HOLLAND & BARRETT VALERIAN PLUS TABLETS
Active substance(s): PASSION FLOWER DRY EXTRACT 5:1 / VALERIAN ROOT ETHANOLIC DRY EXTRACT 3-6:1
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
VALERIAN PLUS TABLETS
Valerian root extract 125mg and
Passion Flower herb extract 250mg
u Please read this leaflet carefully before you
start taking these tablets; It contains some
important information about Holland &
Barrett Valerian Plus tablets.
u Keep this leaflet with the tablets; You may
want to read it again or show it to your
doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
What is in this leaflet
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
1 - What this product is and what
it is used for
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal
product containing Valerian root and Passion
Flower herb. It 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.
2 - Before you take this product
Do not take this product if you are:
u Under 18 years of age
u Pregnant or breastfeeding
u Allergic to any of the ingredients
(see section 6)
u Already taking other medicines for sleep
or anxiety such as benzodiazepines
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.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any
medicines you are taking including any
bought without a prescription.
Driving and using machines
This product may cause drowsiness. If you are
affected do not drive or operate machines.
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. As the effects of this product may
not occur immediately, the tablets should be
taken continuously for 2-4 weeks.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
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.
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
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.
4 - Possible side-effects
Like all medicines, this product can have
side-effects. These are listed below.
u Abdominal cramps
If these persist for more than a few days, or
become troublesome, stop taking this product.
There has been one report of tachycardia
(increased heart beat) and one report of
hypersensitivity (vasculitis) in patients using
Passion Flower herb. Tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you notice any other side-effect
not mentioned in this leaflet.
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.
More information on back panel
5 - How to store this product
u Do not use your tablets after the expiry date
u 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
u Do not store above 30°C
u Keep the tablets out of the reach and sight
u Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it
is time to take them
6 - Further information
Each coated tablet of this product contains 125mg
of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian root
(Valeriana officinalis L.) (3-6:1) (equivalent to
375-750mg of Valerian root). Extraction solvent:
Ethanol 70% v/v; and 250mg of extract (as dry
extract) from Passion Flower herb (Passiflora
incarnata L) (5-7:1) (equivalent to 1250-1750mg
of Passion Flower herb). Extraction solvent
Ethanol 50% v/v.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Tablet core: Maltodextrin, silica colloidal anhydrous,
cellulose powdered, croscarmellose sodium,
magnesium stearate, stearic acid, talc, liquid glucose.
Coating: Sucrose, talc, calcium carbonate (E170),
acacia, tragacanth, titanium dioxide (E171), liquid
glucose, iron oxide hydrate (E172), hypromellose,
white beeswax, carnauba wax, shellac.
Registration holder for this product
Schwabe Pharma (UK) Ltd,
Alexander House, Mere Park, Dedmere
Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1FX
HB41045 VALERIAN PLUS LEAFLET
140mm x 180mm (flat)
45mm x 140mm (folded)
Holland & Barrett International Limited by:
Gildestrasse 39, 49477 Ibbenbüren, Germany
Traditional herbal registration number:
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If you would like further information about
this product, please contact:
Holland & Barrett International Limited
Regulatory Services Department
Samuel Ryder House
Warwickshire, CV10 7RH
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This leaflet was prepared on: 08/07/2016
COLOUR MATCH: Sample provided
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 32mg of glucose and
187mg of sucrose.
Each pack contains 30 coated tablets.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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