PUNCTO PROSTA CAPSULES
Active substance(s): PUMPKIN SEED DRY EXTRACT
Puncto® Prosta capsules
Pumpkin seed extract 122.5 mg
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® Prosta 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.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Puncto® Prosta is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Puncto® Prosta
3. How to take Puncto® Prosta
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Puncto® Prosta
6. Further information
1. What Puncto Prosta is and what
it is used for
Puncto Prosta is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used for the relief of lower
urinary tract symptoms such as frequent
urge to urinate with or without pain, urine
incontinence, and inability of urine retention,
in women who suffer from irritable bladder
symptoms. Prior to treatment other serious
conditions should have been ruled out by a
2. Before you take Puncto Prosta
This product contains soya oil and should
not be used by patients who are allergic to
peanut or soya.
This product contains sorbitol. Patients with
rare hereditary problems of fructose
intolerance should not take this product.
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 prescription.
2.1 Do not take Puncto Prosta
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
• the active substance or other members
of the Cucurbitaceae family,
• any of the excipients,
• peanut or soya as this product contains
(see section 6: Further information).
2.2 Take special care with Puncto®
For oral administration.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
This product is intended for use in men who
have had benign prostatic hyperplasia
(BPH) already diagnosed by a medical
If symptoms worsen a doctor or qualified
healthcare practitioner should be consulted.
You must see your doctor immediately if:
• you have blood in your urine
• you have fever.
2.4 Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take this product if you are pregnant
or breast feeding. It is for use in men only.
2.5 Driving and using machines
No special precautions are needed. This
medicine should have no effect on your
ability to drive and use machines.
3. How to take Puncto Prosta
Always use Puncto Prosta exactly as
instructed. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
3.1 How much Puncto Prosta to take
Remember to always take this medicine
with 1-2 glasses of water. The capsules
should be swallowed whole and not
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you
think that Puncto Prosta may be too
strong or weak for you.
Please turn over!
3.2 Adults and the elderly:
One capsule to be taken three times a day.
Children and adolescents under 18
years of age:
This medicine is not recommended in
children and adolescents under 18 years.
3.3 If you take more Puncto Prosta than
If you have accidentally taken more than
the recommended dosage of Puncto
Prosta this usually will not have any side
effects. Continue to take the usual dose at
the usual time.
3.4 If you forget to take Puncto
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
any medicine you do not need anymore. If
you do this you will help protect the
6. Further Information
What Puncto Prosta contains
122.5 mg of extract (as dry extract) (26-31:1)
from pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pepo L.),
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% m/m.
Also contains: Soya bean oil (108 mg) and
sorbitol (6.4 mg).
The other ingredients are:
Maltodextrin, palm kernel oil, lecithin,
coconut oil, yellow beeswax, gelatin,
glycerol, purified water, titanium dioxide E
171, iron oxide yellow E172.
What Puncto Prosta looks like and
contents of the pack
Puncto® Prosta are yellow-beige colour
capsules with gloss and seams, odourless.
Puncto Prosta comes in blister packs of 40,
60 or 120 capsules per package.
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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Puncto Prosta can
cause side effects, although not everybody
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Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PT, UK
Allergic reactions may occur in rare cases.
The frequency is not known.
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If you get any of these signs you must not
take any more of this medicine. Usually if
you stop taking the medicine any side
effects will disappear.
If any of the side effects become serious, or
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Puncto Prosta
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.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
Medicines should not be thrown away in
waste water or in household waste. Please
ask your pharmacist how to throw away
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You can help to make medicines safer by
reporting any side effects to the YellowCard
Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Alternatively you can get a paper
YellowCard form from your GP’s surgery or
pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am-2pm Monday-Friday).
For a large print, Braille or audio
version of this leaflet, please
contact: PlantaPhile Ltd., 18
Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East
Sussex, BN21 4PT, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in May 2012.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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