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NAPIERS HERBAL HEARTBURN RELIEF

Active substance(s): DANDELION ROOT DRY EXTRACT 2:1 / GINGER / HOLY THISTLE AQUEOUS DRY EXTRACT 20:1 / MILK THISTLE DRY EXTRACT 20:1 / MYRRH / VALERIAN ROOT

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LEAFLET TEXT
Dimensions: 200mm X 120mm
Colours: Black
1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR

Important information about some of
the ingredients in this medicine

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

Napiers Herbal Heartburn Relief is a
traditional herbal medicinal product containing
Ginger rhizome, Valerian root, Myrrh resin and
extracts of Milk Thistle fruits, Holy Thistle herb
and Dandelion root. For full details see Section
6.

This product contains 9.5 mg of sucrose
per tablet. If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product.

Adults and the elderly:
One or two tablets to be taking after
meals three times a day.

The effect of Valerian may be
potentiated by alcohol. Excessive
simultaneous consumption of alcohol
should therefore be avoided.

If your symptoms worsen or do not
improve after one week, speak to
your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.

Napiers Herbal Heartburn Relief is a
traditional herbal medicinal product used for the
relief of heartburn, stomach ache, indigestion,
flatulence and dyspepsia, based on traditional
use only.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS
PRODUCT

The product should be discontinued at
least 2 weeks prior to planned surgery
due to the possible increased risk of
bleeding and may affect other medicines
used during surgery.

Do not take this product if you:
• are under 18 years old
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• are allergic to any of the ingredients or to
plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family
• have peptic or duodenal ulcer
• have kidney or heart problems or diabetes
• are taking any medicines that make you feel
sleepy
• have liver disease
• have obstruction or diseases of the bile duct,
cholangitis (inflammation of the bile duct) or gall
stones

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
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
(NSAIDs) drugs such as aspirin,
ibuprofen and naproxen.
Tell your doctor before taking this
medicine if you are taking any of the
above medicines or 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 exceed the stated dose.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Minor gastrointestinal complaints,
particularly stomach upset, burping, wind,
feeling full and nausea have been
reported with Ginger and nausea and
abdominal cramps have been reported
with Valerian root.
Stomach pain and excess stomach acid
may occur with dandelion root. Allergic
reactions may occur. The frequency is not
known.
Allergic skin reactions have been reported
with myrrh. The frequency is not known.

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.
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.

Gastrointestinal symptoms such as
nausea, upset stomach and diarrhoea,
headache, allergic reactions such as
hives, skin rash, itching and difficulty
breathing have been reported with milk
thistle. The frequency is not known.
If other adverse reactions not mentioned
above occur, a doctor or 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 tablet contains:
25 mg of Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale
Roscoe)
25 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Milk Thistle
fruits (Silybum marianum L. Gaertner) (20:1)
Extraction Solvent: Ethanol 90% v/v
40 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Holy Thistle
herb (Cnicus benedictus L.) (20:1) Extraction
solvent: Water
25 mg of Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L.)
75 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Dandelion root
(Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wigg.) (2:1)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 70 % v/v
25mg of Myrrh resin (Commiphora myrrha Engl.)

Traditional Herbal Registration
number: THR 43751/0016

Each tablet also contains sucrose,
sodium starch glycolate, talc, magnesium stearate,
Spearmint oil, kaolin light, sucrose syrup, Beetroot
powder, Gum Arabic and Maltodextrin.
This product comes in containers of 100 pink round
tablets.

Manufacturer:
Potters Division, Wigan,
WN5 0JZ, UK

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Leaflet revised 08/01/2015

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.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

What is Milk Thistle?
Milk Thistle is a wild thistle, native to the
Mediterranean and cultivated in Britain since the
Middle Ages. An extract from the fruit is used in
this medicine.

with Ginger rhizome, Valerian root,
Myrrh resin and extracts of Milk
Thistle fruits, Holy Thistle herb and
Dandelion root.

What is Holy Thistle?
Holy or Blessed Thistle is a wild thistle, native to
the Mediterranean and cultivated in Britain since
the Middle Ages. An extract from the whole herb
is used in this medicine.
What is Valerian root?
Valerian is a herb and wildflower that is native to
the British Isles. An extract from the root is used
in this medicine.
What is Dandelion root?
Dandelions are common all over Europe, noted
for their cheerful yellow flowers in Spring and
Summer. An extract from the bitter root 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

NAPIERS HERBAL HEARTBURN
RELIEF

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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