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NATURES BEST ECHINACEA COLD & FLU RELIEF TABLETS

Active substance(s): ECHINACEA ROOT DRY EXTRACT / ECHINACEA ROOT DRY EXTRACT / ECHINACEA ROOT DRY EXTRACT

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Lamberts Echinacea
®

Cold & Flu Relief Tablets
Echinacea purpurea Root Extract 105mg

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Patient Information Leaflet
Please read this information carefully before
you start taking these tablets. It contains some
important information about this product. Keep
this leaflet with the tablets. You may want to read
it again or show it to your doctor, pharmacist
or qualified healthcare practitioner.

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

1. What this product is and what it is
used for

This product is a traditional herbal medicinal
product containing Echinacea purpurea
root extract.
Lamberts® Echinacea Cold and Flu Relief
Tablets is a traditional herbal medicinal
product used to relieve the symptoms of the
common cold and influenza type infections.
This is based on traditional use only.

2. Before you take this product
Do not take this product if you:
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding
•A
 re allergic to any of the ingredients (see
section 6) or to Echinacea or any other
members of the Asteraceae/Compositae
family such as daisies, marigolds or artichokes
• Are under the age of 12 years
• Suffer from allergic reactions such as hives,
eczema or asthma
• Suffer from the infection tuberculosis
• Suffer from connective tissue disease with
formation of clumps of cells (sarcoidosis),
mainly occurring in the lymph nodes, lungs
or liver
• Suffer from autoimmune diseases such
as inflammation of the connective tissue
(collagenoses), or multiple sclerosis

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• Suffer from diseases which decrease your
resistance to infection (eg HIV or AIDS)
• Are undergoing therapy to decrease
your natural response to infection eg
chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer;
history of organ or bone marrow transplant
• Suffer from blood disorders involving the
white blood cell system such as low white
blood cell count due to bone marrow
disorders (agranulocytosis) or blood cell
cancers (leukaemia)
•A
 re taking any immuno­suppressant medication
such as ciclosporin or methotrexate.
Consult your doctor before taking this product:
• If you are prone to develop allergic
reactions. Echinacea can trigger severe and
life threatening allergic reactions in patients
who have a tendency to allergic reactions.
Taking other medicines:
• Tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner if you are taking any
other medicines, including any obtained
without a prescription.

3. How to take this product
For oral use only
Start at the first signs of a common cold.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Take 1 tablet twice a day.
Swallow the tablets whole with some water or
other liquid. Do not chew.
Do not take this product for more than 10
days. If symptoms worsen or persist for more
than ten days or you get a high fever, consult
your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.
Do not take more than the leaflet tells you to.
If you take too much of this product (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, it does not matter if you have missed a dose.

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can have sideeffects. The frequency of side-effects is not
known. These are listed below:
•A
 llergic skin reactions like hives, rashes or
swelling
• Swelling of the facial area (Quincke’s Oedema)
• Swelling of the skin due to fluid
• Shrinking of the airways in the lungs with
obstruction (bronchospasm)
• Asthma and life threatening allergic
reactions (anaphylactic shock)
Echinacea can trigger allergic reactions in
people with a tendency to develop allergic
conditions. Stop taking this product immediately
if you experience any allergic reaction.
Association with autoimmune diseases has
been reported such as:
• Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
(disseminated encephalitis)
• Painful lumps on the shins (erythema
nodosum)
• Low blood platelet count
(immunothrombocytopenia)
• Destruction of blood cells by antibodies
(Evans syndrome)
• Dryness in the mouth and eyes with renal
tubular dysfunction (Sjorgen’s syndrome)
A decrease in the number of white blood
cells (leucopenia) may occur in long term use
(greater than 8 weeks).
If you are concerned about any side effect
or if you experience any side effect not listed
above, consult your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
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 the package
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 this product
Keep the tablets out of the sight and reach of
children.

Keep your tablet in the packaging until it is
time to take them.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use Lamberts® Echinacea Cold and Flu
Relief Tablets after the expiry date which is
stated on the box and blister pack. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month. Return
any out of date tablets to your pharmacist who
will dispose of them for you.

6. Further information
Active Ingredient
Each film-coated tablet contains 105mg
of extract (as dry extract) from Echinacea
purpurea root (equivalent to 630mg-840mg
of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench, root).
Extraction Solvent Ethanol 75% v/v
This product also contains the following
ingredients:
Excipients in the Extract - Maltodextrin,
Colloidal Anhydrous Silica.
Tablet Core - Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline
Cellulose, Sodium Croscarmellose, Stearic
Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Colloidal
Anhydrous Silica.
Tablet Coating - Hypromellose, Glycerol.
Each pack contains 30, 60 or 90 film coated
tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Traditional herbal registration holder for this
product:
Lamberts Healthcare Ltd, 1 Lamberts Road,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3EH.
Manufacturer of this product: Thompson
& Capper Ltd, Hardwick Road, Astmoor,
Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1PH.
Traditional Herbal Registration Number:
THR 34425/0002
If you would like further information about
this product or would like a large print,
Braille or audio version of this leaflet
please contact: Lamberts Healthcare Ltd.,
1 Lamberts Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
TN2 3EH. Tel: 01892 554312.
This leaflet was updated in July 2017.
LK42-1

Certification Mark

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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