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Patient Information Leaflet

& Echinacea
oral drops


Important things you need
to know
This product is used to
help relieve minor urinary
complaints associated with
cystitis in women.
This product is suitable for
women over 18 years.
Don't take this product if
you are allergic to any of the
ingredients: see section 6.

1. What this product is
and what it is used for
Uva-ursi & Echinacea Cystitis
oral drops is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used to help
relieve minor urinary complaints
associated with cystitis in women
such as:
Burning sensation when
Frequent urination

Before you take this product:
read section 2.

This is based on traditional use only.

Dosage instructions: see
section 3.

2. Before you take this

Talk to your doctor if your
symptoms worsen, or do not
improve after 7 days.
Side effects can occur when
taking this product: see
section 4.
Now read the rest of this leaflet
carefully. Keep this leaflet. You
may need to read it again.

Do not take this product
If you are under 18 years of age.
If you are allergic to
Echinacea or plants of
the daisy (Asteraceae/
Compositae) family.
Echinacea is a member of
the daisy family.
Uva-ursi, also known as
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi.
Any of the ingredients of this
product (listed in section 6).
If you have a tendency to
allergies such as hives, allergic
eczema or asthma.

If you suffer from
TB (the infection tuberculosis)

If you are taking
Ciclosporin, methotrexate,
or any other

Sarcoidosis (a connective
tissue disorder which causes
the formation of clumps of
cells mainly in the lymph
nodes, lungs and liver)

Any medicine which is
affected by alcohol.

An autoimmune disease
such as collagenoses
(inflammation of the
connective tissue) or multiple

If you are having treatment
to reduce the response
of your immune system
(immunosuppression) e.g.
chemotherapy, radiotherapy.

HIV, AIDS or any other
condition which decreases
your resistance to infection

If you have had an organ or
bone marrow transplant.

A disorder which affects your
white blood cells such as
agranulocytosis (low white
blood cell count due to
bone marrow disorders) or
leukemia (blood cell cancer)
Impaired kidney function
A kidney disorder or if you
have suffered from a kidney
disorder in the past
Fluid retention caused by a
heart or kidney problem
A condition which requires
you to restrict your fluid
intake e.g. severe heart or
kidney disease

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

You should also know
This medicinal product contains
54 vol % ethanol (alcohol),
i.e. up to 213 mg per 15 drop
dose, equivalent to 5.4 ml beer
(around half a tablespoon)
or 2.25 ml wine (less than a
teaspoon) per dose.
If you suffer from alcoholism the
alcohol content of this product
may be harmful.
If you are in a high-risk group
(patients with liver disease or
epilepsy) you should consider
the alcohol content before
taking this product.

3. How to take this
Adult women over 18 years: Take
15 drops in a little water two to
five times daily.
Make sure you drink plenty of
fluids whilst taking this product.
Not for use in children or those
under 18.
For oral use only. Do not take more
than the recommended dose.

If you feel this product isn't
See your doctor
If you have a high
temperature (fever)
If you have difficulty passing
urine or have spasms
If it is painful to pass urine
If you become incontinent
If you have blood in your
If your symptoms worsen, or
do not improve after 7 days,
you should see your doctor to
check your symptoms are not
being caused by any underlying
medical condition.


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If you take too much
If you take too much and feel
ill, talk to your doctor. Taking
too much is unlikely to be
Overdose of this product may
result in alcohol intoxication and
should be treated accordingly
(see section 2 ‘You should also
know’ for alcohol content).

If you forget to take this
Do not worry about a missed
dose. Take the next dose as

Driving and using machines
This product contains alcohol
(see section 2 ‘You should also
know’ for alcohol content).


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

Side effects
This product may make your urine
appear greenish-brown in colour.
This is a harmless effect.
Digestive symptoms
Feeling sick or vomiting
Stomach ache
These are often short-lived and
should go away by themselves.
However if they are troubling you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Allergic reactions
If you already suffer from allergies
you may be more likely to get
them. Allergic reactions which may
occur are:
Skin rash
Red, itchy spots (urticaria)
These are often short-lived and
should go away by themselves.
However if they are troubling you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Swelling of the skin due to fluid
(angioedema) or swelling of the
face (Quincke’s oedema)

Blistering of the skin and
mucous membranes (StevensJohnson syndrome)
Difficulty in breathing
(bronchospasm with
Asthma or anaphylactic shock (a
life-threatening allergic reaction)
Stop taking this product
immediately if any of these occur.
Seek medical advice and take this
leaflet with you.
There have been isolated reports
suggesting an association
between Echinacea products and
autoimmune diseases such as :
Inflammation of the brain
and spinal cord (disseminated
Painful lumps on the shins
(erythema nodosum)

The frequency is not known. This
means it is not known how often
these reactions occur as there have
not been enough reports to allow
this information to be calculated.
If you are concerned about any
side effect or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or

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:
By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information
on the safety of this medicine.

Low blood platelet count
Destruction of blood cells by
antibodies (Evans Syndrome)
Dryness in the mouth and eyes
with renal tubular dysfunction
(Sjögren Syndrome)
A decrease in the number of white
blood cells (leucopenia) may occur
in long-term use (more than 8


5. How to store this
Keep out of the sight and reach
of children.
Do not use this product after the
expiry date which is stated on
the packaging. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that
This product does not require any
special storage conditions.
Use within 4 months of opening.
Do not use this product if you
notice a change in appearance. It
should be a clear to opalescent
liquid that is brown-yellow to
brown in colour.

What this product looks like
and the contents of the pack
Uva-ursi & Echinacea Cystitis oral
drops is a clear to opalescent liquid
that is brown-yellow to brown in
colour. It is available in 50 ml bottles.

Traditional Herbal
Registration Holder and
Traditional Herbal Registration
Holder and Batch Release
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, Ayrshire, UK
KA11 5DD

6. Further Information

Bioforce AG, CH-9325, Roggwil,

What this product contains

THR 13668/0030

1 ml of oral liquid contains the
tinctures of:

You can get a larger
print or audio version
of this leaflet.
Call this number:
0845 608 5858.

1 ml of Uva-ursi & Echinacea Cystitis
oral drops is equivalent to 30 drops.

Certification Mark

Fresh Uva-ursi herb
715 mg
(Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.)
(1:4). Extraction solvent: Ethanol
43% m/m

This leaflet was last revised on

Fresh Echinacea herb
240 mg
(Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench)
(1:12). Extraction solvent: Ethanol
57.3% m/m

Bioforce runs a helpline by phone
and email which can provide you
with further information.

The other ingredients used for the
liquid are ethanol and water.

Phone: 0845 608 5858

You should also know




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