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POTTERS PELARGONIUM COLD RELIEF DROPS

Active substance(s): PELARGONIUM ROOT TINCTURE (1:10)

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

PELARGONIUM COLD RELIEF DROPS
EXTRACT OF PELARGONIUM ROOT

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
This medicine is available without prescription. However,
you still need to take Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief
Drops carefully to get the best results from them.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S PELARGONIUM COLD
RELIEF DROPS:
Do not take Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops:
• if you are allergic to Pelargonium roots or any of the
ingredients (see Section 6)

• Y ou must contact a doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve after 7 days.

• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

• If you experience any of the side effects listed in this leaflet,
or if you notice any other side effects, please consult your
doctor or pharmacist.

• if you suffer from severe liver or kidney disease

• if you are under 12 years of age

IN THIS LEAFLET:

• if you suffer from an increased tendency to bleeding
and/or take anti-coagulant drugs such as Warfarin, there
is a theoretical risk that taking this product may increase
the risk of bleeding

1. W
 hat Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops are and
what they are used for

• if you are taking medicines known to interact with alcohol
e.g. Metronidazole.

2. Before you take Potter’s Pelargonium Cold
Relief Drops

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.

3. How to take Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops
6. Further information
1. WHAT POTTER’S PELARGONIUM COLD RELIEF DROPS
ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR:
Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops are a traditional herbal
medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of upper
respiratory tract infections including the common cold, based
on traditional use only.
Containing extract of Pelargonium root.
For full details, see Section 6.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
You should not use Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops
if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because there is no
evidence that it is safe to do so.
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
in Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops:
The product contains 12 % v/v Ethanol (alcohol). This
corresponds to: 139.5 mg alcohol, equivalent to 3.6 ml beer
or 1.5 ml wine, per adult’s single dose (30 drops). 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 or epilepsy.

POTTER’S HERBAL REMEDIES SINCE 1812

3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S PELARGONIUM COLD
RELIEF DROPS:
It is important that you follow these instructions carefully.
For oral use:
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: 30 drops
three times per day.
The use in children under 12 years is not recommended.
The drops should be taken undiluted or with a small quantity
of water, followed by a sufficient amount of liquid (preferably
a glass of drinking water).
Remove the cap and hold the bottle vertically. If the
drops come out too quickly, tilt the bottle to the side.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
After relief of symptoms, continuation of treatment for further
2 – 3 days is recommended in order to prevent a relapse,
however treatment duration should not exceed 2 weeks.
If symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, or if you
experience a fever lasting for several days, shortness of breath
or blood in your saliva, consult your doctor.
If you take too much Potter’s Pelargonium Cold
Relief Drops:
Stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor
or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Potter’s Pelargonium Cold
Relief Drops:
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.

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 PELARGONIUM COLD
RELIEF DROPS:
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops after the
expiry date. The expiry date is printed on the label and base
of the carton.
Do not store above 30˚C. Store in the original packaging.
Shelf life after first opening of the container:
Once opened, the product should be used within 3 months.
Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist for
safe disposal.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops contain:
10 g (= 9.75 ml) of oral solution contains 8 g extract from
Pelargonium root (Pelargonium sidoides DC) (1:8 – 10)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 15% (v/v).
This product also contains:
Glycerol, Ethanol.
Potter’s Pelargonium Cold Relief Drops are a clear, light brown
to reddish brown solution and are available in a 20 ml bottle.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer:
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ

Like all medicines this product can cause side effects, but not
everyone gets them.

Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 33656/0079

If any of the following or other side effects occur,
stop taking this product and consult your doctor
or pharmacist:
• g astrointestinal complaints, such as stomach pain,
heartburn, nausea or diarrhoea

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For further information, call 01202 449752

• mild bleeding from the gums or nose

If you would like a version of this leaflet in an alternative format,
please call 01942 219960

• h ypersensitivity (e.g. skin rash, nettle rash or itching of the
skin and mucous membranes)

Product code: PEL01LEA1
Leaflet last revised: 10/06/2015

• s erious hypersensitivity reactions with swelling of the face,
breathlessness and fall in blood pressure.
In single cases, signs indicating disturbances of liver function
have been reported after intake of Pelargonium; the causal
relationship between this effect and the application of the
product has not been demonstrated.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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