PUNCTO DIGEST CAPSULES
Active substance(s): GINGER RHIZOME POWDER / GINGER RHIZOME POWDER / GINGER RHIZOME POWDER
Puncto® Digest Capsules
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription. However, you still need to
take Puncto Digest 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 or qualified healthcare practitioner if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve after 2 weeks.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
In this leaflet:
1. What Puncto Digest is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Puncto Digest
3. How to take Puncto Digest
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Puncto Digest
6. Further information
1. What Puncto® Digest is and what
it is used for
Puncto Digest is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used for the symptomatic
relief of minor digestive complaints such as
indigestion, dyspepsia, feeling of fullness,
flatulence and temporary loss of appetite
based on traditional use only.
2. Before you take Puncto® Digest
2.1 Do not take Puncto Digest
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
ginger or any of the ingredients in your
medicine (see section 6: Further
• If you have a peptic or duodenal ulcer.
• If you have any obstruction or any
disease of the bile duct, or gall stones.
• If you are under 12 years of age.
• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
2.2 Take special care with Puncto®
If your symptoms persist for more than two
weeks or get worse you must see your
doctor, or a qualified healthcare
You must stop taking this medicine at least
2 weeks before you are planning to have
any surgery. Ginger may increase the risk
of you bleeding more, or may affect the
other medicines given to you during
2.3 Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking, or have recently taken any other
medicines. This includes any medicines
which you have bought without a
You must talk to your doctor if you are
• Anti-coagulant (blood thinning)
medicines, such as warfarin or heparin.
• Anti-platelet medicines, such as
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
medicines, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or
2.4 Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take this product if you are pregnant
or breast-feeding because there is no
evidence that it is safe to do so.
2.5 Driving and using machines
You may feel drowsy while taking this
medicine. If you are affected do not drive or
3. How to take Puncto® Digest
Remember to always take this medicine
with meals and 1-2 glasses of water. The
capsules should be swallowed whole and
not chewed. Do not exceed the stated
You should check with your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner if you are not sure.
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3.1 How much Puncto Digest to take
Adults, the elderly, children over 12
1 capsule three times each day at
Children under 12 years of age
Do not give to children under 12 years of
Do not store above 25°C. Keep them in the
original package until it is time to take
Medicines should not be thrown away in
waste water or in household waste. Please
ask your pharmacist how to throw away
any medicine you do not need anymore. If
you do this you will help protect the
6. Further Information
3.2 If you take more Puncto Digest than
If you have accidentally taken more than
the recommended dosage of Puncto
Digest this usually will not have any side
effects. Continue to take the usual dose at
the usual time.
If you have accidentally taken a lot of this
medicine you may get more side effects or
any side effects may get worse. You must
talk to your doctor.
3.3 If you forget to take Puncto Digest
Never take a double dose to make up for a
missed dose. Take the next dose at the
usual time. Always take with 1-2 glasses of
If you have any further questions about taking this medicine, please ask your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare
4. Possible side effects
What Puncto Digest contains
The active ingredient in each capsule is:
250 mg ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale
The other ingredients are:
Colloidal anhydrous silica, gelatin, purified
water, titanium dioxide (E171), indigo
What Puncto Digest looks like and
contents of the pack
Puncto Digest is a light blue capsule.
Puncto Digest comes in blister packs of 10,
20 or 50 capsules. Not all packs may be
Traditional Registration Holder and
Traditional Registration Holder:
PlantaPhile Ltd., 18 Hyde Gardens,
Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PT, UK
Like all medicines, Puncto Digest can
cause side effects, although not everybody
Grünwalder Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH,
Ruhlandstr. 5, 83646 Bad Tölz, Germany.
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000
Stomach complaints such as heartburn,
burping, wind, feeling full or nausea (feeling
sick) may occur.
You may feel drowsy.
This leaflet was last revised in October
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner if any of the side
effects become serious, or you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet.
For a large print, Braille or audio
versions of this leaflet please call +49172-6018754.
5. How to store Puncto® Digest
Keep out of the reach and the sight of
Do not use the capsules after the expiry date
on the carton and the blister strip. The expiry
date is the last day of that month.
You can help to make medicines safer by
reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card
Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow
Card form from your GP’s surgery or
pharmacy, or call free phone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am-2pm Monday - Friday).’
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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