VENAFORCE HORSE CHESTNUT GR* TABLETS
Active substance(s): AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM DRY EXTRACT 4-6:1 / AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM DRY EXTRACT 4-6:1 / AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM DRY EXTRACT 4-6:1
Read all of this leaflet carefully
because it contains important
information for you.
Horse Chestnut GR* tablets
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still
need to take this product carefully
to get the best results.
Keep this leaflet. You may
need to read it again.
If you need more information
or advice ask your pharmacist
or other healthcare advisor.
You should feel an
improvement within 2 weeks.
If not, contact your doctor.
If any of the side effects
become serious, or if you
notice any side effect not
listed in this leaflet, please tell
In this leaflet
ST N U T S E E D
1. What this product is and what
it is used for
1. What this product
is and what it is
Venaforce is a traditional herbal
medicinal product for relieving
the symptoms of varicose veins.
This is based on traditional use
Used to help relieve:
Tired, heavy legs
Aching, painful legs
Varicose veins appear when veins
lose their elasticity. Blood then
accumulates, causing swelling and
2. Before you use
This product is not suitable for
anyone under 18 years of age.
Do not use this product if
you are allergic to:
Horse chestnut (Aesculus
hippocastanum) seed. This
product contains Horse chestnut
Any of the other ingredients
in this product. (See Section 6
Take special care with this
See your doctor as soon as
possible if you have:
Swelling of the skin
especially around the
Swelling of the vein
caused by a blood clot
2. Before you use this product
A hardened bump under
3. How to use this product
4. Possible side effects
Sudden swelling of one or
5. How to store this product
A heart or kidney problem
6. Further information
Do's & Don'ts
If you notice a leg ulcer
developing, see your doctor.
Varicose leg ulcers can arise on
your lower legs as a result of
If you already have a leg ulcer,
see your doctor before taking
Using this product
about some of the
ingredients of this
This product contains soya
polysaccharide. If you are
allergic to peanut or soya, do
not use this product.
This product is best taken
immediately after food. The
tablets should be swallowed
Using other medicines
You can use this product with
any other medicine.
Using this product with
food and drink
You can eat and drink as normal
whilst using this product.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use this product during
pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
Driving and using
This product has no effect on
your ability to drive or use
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3. How to use this
4. Possible side
Adults and the elderly: 1 tablet
twice daily taken immediately after
Tablets should be swallowed
whole. Not for use in children
or those under 18. For oral use
only. Don't take more than the
Like all medicines, this product can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If you take more of this
product than you should
If you take too much and feel
ill, talk to your doctor. Taking
too much is unlikely to be
If you forget to take
Don't worry about the missed
dose. Take the next tablet as
If you stop taking this
You can stop taking this product
at any time.
If you feel this
product isn't working
See your doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not
improve within 2 weeks.
The following side effects can occur
when using this product:
Redness of the skin (erythema)
Stop taking the product if these
Feeling sick (nausea)
Other side effects
Discontinue use if you find these
are troubling you. Talk to a doctor,
pharmacist or other healthcare
advisor if you are concerned.
The frequency of these side
effects 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 any of the side effects become
serious, 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.
5. How to store this
Keep out of the reach and sight
Do not use this product after the
expiry date which is stated on
the carton. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
This product does not require any
special storage conditions.
Do not use this product if you
notice a change in colour. The
tablets should be yellowish-beige.
6. Further Information
What this product contains
One gastro-resistant tablet contains
157.5–225.0 mg of extract (as dry
extract) from fresh Horse chestnut
seeds (Aesculus hippocastanum L.,
semen) corresponding to 50 mg
triterpene glycosides, calculated
as anhydrous β-aescin. Extraction
solvent: ethanol 60% m/m.
The other ingredients used for the
tablet are microcrystalline cellulose,
maize starch, colloidal silica, soya
polysaccharide and copovidone. The
tablet coating contains methacrylic
acid – ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1)
dispersion 30 per cent, methacrylic
acid – methyl methacrylate copolymer
(1:1), talc and triethyl citrate.
What this product looks
like and the contents of
The tablets are oval-shaped and
yellowish-beige in colour. This
product is available in packs
containing 30 or 60 gastro-resistant
tablets. Not all pack sizes may be
Registration Holder and
Traditional Herbal Registration
Holder and Batch Release:
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, UK, KA11 5DD
THR No. 13668/0010
You should also know
The tablets have a gastro-resistant
coating to ensure they pass
through the stomach without
breaking down. They are then
absorbed further down the
Bioforce runs a helpline by phone
and email which can provide you
with further information.
Phone: 0845 608 5858
You can get a larger
print or audio version
of this leaflet.
Call this number:
0845 608 5858.
This leaflet was revised on
What is Aesculus?
Aesculus, also known as Horse
chestnut, is a tree which is
widespread throughout Europe. It
produces seeds and it is the extract
of these seeds which are used to
make this product.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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