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PHYTOVEIN

Active substance(s): RUSCUS ACULEATUS

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PHYTOVEIN, capsules

6 - FURTHER INFORMATION

What PHYTOVEIN contains
- Each hard capsule contains 350 mg of Butcher’s broom rhizome (Ruscus
aculeatus L., rhizome).
- The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, colloidal hydrated silica and
hypromellose (capsule shell).
What PHYTOVEIN looks like and contents of the pack
Each pack contains 45 capsules
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.

Butcher’s broom rhizome 350 mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
It contains important information for your treatment.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take
PHYTOVEIN carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if you need more
information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if your
symptoms worsen, or persist after 2 weeks.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer
LABORATOIRES ARKOPHARMA
LID de Carros Le Broc – 1ère avenue, 2709 m
06510 CARROS - France
Tel.: (+33) (0) 4 93 29 11 28 - Fax: (+33) (0) 4 93 29 11 62

Unit 7 Decade Close
High Carr Business Park
Newcastle under Lyme
ST5 7UH - Tel: +44 (0) 1782 564512

Certification Mark

This leaflet was last revised in June 2016.
Traditional Herbal Registration Number
THR 12297/0015
Certification Mark

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IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What PHYTOVEIN is and what it is used for
2. Before you take PHYTOVEIN
3. How to take PHYTOVEIN
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store PHYTOVEIN
6. Further information


1 - WHAT PHYTOVEIN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

PHYTOVEIN is a traditional herbal medicinal product used
• to help relieve the symptoms of discomfort and tired heavy legs
associated with varicose veins.
• to reduce itching & burning associated with haemorrhoids
This is based on traditional use only.



2 - BEFORE YOU TAKE PHYTOVEIN

DO NOT TAKE PHYTOVEIN IF
- you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance or to any of the other
ingredients (see Section 6 Further Information).
- you have been told by your doctor that you have heart or kidney failure.
- you are under 18 years old.
TAKE SPECIAL CARE WITH PHYTOVEIN
- Do not take more than the stated dose.
- Varicose leg ulcers can arise on your lower legs as a result of varicose veins.
If you suffer from leg ulcers or if they develop, you must see your doctor before
starting or continuing to use this product.
- Tell your doctor or a qualified healthcare practitioner if:
• you notice inflammation of the skin or abnormally hard areas,

sudden swelling of one or both legs;
• rectal bleeding occurs;
• side effects not mentioned in this leaflet occur;

• your symptoms worsen, or persist after 2 weeks;
- If diarrhoea develops, you should discontinue your treatment and consult
your doctor.
TAKING OTHER MEDICINES
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicine, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING:
Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
No studies have been performed.
However it is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.


3 - HOW TO TAKE PHYTOVEIN

Adults and the elderly: Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily during meals,
with a large glass of water.

If your symptoms worsen, or persist after 2 weeks during the use
of PHYTOVEIN, consult your doctor or a qualified healthcare care
practitioner.
Not for use in children or those under 18 years. For oral use only.
Don’t take more than the stated dose.
IF YOU TAKE MORE PHYTOVEIN THAN YOU SHOULD
If you take too much and feel ill, talk to your doctor.
IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE PHYTOVEIN
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
IF YOU STOP TAKING PHYTOVEIN
You can stop taking PHYTOVEIN at any time.


4 - POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, PHYTOVEIN can have side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Nausea, gastrointestinal complaints, diarrhoea, lymphocytic colitis
(non-bloody, watery diarrhoea) may occur.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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 PHYTOVEIN

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use PHYTOVEIN after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle
after “Exp”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package and keep bottle tightly closed. Store below 30°C.

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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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