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Holland & Barrett
Herbal Classics De-Stress
Extracts of Hop Strobile, Valerian, Passion Flower

Patient Information Leaflet
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you take this product because it contains
important information you need to know.
This product is available without prescription;
however, you still need to use this product
carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet as you may need to read
it again. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner if you
need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What this product is and what it is used for
2. Before you take this product
3. How to take this product
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this product
6. Further information

1. What this product is and what
it is used for
This medicine contains extracts of:
hop strobile
valerian root
passion flower herb
A traditional herbal medicinal product used
for temporary relief of symptoms associated
with stress, such as mild anxiety based on
traditional use only.

2. Before you take this product
Do not take this product if you are:
allergic to any of the ingredients
(see section 6)
under 18 years of age
already taking a medicine for sleep
or anxiety

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.
The effects of this product may be
increased by alcohol. Excessive use of
alcohol should therefore be avoided.
Driving and using machinery
These tablets might cause drowsiness
which can persist into the following day.
If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Each tablet contains glucose. If you have
been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.

3. How to take this product
For oral use. Swallow the tablet whole with
water. Do not chew.
Adults and the elderly: 1 tablet, 3 times a day.
Not recommended for use in children or
adolescents under 18 years old.
As the effects of this product may not occur
immediately, it should be taken continuously
for 2 - 4 weeks. If symptoms worsen or persist
after 4 weeks consult your doctor, pharmacist
or qualified healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
What to do if too many tablets are taken
If you take too many tablets by mistake,
contact your doctor or pharmacist straight
away and take this leaflet with you.
What to do if you miss a dose:
If you miss a dose just take the next dose
when it is due. Do not take a double dose to
make up for the missed dose.

4. Possible side effects

6. Further Information

Like all medicines, this product can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

Each film coated tablet contains the active
34 mg of extract (as dry extract) from
Hop strobile (Humulus lupulus L.) (4-6:1)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 70% (v/v)
30.8 mg of extract (as dry extract) from
Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L.) (4:1)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% (v/v)
15.2 mg of extract (as dry extract) of
Passion Flower herb (Passiflora incarnata L.)
(5-7:1) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 50% (v/v)

The frequency of the side effects is not
known. The following side effects have
been reported:
Gastrointestinal symptoms such as
nausea (feeling sick) and stomach
cramps have been reported with
Valerian root preparations
Other side effects:
One case of hypersensitivity (vasculitis)
and one case of increased heartbeat
(tachycardia) have been reported in
patients using Passion Flower herb.
If you are concerned about any side
effect, if a side effect becomes serious
or if you notice a side effect not listed
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor
or qualified healthcare practitioner.
You can help to make medicines safer
by reporting any side-effects to the
Yellow Card Scheme at
Alternatively you can get a paper
Yellow Card form from your
GP's surgery or pharmacy or call
freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am - 2pm Monday - Friday)

5. How to store this product
Keep out of the reach and sight of
Do not use these tablets after the
expiry date printed on the pack.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original package.

The other ingredients are:
Extract excipients: Maltodextrin, colloidal
anhydrous silica, liquid glucose.
Core excipients: Calcium hydrogen phosphate,
microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid,
magnesium stearate.
Film-coating: Polyethylene glycol 400,
hypromellose 4500, hydroxypropylmethyl
cellulose, iron oxides (E172), titanium
dioxide (E171).
This product is available in pack sizes
of 30, 60 and 120 tablets. Not all pack sizes
are marketed.
This product is a tan brown, circular biconvex,
film coated tablet.
Is this leaflet hard to see or read? Contact us on:
Telephone: +44 (0)1283 228300
THR Holder & Manufacturer is:
Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd.,
William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire,
DE11 0BB, U.K.
Text revised: February 2014
THR: 20894/0074
Certification Mark

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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