POTTERS CHEST MIXTURE
Active substance(s): LOBELIA LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 / SENEGA ROOT EXTRACT 1:1 / SQUILL LIQUID EXTRACT 1:10 5.8% ACETIC ACID / WHITE HOREHOUND LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 / LOBELIA LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 / SENEGA ROOT EXTRACT 1:1 / SQUILL LIQUID EXTRACT 1:10 5.8% ACETIC ACID / WHITE HOREHOUND LIQUID
Like all medicines this product can cause
side effects, but not everyone gets them.
If any of the following or other side
effects occur, including allergic
reactions, stop taking this product and
consult your doctor or pharmacist:
• Lobelia can cause similar side effects
to nicotine including nausea,
vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing,
tremors and dizziness.
• Allergic reaction including contact
dermatitis may occur after ingesting
White Horehound. The frequency is
• Squill may cause gastric irritation.
The frequency is not known.
If other adverse reactions occur, a doctor
or a qualified healthcare practitioner should
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 CHEST
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Potter’s Chest Mixture 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
Return any unused medicine to your
pharmacist for safe disposal.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
Each 5 ml of oral liquid contains:
0.0144 ml Liquid Extract Lobelia Herb
(Lobelia inflata L.) (1.1) (equivalent to 1.44 mg
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 50% v/v.
0.085 ml Liquid Extract White Horehound
Herb (Marrubium vulgare L.) (1:1) (equivalent
to 85 mg White Horehound Herb)
Extraction solvent: Water.
0.06 ml Liquid Extract Senega Root
(Polygala senega L.) (1:1) (equivalent
to 60 mg Senega Root)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% v/v.
0.06 ml Liquid Extract Indian Squill bulb
(Drimia indica (Roxb.) JP Jessop) (1:10)
(equivalent to 6 mg Indian Squill)
Extraction solvent: Acetic Acid 6% v/v.
This product also contains:
Ethanol, Syrup (sucrose), Glycerol, Quillaia
Tincture Special (Quillaia Bark, water,
ethanol), Fluid Extract Wild Cherry (Wild
Cherry Bark, water, ethanol), Capsicum
Tincture (Capsicum Oleoresin, water,
ethanol), Beetroot Powder (E162), Viscarin
(Carrageenan, Glucose (dextrose)), Star
Anise Oil, Water, Acetic Acid.
Potter’s Chest Mixture is a dark reddish
brown liquid and is available in a 150 ml
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
Potters, Wigan WN5 OJZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
WITH EXTRACTS OF WHITE HOREHOUND,
SENEGA, LOBELIA & SQUILL
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: CHE15LEA6
Leaflet last revised: 10/08/2017
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 Chest Mixture carefully
to get the best results from it.
• K eep this leaflet, you may need to read
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve
after 7 days.
• If you experience any side effects, please
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
hat Potter’s Chest Mixture is and
what it is used for
2. Before you take Potter’s Chest Mixture
3. How to take Potter’s Chest Mixture
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Chest Mixture
6. Further information
1. WHAT POTTER’S CHEST MIXTURE
IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR:
Potter’s Chest Mixture is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used for the symptomatic
relief of chesty coughs and catarrh of the
throat and chest, based on traditional use only.
For full details, see Section 6.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S
Do not take Potter’s Chest Mixture:
• if you are allergic to any of the
• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
• if you are under 12 years of age
• if you are taking medicines known to
interact with alcohol e.g. metronidazole
• if you have a heart condition
• if you have obstruction or inflammation
(cholangitis) of the bile duct, liver
disease or intestinal obstruction (ileus)
• with digoxin or any medicine for heart
Talk to your doctor before taking this
product if you have:
An active peptic ulcer, gall stones or any
other disorder affecting the bile ducts.
See section ‘Important information about
some of the ingredients of Potter’s Chest
Mixture’ for further information.
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.
This product should not be taken with
digoxin or any medicine for heart
Driving and using machines:
This product contains Ethanol (alcohol)
and therefore it is advised that you do not
take this medicine if you are going to drive
or use machinery.
Important information about some
of the ingredients of Potter’s
This product contains Syrup (sucrose) and
If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this
This product also contains 10% v/v Ethanol
(alcohol), i.e. up to 400 mg per dose (5 ml),
equivalent to 10 ml beer or 4.2 ml wine per
dose. It may be harmful for those suffering
from alcoholism and high-risk groups such
as pregnant or breastfeeding women,
children and patients with liver disease
3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S
It is important that you follow the
Shake bottle well before use.
For oral use.
Adults, the elderly and children over
Take one 5 ml teaspoonful every three
hours, up to a maximum of 4 doses per day.
Not recommended for children under
the age of 12 years.
If your symptoms persist or if your
condition worsens after 7 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 much Potter’s
Do not take more than the stated dose.
If you take too many doses, stop taking the
medicine and contact a doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Potter’s
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.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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