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HYPERIFORCE ST JOHNS WORT TABLETS

Active substance(s): ST JOHNS WORT EXTRACT

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Important things you
need to know

Hyperiforce®
St John's Wort tablets

This product is used to
relieve the symptoms of
slightly low mood and
mild anxiety.
This product is suitable for
adults over 18 years.
Don't take this product if
you are allergic to any of
the ingredients.
This product may affect
the way some medicines
work. If you take any
medicine check the table
in section 2 carefully
to see if Hyperiforce is
suitable for you.
Before you take this
product: read section 2.
Dosage instructions: see
section 3.
Talk to your doctor if
your symptoms worsen
or you do not feel any
benefit from this product
within 6 weeks.
Side effects are minor and
rare: see section 4.
Now read the rest of this
leaflet carefully. Keep this
leaflet. You may need to read
it again.

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Information
1. What the product
is for
Hyperiforce is a traditional
herbal medicinal product
used to relieve the
symptoms of slightly low
mood and mild anxiety. This
is based on traditional use
only.
Used to help with:
Feeling down or low
Feeling stressed and
anxious
Suffering from depression?
This product is for symptoms
of slightly low mood and mild
anxiety. If you think you are
suffering from depression and
have thoughts of self-harm,
suicide or any other symptoms
of depression you should see
your doctor. Other symptoms
of depression can include
feeling hopeless and helpless,
finding it hard to concentrate,
loss of interest in your daily
activities, tiredness, changes
to your appetite or weight
and changes in your sleeping
patterns.

2. Before you take
this product

Medicines for
anxiety
or depression

This product is not suitable if you are
taking any medicines for anxiety or
depression. This includes lithium.

Do not take this product

Hormonal
contraceptives

This product is not suitable if you are
taking any hormonal contraceptives
including the Pill and other forms
of contraception such as hormonal
implants. If you are unsure as
to whether your contraception
contains hormones please see your
pharmacist.

If you are under 18 years of
age.
If you are allergic to any
of the ingredients in this
product (see section 6
Further Information).
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are suffering from
depression (see section 1 What
the product is for).
If you have a sensitivity to
sunlight.
If you are having light
therapy (phototherapy) or
any testing procedures that
use light (photodiagnostic
procedures).
If you are due to have an
operation in the next 10
days.
If you are taking any of the
medicines in the following
table as this product may
affect the way they work.
If you are unsure if this
product is suitable for you
then please contact your
pharmacist or our Helpline
on 0845 608 5858.

Medicines to
treat HIV

Amprenavir, atazanavir, darunavir,
fosamprenavir, indinavir, lopinavir,
nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir,
tipranavir (HIV protease inhibitors)
Delavirdine, efavirenz, nevirapine (HIV
non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase
inhibitors)

Medicines for
the immune
system

Ciclosporin, tacrolimus, sirolimus

Medicines for
migraine

Almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan,
naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan,
zolmitriptan

Barbiturates
(used as
tranquillisers)

Butobarbital, phenobarbital

Chemotherapy

Dasatinib, erlotinib, etoposide,
imatinib, irinotecan, mitotane,
sorafenib, sunitinib
Aprepitant (used to treat the side
effects of chemotherapy)

Breast cancer
medicine

Exemestane

Emergency
contraception

The morning-after pill.

HRT (Hormone
Replacement
Therapy)

This comes in a number of forms
including tablets, patches, gels and
vaginal rings.

Medicines to
regulate male
hormones

Finasteride

Medicines
for heart
conditions

Amiodarone, amlodipine, digoxin,
felodipine, ivabradine, nifedipine,
verapamil

Blood thinning
medicines

Acenocoumarol, warfarin

Pain killing
medicine

Tramadol, methadone

Cholesterol
lowering
medicines

Atorvastatin, simvastatin

Medicine for
Parkinsons

Rasagiline

Proton pump
inhibitors

Lansoprazole, omeprazole

Antipsychotic
medicine

Aripiprazole

Medicines for
an infection

Any of the following antibiotics:
clarithromycin, erythromycin,
telithromycin. Any of the following
antifungals: itraconazole, voriconazole

Central
Nervous
System
stimulants

Methylphenidate

Medicines
to control
diabetes

Gliclazide

Diuretic

Eplerenone

Thyroid
hormones

Thyroxine

Medicines for
epilepsy

This product is not suitable if you are
taking any medicines for epilepsy.

Theophylline

Medicines to
treat malaria

Artemether, lumefantrine

Medicines
used to
control asthma
Antihistamines

Fexofenadine

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3. How to take this
product
Adults and the elderly: 1 tablet
three times daily.
Don't take more than the
recommended dose.
Not for use in children or those
under 18 years of age.

Take special care with
this product
Avoid prolonged sunbathing
or the use of sunbeds or
solariums whilst taking
this product. In rare cases
St John's wort may cause
your skin to be much more
sensitive to sunlight.
Remember to tell your
doctor you are taking this
product if you have to have
an operation. This product
should be stopped 10 days
before an operation.

Driving and using
machines
In rare cases this product may
cause dizziness or tiredness.
If this happens to you, do not
drive or use machines.

If you take too much
If you take too much and
feel ill, talk to your doctor.
Taking too much is unlikely
to be harmful.
Your skin may be more
sensitive to sunlight or UV
irradiation. You should not
use sunbeds or solariums
and you should protect your
skin from the sun for 1-2
weeks.

If you forget to take
this product
Don't worry about the
missed dose. Take the next
tablet as usual.

If you feel this product
isn't working
See your doctor:
If you do not feel an
improvement within six
weeks, or if you begin to
feel worse.
If your symptoms begin to
interfere significantly with
how you live your everyday
life or if you have thoughts
of self-harm or suicide.

4. Possible
side effects
Like all medicines, this product
can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.

Other side effects
Headaches
Nerve pain or tingling
(neuropathy)
Anxiety
Mania

Minor effects

Restlessness

The following minor side effects
can occur when using this
product.

Dizziness

The frequency of these effects
occurring is not known.
Digestive symptoms
Feeling sick
Stomach discomfort
Digestive upsets such as
diarrhoea or constipation
Loss of appetite
These are often short-lived and
should go away by themselves.
However if they are troubling
you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.
Skin reactions
Itching (pruritis)
Rash
Red, itchy spots (urticaria)
Sunburn-like reactions after
exposure to strong sunlight.
Stop taking the product if these
occur.

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Side effects

Fatigue

Information

5. How to store
this product
Keep out of the reach and
sight of children.
Do not use this product
after the expiry date on the
packaging. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that
month.

If you are concerned about any
side effect please talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.

This product does not
require any special storage
conditions.

Reporting of side effects

Do not use this product
if you notice a change in
appearance. The tablets
should be oval and
brownish-green in colour.

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.

6. Further
Information
What this product
contains
One tablet contains 66 mg of
extract (as dry extract) from
fresh St John's wort (Hypericum
perforatum L.) flowering herb
(equivalent to 170-305 mg of
dried St John's wort flowering
herb). Extraction solvent:
Ethanol 68% V/V.
The other ingredients used for
the tablet are microcrystalline
cellulose, croscarmellose
sodium, hydrogenated
cottonseed oil and colloidal
anhydrous silica.

What this product looks
like and the contents of
the pack
Hyperiforce tablets are oval
and brownish-green in colour.
Hyperiforce is available in packs
of 60 or 120 tablets. Not all
pack sizes may be marketed.

Traditional Herbal
Registration Holder
and Manufacturer
Traditional Herbal
Registration Holder and
Batch Release:
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, Ayrshire, UK
KA11 5DD
Manufacturer:
Bioforce AG, CH-9325,
Roggwil Switzerland
THR No. 13668/0014

You should also know
Bioforce runs a helpline by
phone and email which can
provide you with further
information.
Email: enquiries@avogel.co.uk
Phone: 0845 608 5858

You can get a
larger print or
audio version of
this leaflet.
Call this number:
0845 608 5858.

Certification Mark
This leaflet was revised on
07/2015.

What is St John's wort?
St. John's wort, also known as
Hypericum perforatum, is a
plant which has been used as a
herbal medicine for many years.
The flowers and leaves found at
the top of the plant are used to
make this product.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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