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LIFECYCLE HORSE CHESTNUT TABLETS

Active substance(s): HORSE CHESTNUT EXTRACT

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
HORSE CHESTNUT TABLETS
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract
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 persist
after 2 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 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 Horse chestnut seed
extract. It is a traditional herbal medicinal
product used for the relief of symptoms
associated with minor venous insufficiency
and varicose veins, such as tired heavy legs,
pain, cramps and swelling. 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 Allergic to Horse chestnut or any of the
ingredients in this product (see section 6 of
this leaflet)
Consult a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner if you have:
u Heart problems
u Kidney problems

Warning
u It is important that you consult a doctor
before starting or continuing to use this
product if you suffer from or develop leg
ulcers, which can arise on your lower legs as
a result of varicose veins
u Tell your doctor or qualified healthcare
practitioner if you notice inflammation of the
skin, if you have abnormally hard areas of
skin with or without pain or sudden swelling
of one or both legs
3 - How to take this product
For oral use only.
Adults and elderly: Take 1 tablet 2 times daily
immediately after food. Swallow the whole tablet
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 persist
after 2 weeks of taking this product or if any of
the side effects listed in the leaflet become
serious or if any side effects not listed in the
leaflet occur, a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner should be consulted.
4 - Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can cause side
effects, although the frequency is not known.
Possible side effects are:
u Gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea,
abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhoea,
vomiting, headache and vertigo.
u Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity of the skin,
itching, rash, erythema and eczema)
If any of the above side effects become serious
or if you experience any other side effects not
listed above, consult your Doctor, Pharmacist or
a qualified Healthcare Practitioner.
If you experience any allergic reactions, stop
taking this product and consult your Doctor.
More information on back panel

5 - How to store this product

THR 21710/0012

u Keep the tablets in the bottle until it is
time to take them
u Do not take the tablets 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 tablets out of sight and reach of
children

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
NBTY Europe Limited
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire, CV10 7RH
United Kingdom

6 - Further information
About this product: Each gastro-resistant tablet
contains 272mg-332mg of extract (as dry extract)
from Horse chestnut seed (Aesculus hippocastanum
L. semen) corresponding to 60mg of Triterpene
glycosides calculated as aescin. Extraction solvent:
Ethanol 80% v/v.
This product also contains the following inactive
(excipient) ingredients:
Excipients in the extract: Silica colloidal anhydrous.
Tablet core: Calcium hydrogen phosphate
dihydrate, Microcrystalline cellulose, Maize starch,
Croscarmellose sodium, Magnesium stearate.
Tablet coating: Hypromellose, Triacetin, Talc,
Sodium Alginate, Stearic acid, Ethylcellulose,
Ammonium hydroxide, Medium chain triglycerides,
Oleic acid, Purified water (volatile).
Each bottle contains 30 speckled, light brown,
clear coated, bi-convex, oval shaped tablets, plain
on both sides.

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
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
This leaflet was prepared on: 08/12/2011

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