Active substance(s): VALERIAN ROOT POWDERED
User Information Leaflet
Medway City Estate,
Kent ME2 4HU.
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
VALERIAN ROOT 400mg
5 How to store Valdrian
Do not use the capsules after the expiry date.
The expiry date is printed on the pot label. Return any unused
capsules to your pharmacist who will dispose of them for you.
Please read this leaflet carefully before using Valdrian.
It contains important information about this medicine.
Store below 25ºC in the original package.
Keep all medicines out of reach and sight of children.
Keep this leaflet.
You may want to read it again. If you need more information
or advice, please ask your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
6 Further Information
Each hard capsule of Valdrian contains the following
active herbal ingredient:
Valerian root 400mg (Valeriana officinalis L.).
There are no other ingredients in Valdrian.
The capsule shell is made from hypromellose.
Each pot of Valdrian contains 60 capsules.
This leaflet was revised March 2014.
What is in this leaflet
What Valdrian is and what it is used for
Before you take Valdrian
How to take Valdrian
Possible side effects
How to store Valdrian
1 What Valdrian is and what it is used for
Valdrian is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary
relief of mild anxiety and to aid sleep, based on traditional use only.
If you take too much Valdrian (overdose)
If you take more than the recommended dose, see a doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner and take this
leaflet with you.
2 Before you take Valdrian
Do not take if you:
- are allergic to the ingredient (see section 6).
- are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- are under 18 years of age.
- are already taking a medicine for sleep or anxiety.
Tell your doctor if you have an intolerance to any of the ingredients.
This product may cause drowsiness. If you are affected do not drive
or operate machines.
The effects of this product may be increased by alcohol. Excessive
use of alcohol should therefore be avoided.
3 How to take Valdrian
If you forget to take Valdrian
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time; it does not matter
if you have missed a dose.
If you are unsure about anything relating to Valdrian
If you have any questions, or are unsure about anything, please
ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
4 Possible side effects
Like all medicines this product may have side effects.
For oral use only.
Swallow the capsules whole with water. Do not chew the capsules.
Adults and elderly:
To relieve mild anxiety: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily.
To aid sleep: Take 1 capsule 30 minutes before bedtime, with an
additional dose earlier in the evening if necessary.
Maximum daily dose: 4 capsules
If these persist or become troublesome stop taking the product.
As the effects of this product may not occur immediately, the
capsules should be taken continuously for 2 - 4 weeks.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
This product is not suitable for children or adolescents
under 18 years old.
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:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
If you notice any other side effects after taking Valdrian, please
inform your doctor or pharmacist.
If your symptoms of mild anxiety and/or sleeplessness worsen,
or do not improve after 4 weeks, consult your doctor or qualified