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POTTERS SKIN CLEAR TABLETS

Active substance(s): ECHINACEA DRY EXTRACT 100:22 / ECHINACEA DRY EXTRACT 100:22 / ECHINACEA DRY EXTRACT 100:22

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Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets
THR 44893/0002

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Potter’s Herbals ( logo)
SKIN CLEAR TABLETS
EXTRACT OF ECHINACEA (Echinacea angustifolia)

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Potter’s
Skin Clear Tablets 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.
• You must contact a doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 2
weeks.
• 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.

IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets
3. How to take Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets
6. Further information

1. WHAT POTTER’S SKIN CLEAR TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED
FOR:
Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets are a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the
symptomatic relief of minor skin conditions such as spots, pimples and blemishes, based on
traditional use only.
Containing extract of Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia).
For full details, see Section 6.

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2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POTTER’S SKIN CLEAR TABLETS:
Do not take Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets:
• 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, leukaemia
• 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.
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 Skin Clear Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because
there is no evidence that it is safe to do so.

3. HOW TO TAKE POTTER’S SKIN CLEAR TABLETS:
It is important that you follow these instructions carefully.
For oral use:
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: Take two tablets three times a day.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use the product for more than 2 weeks
If your condition worsens or symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, or signs of skin
infection are observed, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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If you take too many Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets:
Stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets:
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.
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:
• 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).
Association with auto-immune 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 SKIN CLEAR TABLETS:
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets 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.
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Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist for safe disposal.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
Each film coated tablet contains:
110 mg Dry Extract Echinacea angustifolia root (100:22) (equivalent to 500 mg Echinacea
angustifolia (D.C))
Extraction solvent: Water.
This product also contains:
Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Colloidal Anhydrous
Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Croscarmellose Sodium.
Clear film coating containing Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose and Glycerol.
Potter’s Skin Clear Tablets are pinkish fawn speckled round film-coated tablets and are
available in containers of 60 tablets.

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer:
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 44893/0002

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: SKI60LEA1
Leaflet last revised: 07/09/2015

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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