POTTERS COUGH REMOVER
Active substance(s): ELECAMPANE LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 / HYSSOP LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1 / IPECACUANHA ROOT POWDER / LOBELIA HERB POWDER / WHITE HOREHOUND LIQUID EXTRACT 1:1
of Potter’s Cough Remover ask your doctor
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, including allergic
reactions, stop taking this product
and consult your doctor or pharmacist:
• Lobelia can cause nausea, vomiting,
diarrhoea, coughing, tremors and
dizziness. The frequency is not known.
• Allergic reactions including contact
dermatitis may occur after ingesting
Elecampane and White Horehound. The
frequency is not known.
If other adverse reactions occur, a doctor
or a qualified health care 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
Keep out of the reach and sight
Do not use Potter’s Cough Remover 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 5 ml of oral liquid contains:
12 mg Lobelia Herb (Lobelia inflata L.)
6.5 mg Ipecacuanha Root (Cephaelis
0.1 ml Liquid Extract White Horehound
Herb (Marrubium vulgare L.) (1:1) (equivalent
to 100 mg White Horehound Herb)
Extraction solvent: Water.
0.075 ml Liquid Extract Elecampane Root
(Inula helenium L.) (1:1) (equivalent to 75 mg
Extraction solvent: Water.
0.075 ml Liquid Extract Hyssop Herb
(Hyssopus officinalis L.) (1:1) (equivalent
to 75 mg Hyssop Herb)
Extraction solvent: Water.
This product also contains:
Ethanol, Tincture Capsicum Strong
(Capsicum, ethanol, water), Star Anise
Oil, Myrrh Tincture (Myrrh, ethanol,
water), Treacle, Syrup (sucrose), Block
Juice (Spray Dried Liquorice Powder),
Avicel CL (Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Flavouring (natural), Water.
What Potter’s Cough Remover looks
like and contents of the pack:
Potter’s Cough Remover is a dark brown
liquid and is available in a 150 ml bottle.
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
WITH IPECACUANHA, LOBELIA AND
EXTRACTS OF WHITE HOREHOUND,
ELECAMPANE & HYSSOP
For further information, call 01202 449752
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in an alternative format, please call
Product code: VEG15LEA2
Leaflet last revised: 03/08/2015
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 Cough Remover 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 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:
1. What Potter’s Cough Remover is and
what it is used for
2. Before you take Potter’s
3. How to take Potter’s Cough Remover
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Cough Remover
6. Further information
1. WHAT POTTER’S COUGH REMOVER
IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR:
Potter’s Cough Remover is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used for the symptomatic
relief of coughs, based on traditional use only.
Containing Ipecacuanha, Lobelia and Extracts
of White Horehound, Elecampane & Hyssop.
For full details, see Section 6.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S
Do not take Potter’s Cough Remover:
• 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 obstruction or inflammation
(cholangitis) of the bile duct, liver disease
or intestinal obstruction (ileus).
Consult your doctor before
taking this product:
• if you have an active peptic ulcer, gall
stones or any other disorder affecting
the bile ducts
• if you suffer from alcoholism.
See section ‘Important information about
some of the ingredients in Potter’s Cough
Remover’ for further details.
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 Cough Remover
if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
because there is no evidence that it
is safe to do so.
Driving and using machinery:
This product contains Ethanol (alcohol) and
therefore it is advised that you do not take
this medicine if you are going to drive or
Important information about
some of the ingredients in Potter’s
This product contains Sucrose (syrup).
If you have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking
This product also contains 15% v/v Ethanol
(alcohol), i.e. up to 1.2 g per dose (10 ml),
equivalent to 30 ml beer or 12.5 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 and children over 12 years:
Take two 5 ml teaspoonfuls after meals
three or four times a day.
Do not take for more than 7 days.
Not suitable for children under 12 years.
If your condition worsens or your symptoms
persist for more than 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
Stop taking the medicine and consult
your doctor or pharmacist. Overdose may
cause alcohol intoxication. See Section 2
‘Important information about some of the
ingredients in Potter’s Cough Remover’.
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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.