v/v
25 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Ivy leaf (Glechoma hederacea L.) (6-7:1) Ethanol 40
%v/v
This product also contains the following inactive (excipient) ingredients: Calcium
Phosphate Dibasic, Sago Flour, Magnesium Trisilicate, Stearic Acid, Ethylcellulose N100,
Maltodextrin, Colloidal anhydrous silica.
Registration Holder:
Nutrition Warehouse Limited
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Eliot Park
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 7RH
UK
Manufacturer of this product:
Nutrition Warehouse Limited
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Eliot Park
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 7RH
UK
If you would like further information about this product, please contact:
Nutrition Warehouse Limited
Regulatory Services
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire

CV10 7RH
UK
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Telephone: +44 (0) 2476 215 400
Fax: +44 (0) 2476 215 452
Email: customerservices@nbtyeurope.com
This leaflet was revised April 2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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