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NAPIERS ELIXIR OF ECHINACEA COMPLEX

Active substance(s): ECHINACEA LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 38% ALCOHOL / FUMITORY LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 21% ALCOHOL / WILD INDIGO LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 45% ALCOHOL

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If you forget to take Potter’s Elixir
of Echinacea Plus:
If you miss a dose, take your next dose at
the usual time. Do not take two doses at the
same time to make up for a missed dose.
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist if
you need further advice.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Like all medicines this product can cause
side effects, but not everyone gets them.
If any of the following or other side effects
occur, including allergic reactions, stop
taking this product and consult your doctor
or pharmacist:
• allergic reactions e.g. rash, hives,
swelling of the skin due to fluid, swelling
of the facial area (Quincke’s oedema)
• shrinking of the airways in the lungs
(bronchospasm)
• asthma and life-threatening reactions
(anaphylactic shock).
Association with autoimmune diseases
have been reported such as: inflammation
of the brain and spinal cord, painful lumps
on the shins, low blood platelet count,
destruction of blood cells by antibodies
(Evans Syndrome), dryness of the mouth
and eyes with renal tubular dysfunction
(Sjorgen syndrome).
A decrease in the number of white blood
cells (Leucopenia) may occur in long–term
use (more than 8 weeks).

Making medicines safer:
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 POTTER’S ELIXIR
OF ECHINACEA PLUS:
Keep out of the reach and sight
of children.
Do not use Potter’s Elixir of Echinacea Plus
after the expiry date. The expiry date is
printed on the label and base of the carton.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the
original packaging.
Return any unused medicine to your
pharmacist for safe disposal.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
Each 5ml of oral liquid contains:
0.64ml Liquid Extract Echinacea angustifolia
(Echinacea angustifolia (D.C.)) (1:1) (equivalent
to 0.64gm Echinacea angustifolia root)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 45% v/v
0.175ml Liquid Extract Wild Indigo (Baptisia
tinctoria R.Br.) (1:1) (equivalent to 0.175gm
Wild Indigo root)

Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% v/v
0.16ml Liquid Extract Fumitory (Fumaria
officinalis L.) (1:1) (equivalent to 0.16gm
Fumitory herb)
Extraction solvent: Water.
This product also contains:
Ethanol, Star Anise Oil, Coriander Oil, Lemon
Oil, Orange Oil, Elixir Saccharin (saccharin
sodium, water, 90% ethanol), Colour Solution
(caramel, glycerin, 90% ethanol, water),
Glycerin, Fluid Extract Glycyrrhizae Special
(water, glucose liquid, caramel, 90% ethanol,
liquorice liquid extract, sorbitol), Syrup
(sucrose), Water.
Potter’s Elixir of Echinacea Plus is a dark
brown liquid and is available in a 135ml bottle.
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
and Manufacturer:
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 33656/0054

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

ELIXIR OF ECHINACEA
PLUS
EXTRACTS OF ECHINACEA (Echinacea angustifolia),
WILD INDIGO & FUMITORY

Certification Mark

For further information, call 01202 449752
If you would like a version of this leaflet in an
alternative format, please call 01942 219960
Product code: ECH30LEA2
Leaflet last revised: 06/2015
PLEASE READ THESE
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE

POT TER’S HERBAL REMEDIES SINCE 1812

This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need
to take Potter’s Elixir of Echinacea
Plus carefully to get the best results
from it.
• Keep this leaflet, you may need to read
it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor or pharmacist
if your symptoms worsen or do not
improve after 10 days.
• If you experience any of the side effects
listed in the leaflet, or if you notice any
other side effects, please consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What Potter’s Elixir of Echinacea Plus
is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Potter’s Elixir
of Echinacea Plus
3. How to take Potter’s Elixir
of Echinacea Plus
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Elixir
of Echinacea Plus
6. Further information
1. WHAT POTTER’S ELIXIR OF ECHINACEA

PLUS IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR:
Potter’s Elixir of Echinacea Plus is a
traditional herbal medicinal product used
to relieve the symptoms of the common
cold and flu type infections and minor skin
conditions, based on traditional use only.
Containing extracts of Echinacea (Echinacea
angustifolia), Wild Indigo and Fumitory.
For full details, see Section 6.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S ELIXIR
OF ECHINACEA PLUS:
Do not take Potter’s Elixir of Echinacea Plus:
• if you are allergic to any of the
ingredients or other plants of the
Asteraceae/Compositae family e.g. daisy,
artichokes or marigolds
• if you suffer from: frequent allergic
reactions such as hives, eczema, asthma;
tuberculosis; sarcoidosis; auto immune
diseases e.g. collagenosis, multiple
sclerosis; conditions which decrease your
resistance to infection e.g. HIV infection
or AIDS; white blood cell disorders e.g.
agranulocytosis, leukemia
• if you are on therapy to reduce natural
response to infection (e.g. chemotherapy,
radiotherapy, history of organ or bone
marrow transplant)
• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
• if you are under 12 years of age

• if you are taking medicines known to
interact with alcohol e.g. metronidazole
or immunosuppressant medications
such as ciclosporin and methotrexate.
Consult your doctor:
• if there is a family history of allergic
reactions.
Taking other medicines:
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
You should not use Potter’s Elixir of
Echinacea Plus if you are pregnant or
breastfeeding because there is no
evidence that it is safe to do so.
Driving and using machines:
This product contains Ethanol (alcohol)
and therefore it is advised that you do not
take this medicine if you are going to drive
or use machinery.
Important information about some
of the ingredients in Potter’s Elixir
of Echinacea Plus:
This product contains Sucrose (syrup), Glucose
and Sorbitol. If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicine.

This product also contains 19% v/v Ethanol
(alcohol), i.e. up to 760mg per dose,
equivalent to 19ml beer and 7.9ml wine per
dose. It may be harmful for those suffering
from alcoholism and high-risk groups such
as pregnant or breastfeeding women,
children and patients with liver disease
or epilepsy.
3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S ELIXIR
OF ECHINACEA PLUS:
It is important that you follow these
instructions carefully.
Shake the bottle well before use.
Start at first signs of common cold.
For oral use: Adults, the elderly and
children over 12 years:
One 5ml teaspoonful three times a day.
The use in children under 12 years is
not recommended.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use this product for more
than 10 days.
If your condition worsens, symptoms persist
for longer than 10 days or you get a high
fever, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take too much Potter’s Elixir of
Echinacea Plus:
Stop taking the medicine and consult your
doctor or pharmacist.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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