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Patient Information Leaflet
Devil’s Claw Root Extract 600mg

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

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
refer to a qualified healthcare practitioner.

1. What this product is and what it is used for

If you take too much of this product (overdose)

This product contains Devil’s Claw root extract.
It is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for
the relief of backache, rheumatic or muscular pain,
and general aches and pains in the muscles and
joints. This is based on traditional use only.

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.

Do not take this product if you:

After taking this product

• Are allergic to any of the ingredients (see section 6)

You must speak to a doctor or a qualified healthcare
practitioner if your symptoms worsen, if they do not
improve after four weeks or if side effects not mentioned
in this leaflet occur.

• Have ever had or have a stomach ulcer
or duodenal ulcer
• Are pregnant or breast-feeding
• Are under the age of 18 years


Tell your doctor before taking this product if you:

Like all medicines, this product can have possible side
effects. These are listed below:

• Have heart problems and want to take this product
Consult your doctor or qualified healthcare
practitioner if:
• Your joint pain is accompanied by swelling
of the joint, redness or fever
• Your symptoms worsen or do not improve
after four weeks
Driving or operating machines:
In rare cases this product may cause dizziness
and drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not
drive or use machines.

• Digestive disorders - diarrhoea, feeling sick,
being sick, abdominal pain
• Central nervous system disorders - headache, dizziness
• Skin disorders - allergic skin reactions such as
rash and itching.
If any of the effects become troublesome or if you
experience any other unexpected effects not listed in this
leaflet, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

For oral use only.

You must speak to a doctor or a qualified healthcare
practitioner if your symptoms worsen, if they do not
improve after four weeks, or if any of the side effects
become serious, or if you notice any side effects not
mentioned in the leaflet.

Adults and the elderly:


Take one dose in the morning and one dose in
the evening. You can take the tablets with or without
food. Swallow the tablets whole with some water or other
liquid. Do not chew. Do not exceed the stated dose.

Do not use your tablets after the
expiry date which is stated on
the box and blister pack.

3. How to take this product


devil’s claw

The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via waste water
or household waste.
Return any out of date tablets to your pharmacist
who will dispose of them.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original packaging.
Keep the tablets out of sight and reach of children.
Keep your tablets in the packaging
until it is time to take them.
Active ingredient
Each film coated tablet contains 600mg of extract
(as dry extract) from Devil’s Claw root (Harpagophytum
procumbens D.C. and/or H.zeyheri L.Decne, radix)
(equivalent to 2100mg – 3000mg of Devil’s Claw root).
Extraction Solvent
Ethanol 60% V/V.
Excipients in the extract
Maltodextrin, Silica Colloidal Anhydrous.
Tablet Core
Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Croscarmellose Sodium, Stearic Acid,
Magnesium Stearate, Silica Colloidal Anhydrous.
Tablet Coating
Hypromellose, Copper Chlorophyllin,
Titanium Dioxide (E171), Glycerol
The tablets are green coated and oval shaped.
This product is available in 30, 60 and 90 tablets.
Not all pack sizes are marketed.
If you would like further information about this product
or for large print, Braille or audio version please contact:
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder:
Vitabiotics Ltd, 1 Apsley Way, London NW2 7HF
Telephone: 020 8955 2662
Thompson & Capper Ltd, Hardwick Road,
Astmoor, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1PH.
Traditional Herbal Registration Number: THR 00387/0056
You can help 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 free phone 0800 100 3352
(available 10am - 2pm Monday - Friday).
This leaflet was revised in August 2011



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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.