POTTERS CLEANSING HERB TABLETS
Active substance(s): CAPE ALOES / CASCARA BARK / DANDELION ROOT / FENNEL FRUIT / SENNA LEAF TINNEVELLY
Stop taking the medicine and consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
It may be harmful to:
Take too much Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets
or for too long. This is because taking too
much for too long may lead to:
• A ‘lazy bowel’, where the muscle in the
bowel becomes too relaxed. This means
that bowel emptying happens less often.
This can lead to long-term constipation.
• Imbalance of fluids and salts in the body.
This can affect the tightness of muscles
such as those in the bowel. It can also
affect the salts in the blood.
• Low levels of potassium in the blood
(called ‘hypo-kalaemia’). This can make you
tired, dizzy, make your muscles weak and
cause uneven heart-beat.
• Dehydration, making you thirsty, feel faint
and giving you headaches. It can also
mean you cannot pass enough urine.
If you forget to take Potter’s Cleansing
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
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:
• the product may produce abdominal pain,
spasms and diarrhoea, in particular in
patients with irritable colon
• excess acid
• chronic use may lead to albuminuria and
haematuria which is albumin or red blood
cells in the urine
• allergic reactions such as skin rash, hives
(skin bumps) or itchiness around the anus
• swelling of the face, neck, tongue or
throat, difficulty breathing (anaphylaxis) or
shortness of breath - seek medical advice
• yellow or red-brown discolouration of urine
may occur, which is harmless.
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
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original
Return any unused medicine to your
pharmacist for safe disposal.
5. HOW TO STORE POTTER’S
CLEANSING HERB TABLETS:
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this product after the expiry date
printed on the label and base of the carton.
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Leaflet last revised: 02/02/2016
6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
The active ingredients in each
Potter’s Cleansing Herb tablet are:
100 mg Senna Leaf Tinnevelly (Cassia
angustifolia Vahl), 45 mg Cape Aloes (Aloe ferox
Mill), 30 mg Cascara Bark (Rhamnus purshianus
D.C.), 30 mg Dandelion Root (Taraxacum
officinale F.H. Wigg), 15 mg Fennel Fruit
(Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce Miller).
This product also contains:
Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate, Sucrose,
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Starch
Glycolate type A.
Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets are brownish
olive-green, round biconvex tablets, available
in containers of 50 tablets.
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
SENNA LEAF, CAPE ALOES,
CASCARA BARK, DANDELION ROOT,
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 Cleansing Herb
Tablets carefully to get the best
results from them.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
• 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.
• 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 Cleansing Herb Tablets
are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Potter’s Cleansing Herb
3. How to take Potter’s Cleansing Herb
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Cleansing Herb
6. Further information
1. WHAT POTTER’S CLEANSING HERB
TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE
Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets are a
traditional herbal medicinal product used
for the short-term relief of occasional
constipation and bloating, based on
traditional use only.
Potter’s Cleansing Herb Tablets does not help
with weight loss.
Containing Senna Leaf, Cape Aloes,
Cascara Bark, Dandelion Root, Fennel Fruit.
For full details, see Section 6.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S
CLEANSING HERB TABLETS:
Do not take Potter’s Cleansing Herb
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients
or other plants of the Asteraceae/
Compositae family, to Apiaceae
(Umbelliferae) (aniseed, caraway, celery,
coriander and dill) or Anethole
• if you have blockage or narrowing of the
gastro-intestinal tract or bowel (ileus,
intestinal obstruction or stenosis)
• if you have paralysis or a lack of muscle
tone in the bowel (atony)
• if you have appendicitis, inflammatory
bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease
or ulcerative colitis
• if you have severe dehydration
• if you have persistent or undiagnosed
abdominal complaints e.g. pain, nausea
• if you have problems with your bile duct
e.g. infection, blockage or inflammation
of your bile duct or gallstones or other
• if you have a stomach ulcer
• if you have faecal impaction or rectal
bleeding for which you don’t know the
cause or blood in stools
• if you have already taken a laxative and
you are still constipated
• if you have had a sudden change in bowel
habit that has lasted for more than 2 weeks
• if you have liver disease, diabetes, kidney or
• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
• if you are under 18 years of age.
Consult your doctor before taking this
• if you suffer from kidney disorders
• If you are taking medicines for
a heart condition, medicines
inducing QT prolongation, diuretics,
adrenocorticosteroids or liquorice root
Taking other medicines:
You should consult your doctor or pharmacist
for advice if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
It is recommended to use changes in diet
and bulk forming medicines to control
constipation before using this medicine.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
You should not use Potter’s Cleansing Herb
Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
because there is no evidence that it is safe
to do so.
Important information about some
of the ingredients in Potter’s Cleansing
This product contains Sucrose.
If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this
3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S
CLEANSING HERB TABLETS:
It is important that you follow these
For oral use.
Normally it is sufficient to take this product
up to 2-3 times a week.
Adults and the elderly: One or two tablets at
bedtime when necessary.
New users should start with the lowest dose
and increase it to the maximum dose if
necessary. Once regularity has been regained
dosage should be reduced and can usually
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Use for more than 1-2 weeks requires
Consult your doctor after taking this
• if your condition worsens or symptoms
• if there is no bowel movement after 3 days
and laxatives are needed every day
• if abdominal pain persists.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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