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Active substance(s): AGNUS CASTUS FRUIT

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Agnus Castus Capsules
Agnus Castus fruit 400mg

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use this product carefully
to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or qualified healthcare practitioner if you need more information or advice.
You must consult a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if symptoms worsen, persist or do not
improve after 3 months.
If any side effect gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.

In this leaflet:

1.

1. What the product is and what it is used for

4. Possible side effects

2. Before you take this product

5. How to store this product

3. How to take this product

6. Further information

WHAT THE PRODUCT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms
such as: irritability; mood swings; breast tenderness; bloating and menstrual cramps based on
traditional use only.
Each hard capsule contains 400mg Agnus Castus fruit (Vitex agnus-castus L.)

2.

BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS PRODUCT
Do not take this product if:
• you are allergic to any of the ingredients
(see section 6 for more information).
• you are under 18 years of age.
• you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
• you have a current pituitary disorder.
See your doctor before taking this product if:
• you suffer from, or have suffered from, an oestrogen-sensitive cancer.
• you have suffered from a pituitary disorder.
• you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Dopamine agonists or antagonists
- Oestrogens
- Antioestrogens
Tell you doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner about any other medicines you are taking,
including any bought without a prescription.

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3.

HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
Adults: Women experiencing prementrual symptoms:
Take one capsule twice a day, morning and night. Swallow whole with a glass of water.
Do not chew the capsules.
Do not exceed the recommended dose
As the effects of this product may not occur immediately, the capsules should be taken
continuously for three months.
If your symptoms persist or worsen or do not improve after 3 months, consult your doctor or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner. Take this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take this product
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose when it becomes due.
If you have any questions
or are not sure how to use this product, consult your doctor or
.
qualified healthcare practitioner

4.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The frequency of effects is not known. Possible side effects include:
Severe allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, breathlessness or difficulty swallowing. If you
experience these effects, seek medical advice immediately.
• nausea
• abdominal pain
• headaches
• dizziness
• allergic skin reactions, such as a rash or red itchy spots. • acne
• menstrual disorders
If you find these effects troublesome, stop using the product. Speak to your doctor if you are at
all concerned, if a side effect becomes serious, or you notice an effect not mentioned in this leaflet.
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 THIS PRODUCT
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original package.
Do not use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the side of the label after EXP.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how
to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.

6.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Each hard capsule contains 400mg Agnus Castus fruit (Vitex agnus-castus L.)
The capsule shell is made from hypromellose. The capsules are hard, clear, oblong containing a brown powder.
The product is available in packs of 30, 60, 90 and 120 capsules (not all sizes may be marketed).
Registration number: THR 33336/0009
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer:
Natures Aid Ltd, St Georges Park, Preston, Lancs. PR4 2DQ
Tel: 01772 686231; Fax: 01772 671688; e mail: sales@naturesaid.co.uk
This leaflet was last revised 06/2014.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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