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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
BLACK COHOSH CAPSULES
Black Cohosh Root Extract 19mg
Important notes
u Please read this leaflet carefully before
you use this product because it contains
important information
u Keep this leaflet; you may need to read it again
u Seek professional advice if you need more
information
u Please tell a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do not
improve after 4 weeks of taking this product
u 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
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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
Further information

1 - What this product is and what
it is used for
This product contains Black Cohosh
rhizome and root extract. It is a traditional
herbal medicinal product used for
symptomatic relief of backache, muscular
and rheumatic aches and pains. This is 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 Of childbearing age and not using
contraception
u Allergic to Black Cohosh or any of the
ingredients in this product (see section 6
of this leaflet)
u Suffering from or have had liver or kidney
disease (e.g. hepatitis, jaundice or cirrhosis)
u Suffering from or have had an oestrogen
dependent tumour

As there is evidence that Black Cohosh may
have hormone-like actions, it should only be
used by women of child-bearing potential if
contraception is used.
Consult a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner if you:
u are currently taking medicine containing
oestrogen
u have a family history of estrogen
dependant tumours
3 - How to take this product
For oral use only.
Adults and elderly: Take 1 capsule 3 times
daily. Swallow the whole capsule with water.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take too much of the product
(overdose): Speak to a Doctor or a qualified
Healthcare Practitioner immediately and
take this leaflet and bottle with you.
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.
Duration of use: If symptoms worsen or do
not improve after 4 weeks of taking this
product or if joint pain is experienced,
accompanied by swelling of the joints, redness
or fever, or if any of the side effects listed in
the leaflet become serious or if side effects
not listed occur, a Doctor or a qualified
Healthcare Practitioner should be consulted.
4 - Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can have side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects are:
u Allergic skin reactions (such as nettle
rash and/or itching of the skin)
u Digestive upsets (such as indigestion
and/or diarrhoea)
u Swelling of the face or extremities
u Weight gain
If these symptoms persist or become
troublesome stop taking this product or if
you experience any other side effects not
listed above consult a Doctor, Pharmacist or a
qualified Healthcare Practitioner.
More information on back panel

If you experience any allergic reactions, stop
taking this product and consult a Doctor.
Black Cohosh may rarely cause liver problems.
If you notice symptoms such as yellowing of
the skin/eyes, nausea, vomiting, dark urine,
abdominal pain or unusual tiredness, stop taking
the product immediately and consult a Doctor,
Pharmacist or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner.
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 GP’s surgery or pharmacy, or
call freephone 0808 100 3352
5 - How to store this product
u Keep the capsules in the bottle until it is
time to take them
u Do not take the capsules after the
expiry date (see outer label). The expiry
date refers to the last day of the month
u Do not store above 25ºC
u Store in the original packaging
u Keep the bottle tightly closed
u Keep the capsules out of sight and reach
of children
6 - Further information
About this product: Each hard capsule contains
19mg of extract (as dry extract) from Black
Cohosh rhizome and root (Cimicifuga racemosa
(L) Nutt.) (equivalent to 97mg-155mg of Black
Cohosh rhizome and root).
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 75% v/v.
This product also contains the following inactive
(excipient) ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose,
Magnesium stearate, Silica colloidal hydrated.
Excipients in the extract: Maltodextrin, Silica
colloidal anhydrous.
Capsule shell: Hypromellose. Each bottle contains
50 or 100 clear, hard two pieces capsules with
brown fill.

THR 21710/0007
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
NBTY Europe Limited
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire, CV10 7RH
United Kingdom
Manufacturer
NBTY Europe Limited
Vitality House
Sixth Avenue
Centrum 100
Burton-on-Trent
Staffordshire, DE14 2WP
United Kingdom
If you would like further information about
this product, please contact:
NBTY Europe Limited
Regulatory Services Department
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire, CV10 7RH
United Kingdom
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Contact us on:
Telephone: +44 (0) 2476 215 400
Fax: +44 (0) 2476 215 452
Email: customerservices@NBTYeurope.com
This leaflet was prepared on: 26/02/2013

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