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Active substance(s): GINGER TINCTURE STRONG / OAK BARK LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 / STRONGER CAPSICUM TINCTURE

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LEAFLET TEXT
Dimensions: 200mm X 120mm
Colours: Black
1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Napiers Warming Cold and Flu Elixir
is a traditional herbal medicinal
product containing extracts of
Capsicum fruit, Ginger rhizome and
Oak bark. For full details see Section
6.
Napiers Warming Cold and Flu Elixir
is a traditional herbal medicinal
product used for the symptomatic
relief of colds, sore throats, chills and
flu-type symptoms, based on
traditional use only.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS
PRODUCT

Important information about some of
the ingredients in this medicine

3. HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
For oral use only.

This medicinal product contains 10.5 %
v/v ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 420 mg
per dose, equivalent to 10.5 ml beer,
4.37 ml wine per dose. Harmful for
people suffering from alcoholism or liverdisease. If you are in a high risk group
(patients with liver disease or epilepsy)
you should consider the alcohol content
before taking this product.

Adults and the elderly: One or two 5
ml teaspoonfuls in a glass of hot water
or milk, every two hours when
required. Maximum daily dose: 12
doses (120 mls).
Children and adolescents over 12
years of age: One 5 ml teaspoonful in
warm water every three hours if
required. Maximum daily dose: 8
doses (40 mls).

This product contains approx. 0.1 g of
sucrose per 5 ml dose. If you have been
told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicinal
product.

Do not take this product if you:
• are under 12 years old or elderly
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• are allergic to any of the ingredients
• if you are taking medicines known
to interact with alcohol e.g.
metronidazole

Taking other medicines:
Ginger may increase the risk of bleeding
when taken with drugs that affect:
coagulation and bleeding e.g.
aspirin, anticoagulants such as
warfarin, phenprocoumon, heparin,
antiplatelet drugs such as
clopidogrel, and
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen
and naproxen.

• have peptic or duodenal ulcer
• have obstruction of the bile duct,
cholangitis (inflammation of the bile
duct) or gall stones.
The product should be discontinued at
least 2 weeks prior to planned surgery
due to the possible increased risk of
bleeding and it may affect other
medicines used during surgery

Oak preparations may affect the
absorption of other medicines. Therefore
this product should be taken an hour
before or after any other medicines.
Tell your doctor before this medicine if
you are taking any other medicines,
including any bought with a prescription.

Driving and using machines:
In some cases patients have
experienced drowsiness while taking
ginger. Affected patients should not
drive or operate machines.

Do not take this product for more than
7 days.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
The product should be taken 1 hour or
more before or after intake of other
medicinal products.
If your symptoms worsen or persist for
more than 7 days or if you have
difficulty breathing, fever or blood in
your saliva during the use of this
medicinal product, speak to your
doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.
If you take too much (overdose).
If you take more than the
recommended dose, speak to a
doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner and take this
leaflet with you.
An overdose of this product may result
in alcohol intoxication: the amount of
alcohol in a full bottle (8.4 g in 100 ml;
12.6 gin 150 ml: equivalent to 0.35 or

0.525 large glasses of wine
respectively or 0.84 or 1.26 glasses of
beer, respectively) may result in
intoxication and should be treated
accordingly (See Section 2).
If you forget to take this product
Continue to take your usual dose at
the usual time. Do not take a double
dose. It does not matter if you miss a
dose.
If you have any questions, or are
unsure of anything, please speak to
your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Minor gastrointestinal complaints,
particularly stomach upset, burping,
wind, feeling full and nausea have
been reported with Ginger.
Drowsiness has also been reported.
Allergic reactions have been reported
with Oak bark preparations. The
frequency is not known.
If other adverse reactions occur, a
doctor or a qualified health care
practitioner should be consulted.
Making medicines safer
You can help to 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 doctor’s
surgery or a pharmacy, or call
freephone 0808 100 3352 (available
10am-2pm Monday to Friday).

 
5. HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
Do not use this product after the
expiry date. The expiry date is printed
on the label and on the bottom of the
carton.
Do not store above 25ºC. Store in the
original container.
There are no special precautions for
disposal.
Keep this product out of the reach and
sight of children.

Traditional Herbal Registration
holder:
Highland Herbs Limited,
10 Payne Street,
Glasgow, G4 0LF

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Each 5 ml contains:
0.033 ml extract (as liquid extract)
from Capsicum fruit (Capsicum
frutescens L.) (1:3) Extraction solvent
Ethanol 60% v.v

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0.032 ml extract (as liquid extract)
from Ginger rhizome (Zingiber
officinale) (1:2) Extraction solvent
Ethanol 90% v/v
0.25 ml of extract (as liquid extract)
from Oak Bark (Quercus robur L.)
(1:1) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 21 %
v/v
Also contains Ethanol, Cassia oil,
Clove oil, Pimento oil, glycerol,
caramel E150, Water.

Product manufacturers:
Potters Ltd, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration
number: THR 43751/0011

Leaflet revised 08/01/2014

What is Capsicum fruit?
Capsicum fruits, commonly known as
chili peppers, originated in South and
Central America and are grown
throughout the world. An extract from
the fruit is used in this medicine.
What is Ginger rhizome?
Ginger is best known as a culinary
spice, native to Asia and now grown
worldwide. An extract from the spicy
root is used in this medicine.
What is Oak bark?
Also called the 'English Oak', this
species of oak tree is native to Britain
and Europe. An extract from the
sustainably harvested bark is used in
this medicine.
Further Enquiries
A copy of this leaflet in large format
print is available.
If you would like more information
about this product please contact:
Napiers the Herbalists,
10 Payne Street,
Glasgow, G4 0LF
Telephone: 0845 002 1860

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

NAPIERS WARMING COLD
AND FLU ELIXIR
with extract of Capsicum fruit, Ginger
rhizome and Oak bark
Please read this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this product.
It contains important information for
you about this product that may affect
you.
Keep this leaflet. You may wish to
read it again.
You must contact a doctor or qualified
healthcare practitioner if your
symptoms do not improve or worsen
during the use of this medicinal
product. If any side effects become
serious, or if you notice side effects
not listed in here, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
What is 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
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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