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JOINTEEZE DEVILS CLAW TABLETS

Active substance(s): DEVILS CLAW QUANTIFIED DRY EXTRACT

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JointEeze®
Devil’s Claw tablets

Devil’s Claw root extract 300mg
Read all of this leaflet because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use this product carefully to get
the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or qualified healthcare practitioner if you need more information or advice.
You must consult a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if symptoms worsen or do not improve after 4 weeks.
If any side effect gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.

In this leaflet:
1. What the product is and what it is used for.

4. Possible side effects.

2. Before you take this product.

5. How to store this product.

3. How to take this product.

6. Further information.

1.

WHAT THE PRODUCT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
This is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Devil’s Claw root dry extract used for the relief of
backache, rheumatic and muscular pain, and general aches and pains in the muscles and joints based on
traditional use only.

2.

BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS PRODUCT
This product is not suitable for patients under 18 years of age.
Do not take this product if:


you are allergic to Devil’s Claw (also known as Harpagophytum), or any of the other ingredients



you have, or have ever had either a stomach and/or a duodenal ulcer.

(see section 6 for more information).
Take special care with this product:
o If your condition is accompanied by swelling of the joint, redness or fever, consult your doctor.
o You must consult a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if symptoms worsen or do not improve after 4 weeks.
o

If you have a heart condition, tell your doctor if you wish to take JointEeze®.

o

This product contains glucose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some

o

Do not exceed the recommended dose.

sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product,
Taking other medicines.
You can use this product with other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, because there is no evidence that it is safe to do so.
Driving and operating machines.
Devil’s Claw may make you feel dizzy and drowsy. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

3.

HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
For oral use only.
For adults and the elderly: swallow one tablet three times daily after food.
You must consult a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if symptoms worsen or do not improve after 4 weeks.
Do not take if you are under 18 years of age.
If you take too much of this product (overdose).
There are no reports of any adverse effects of overdosing, but if you have taken more than you should and feel
unwell, talk to your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner as soon as possible.
If you forget to take this product.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose when it becomes due.
If you have any questions or are not sure how to take this product, consult your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.

4.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The frequency of side effects is not known.
Possible side effects include:
Digestive system:
• Nausea, or feeling sick
• Abdominal pain
• Digestive upsets such as vomiting or diarrhoea
Other side effects:
• Allergic reactions such as rash and itching
• Headaches
• Dizziness
If you find these effects troublesome, stop using the product. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are at all
concerned, if a side effect becomes serious, or you notice an 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.

5.

HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 250C.
Do not use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the side of the label after EXP. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use this product if you notice any discolouring or softening of the tablets, as this means they may
have deteriorated.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask you pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.

6.

FURTHER INFORMATION
One film-coated tablet contains 300mg of extract (as dry extract) from Devil’s Claw root (Harpagophytum procumbens
D.C. and/or H. zeyheri L. Decne radix), (equivalent to 1050 – 1500mg Devil’s Claw root). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60%v/v.
Other ingredients:
Herbal extract – maltodextrin, silica colloidal anhydrous;
Tablet core – calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, cellulose microcrystalline, crosscarmellose sodium, silica
colloidal hydrated, magnesium stearate;
Coating – lecithin, croscarmellose sodium, glucose monohydrate, sodium citrate, dextrin.
The product is available in packs of 30, 60, 90 and 120 tablets (not all sizes may be marketed).
Registration number: THR 33336/0004
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer:
Natures Aid Ltd., St Georges Park, Preston, Lancs. PR4 2DQ.
Certification Mark
Tel: 01772 686231; Fax: 01772 671688; e mail: sales@naturesaid.co.uk

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This leaflet was last approved in 03/2014.

For a large print, braille or audio version of this leaflet please call 01772 686231

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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