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NEALS YARD REMEDIES VALERIAN HERBAL TINCTURE

Active substance(s): VALERIANA OFFICINALIS

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6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Each 5 ml of oral liquid contains:
1 g of Valerian root (Valeriana
officinalis L.)
This product also contains:
Rectified spirit (96% ethanol), water.
This product comes in a glass bottle of
100 ml or 200 ml with a child-resistant
safety cap. It contains a brown liquid.
Traditional Herbal Registration holder:
Highland Herbs Ltd,
10 Payne Street, Glasgow, G4 0LF
Manufacturer:
Potters Ltd, 1 Botanic Court, Martland
Park, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration
number:
THR 43751/0027

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

NAPIERS VALERIAN
TINCTURE
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 healthcare
practitioner if your symptoms do not
improve after 4 weeks.
If any side effects become serious, or if
you notice side effects not listed in here,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

What is Valerian?
Valerian is a herb and wildflower that is
native to the British Isles.
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,
31 Townsend Street, Glasgow G4 0LA
Telephone: 0845 002 1860

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

This leaflet was revised 21/05/2015

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1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Napiers Valerian Tincture is a traditional
herbal medicinal product containing
Valerian root. For full details see
Section 6.
Napiers Valerian Tincture is a traditional
herbal medicinal product used to aid
sleep and for the temporary relief of the
symptoms of mild anxiety, based on
traditional use only.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS
PRODUCT
Do not take this product if you:
• are under 18 years old
• have a hypersensitivity to Valerian root
• are allergic to any of the ingredients
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• have liver disease or epilepsy
• are already taking a medicine for sleep
or anxiety
• are taking medicines known to interact
with alcohol, e.g. metronidazole

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Important information about some of
the ingredients in this medicine
The effects of this product may be
increased by alcohol. Avoid excessive
use of alcohol.
This product contains 21 % v/v ethanol
(alcohol), i.e. up to 840 mg per dose,
equivalent to 21 ml beer or 8.75 ml wine
per dose. Harmful for those suffering
from alcoholism.
Driving and using machines
This product may cause drowsiness. If
you are affected do not drive or operate
machines.

Maximum daily dose: 4 single doses
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
If your symptoms continue after 4 weeks
or worsen, tell your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.

3. HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
For oral use only. For adults and the
elderly.
To relieve the symptoms of mild
anxiety: Take one 5ml teaspoonful in
water or fruit juice when necessary, up
to three times a day.
To aid sleep: Take one 5ml teaspoonful
in water or fruit juice half to one hour
before bedtime, with an earlier dose
during the evening if necessary.
As the effects of this product may not
occur immediately, it should be taken
continuously for 2-4 weeks.

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.

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.
Overdose of this product may result
in alcohol intoxication and should be
treated accordingly.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this product can have
side effects. Possible side effects are:
• drowsiness
• nausea
• abdominal cramp
If you notice any other side effect with
this medicine, speak to your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner.
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.
This product does not require any special
storage conditions.
There are no special precautions for
disposal.
Keep this product out of the reach and
sight of children.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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