Asparaid Film-Coated Tablets
Package Leaflet: Information for The User
Asparagus root, Parsley herb
This medicine is available without a prescription. However, you still need to take AsParAid® carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
1. What AsParAid® is and what it is used for
2. Before you take AsParAid®
3. How to take AsParAid®
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store AsParAid®
6. Further information
AsParAid® is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to increase the amount of urine for the purpose of flushing the urinary tract to assist in minor urinary complaints, based on traditional use only.
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to asparagus root, parsley or any of the ingredients in your medicine (see section 6: Further information).
• If you have, or have ever had, problems with your kidneys.
• If you have fluid accumulation (oedema) due to heart or kidney problems.
• If your doctor has recommended restricted fluid intake in your diet, e.g. in severe heart or kidney diseases.
• If you are under 18 years of age.
• If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
If your symptoms persist or get worse while using AsParAid® you must see your doctor.
• You have or develop pain or burning when going to the toilet.
• You have or develop a fever.
• Your urine smells bad, is cloudy or contains blood.
• You have difficulty going to the toilet, such as a loss of bladder control or producing very little urine.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes any medicines which you have bought without a prescription.
It is important to tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulant (blood thinning) medicines such as warfarin or heparin.
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
There are no known side effects that will affect your ability to drive and use machines.
It is important to drink plenty of water while you are taking this treatment. Remember to always take this medicine before meals with 1-2 glasses of water. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed. Do not exceed the stated dose.
You should check with your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner if you are not sure.
2 tablets 3 times daily.
This medicine is traditionally used for 2 to 4 weeks.
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This medicine is not recommended.
If you have accidentally taken more than the recommended dosage of AsParAid® this usually will not have any side effects. Continue to take the usual dose at the usual time.
If you have accidentally taken a lot of this medicine you may get more side effects or any side effects may get worse. You must talk to your doctor.
Never take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Take the next dose at the usual time. Always take with 1-2 glasses of water.
If you have any further questions about taking this medicine, please ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
Like all medicines, AsParAid® can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Medicines should not be thrown away in waste water or in household waste. Please ask your pharmacist how to throw away any medicine you do not need anymore. If you do this you will help protect the environment.
The active ingredients in each film-coated tablet are:
200 mg asparagus root (Asparagus officinalis L.) and 200 mg parsley herb (Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) A. W. Hill).
The other ingredients are:
Macrogol 6000, colloidal anhydrous silica, stearic acid 50, ethylcellulose.
AsParAid® is a green, convex, round tablet.
AsParAid® comes in blister packs of 50, 60, 100 or 200 tablets. Not all packs may be marketed.
Frequency not known: Allergic reactions of your skin or membranes inside your nose or mouth may occur. Rashes or patches like sunburn may develop on skin exposed to sun, especially in people with fair or sensitive skin.
Stop taking this product immediately if you experience any allergic reactions.
If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
After consumption of AsParAid® you may notice your urine having a pungent smell. This effect is caused by certain chemicals in asparagus, it is temporary and harmless.
Keep out of the reach and the sight of children.
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date on the carton and the blister strip. The expiry date is the last day of that month.
PlantaPhile Ltd., 18 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PT, UK. Tel. 020-3290 9208
Manufacturer: Grunwalder Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH, Ruhlandstr. 5, 83646 Bad Tolz, Germany.
You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side effects to the YellowCard Scheme at www.yellowcard.gov.uk. Alternatively you can get a paper YellowCard form from your GP's surgery or pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10am-2pm Monday-Friday).
For a large print, Braille or audio version of this leaflet, please contact: PlantaPhile Ltd., 18 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne,
East Sussex, BN21 4PT, UK.
Store the tablets in a cool, dry place below 25° C. Keep them in the blister package until it is time to take them.
This leaflet was last revised in September 2014. ® Registered Trade Mark