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POTTERS CATARRH & CONGESTION RELIEF

Active substance(s): ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA DRY EXTRACT 100:22 / GARLIC OIL / GARLIC POWDER

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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, 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).
Echinacea can trigger allergic reactions
in patients who have a tendency to
allergic reactions. Stop taking the
product immediately if you experience
an allergic reaction.
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
CATARRH & CONGESTION RELIEF:
Keep out of the reach and sight
of children.
Do not use Potter’s Catarrh & Congestion
Relief 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 sugar coated tablet contains:
30 mg Garlic Powder, 1 mg Garlic Oil, 13.2 mg
of Extract (as Dry Extract) from Echinacea
angustifolia Root (100:22) (Equivalent to
60mg Echinacea angustifolia (D.C.))
Extraction solvent: Water.

This product also contains:
Maltodextrin, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate,
Charcoal Powder, Sucrose, Acacia (spraydried), Stearic Acid, Talc, Magnesium
Stearate, Croscarmellose Sodium, Colloidal
Anhydrous Silica, Shellac, Calcium Carbonate
Light, Titanium Dioxide (E171), Black Iron
Oxide (E172), Yellow Iron Oxide (E172), Wax
polish (beeswax, shellac, carnauba wax).
Potter’s Catarrh & Congestion Relief are olive
green, round biconvex sugar coated tablets,
available in containers of 60 tablets.
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
and Manufacturer:
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 33656/0053
Certification Mark

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

CATARRH &
CONGESTION RELIEF
WITH GARLIC OIL & POWDER
AND EXTRACT OF ECHINACEA

(Echinacea angustifolia)

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: CAT60LEA
Leaflet last revised: 30/07/2015

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 Catarrh & Congestion
Relief 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 Catarrh & Congestion
Relief is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Potter’s Catarrh
& Congestion Relief
3. How to take Potter’s Catarrh
& Congestion Relief
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Catarrh
& Congestion Relief
6. Further information

1. WHAT POTTER’S CATARRH &
CONGESTION RELIEF IS AND WHAT
IT IS USED FOR:
Potter’s Catarrh & Congestion Relief is a
traditional herbal medicinal product used to
relieve the symptoms of catarrh, rhinitis and
nasal congestion, based on traditional use only.
Containing Garlic Oil, Garlic Powder and Dry
Extract of Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) Root.
For full details, see Section 6.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S
CATARRH & CONGESTION RELIEF:
Do not take Potter’s Catarrh &
Congestion Relief:
• 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 immunosuppressant
medications such as ciclosporin and
methotrexate.
Take special care:
• if there is a family history of allergic
reactions
• echinacea can trigger auto-immune
disease.
This medicinal product contains Sucrose.
Consult your doctor before use if you have
an intolerance to some sugars.
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 Catarrh &
Congestion Relief if you are pregnant or
breastfeeding because there is no evidence
that it is safe to do so.
This product contains Sucrose.
Patients with rare hereditary problems of
fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose
malabsotption or sucrose-isomaltase
insufficiency should not take this medicine.

3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S
CATARRH & CONGESTION RELIEF:
It is important that you follow these
instructions carefully.
For oral use.
Adults and the elderly:
Take two tablets three times a day.
Children over 12 years: Take half the
adult dose.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use this product for more than
10 days.
If your condition worsens or symptoms
persist for more than 10 days, consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
If you experience shortness of breath,
high temperature or yellow, green or blood
stained sputum, consult your doctor.
If you take too many Potter’s
Catarrh & Congestion Relief:
Stop taking the medicine and consult
your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Potter’s
Catarrh & Congestion Relief:
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.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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