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THOMPSON AND CAPPER ECHINACEA COLD-N-FLU-EZE

Active substance(s): ECHINACEA ROOT DRY EXTRACT

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Patient Information Leaflet

5. How to store this product

6. Further Information

Do not use your tablets after the expiry date.
Return any out of date tablets to your pharmacist
who will dispose of them. The expiry date is
printed on the box and the blister.

Each film-coated tablet contains 105mg of
extract (as dry extract) from Echinacea purpurea
root (equivalent to 630mg – 840mg of Echinacea
purpurea (L.) Moench, root). Extraction Solvent
Ethanol 75% v/v.
This product also contains the following
ingredients:
Excipients in the extract: Maltodextrin, Colloidal
anhydrous silica.
Tablet core: Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Sodium Croscarmellose, Stearic acid, Magnesium
Stearate, Colloidal anhydrous silica.
Tablet coating: Glycerol, Hypromellose.
Each pack contains 30, 60 or 90 film coated tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Traditional Herbal Registration holder for this
product: Thompson & Capper Ltd, Hardwick Road,
Astmoor, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1PH.
Manufacturer of this product: Thompson & Capper
Ltd, Hardwick Road, Astmoor, Runcorn, Cheshire,
WA7 1PH.
Traditional Herbal Registration Number: THR
01359/0002
If you would like further information about this
product or a version of this leaflet in large print,
audio format or Braille version please contact:
Thompson & Capper Ltd, Hardwick Road, Astmoor,
Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1PH.
Telephone: 01928 573734
Email: enquiries@tablets2buy.com
You can help 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 from you GP’s surgery or call
freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday)
This leaflet was updated in September 2011

Keep the tablets out of sight and reach of
children.
Keep your tablets in the original packaging
until it is time to take them.
Do not store above 25°C.

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Thompson and Capper

Echinacea
Cold-n-Flu-Eze
Echinacea purpurea root extract 105mg

Please read this information carefully before you
start taking these tablets. It contains some important
information about this product. Keep this leaflet with
the tablets. You may want to read it again or show
it to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner.
1. W
 hat 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

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1. What this product is and what it is used for
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product
containing Echinacea purpurea root extract.
Thompson and Capper Echinacea Cold-n-Flu-Eze
is a traditional herbal medicinal product used
to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
and influenza type infections. This is based on
traditional use only

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2. Before you take this product

3. How to take this product

4. Possible side effects

Do not take this product if you:
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Are allergic to any of the ingredients (see section
6) or to Echinacea or any other members of the
Asteraceae/Compositae family, such as daisies,
marigolds or artichokes.
• Are under the age of 12 years.
• Suffer from allergic reactions such as hives, eczema
or asthma.
• Suffer from the infection tuberculosis.
• Suffer from connective tissue disease with formation
of clumps of cells (sarcoidosis), mainly occurring in
the lymph nodes, lungs or liver.
• Suffer from autoimmune diseases such
as inflammation of the connective tissue
(collagenoses), or multiple sclerosis.
• Suffer from diseases which decrease your
resistance to infection (eg HIV or AIDS).
• Are undergoing therapy to decrease your natural
response to infection eg chemotherapy or
radiotherapy for cancer; history of organ or bone
marrow transplant.
• Suffer from blood disorders involving the white
blood cell system such as low white blood
cell count due to bone marrow disorders
(agranulocytosis) or blood cell cancers (leukaemia).
• Are taking any immunosuppressant medication such
as ciclosporin or methotrexate.
Take special care with this product:
• If there is a family history of allergic reactions
to Echinacea, as it may trigger an autoimmune
response.
Taking other medicines:
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner if you are taking any other medicines,
including any obtained without a prescription.

For oral use only.
Start at the first signs of a common cold.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Take 1 tablet twice a day.
Swallow the tablets whole with some water or
other liquid.
Do not chew.
Do not take this product for more than ten days.
If symptoms worsen or persist for more than ten
days or you get a high fever, consult your doctor or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed the stated dose
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 and take this leaflet with
you.
If you forget to take this product
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time;
it does not matter if you have missed a dose.

Like all medicines, this product can have
side-effects. The frequency of side effects
is not known.
These are listed below:
• Allergic skin reactions like hives,
rashes or swelling.
• Swelling of the facial area (Quincke’s Oedema).
• Swelling of the skin due to fluid.
• Shrinking of the airways in the lungs with
obstruction (bronchospasm).
• Asthma and life threatening allergic reactions
(anaphylactic shock).
Echinacea can trigger allergic reactions in people
with a tendency to develop allergic conditions. Stop
taking this product immediately if you experience any
allergic reaction.
Association with autoimmune diseases has been
reported such as:
• Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
(disseminated encephalitis).
• Painful lumps on the shins (erythema nodosum).
• Low blood platelet count
(immunothrombocytopenia).
• Destruction of blood cells by antibodies (Evans
syndrome).
• Dryness in the mouth and eyes with renal tubular
dysfunction (Sjorgen’s syndrome).
A decrease in the number of white blood cells
(leucopenia) may occur in long term use (greater than
8 weeks).
If you are concerned about any side effect or if you
experience any side effect not listed above, consult
your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner.

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