Bioplanta Black Cohosh Menopause Relief Tablets
Bioplanta Black Cohosh Menopause Relief tablets
Each film-coated tablet contains:
6.5 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Black Cohosh rhizome and root (Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt.j (4.5-8.5:1) (equivalent to 29.25-55.25 mg of Black Cohosh).
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% v/v.
One film-coated tablet contains 142 mg lactose monohydrate.
For full list of excipients, see section 6.1
White, round, convex curved and with a score mark on one side.
A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of symptoms of the menopause, such as hot flushes, night sweats, and temporary changes in mood (such as nervous irritability and restlessness) based on traditional use only.
As there is evidence that Black cohosh may have hormone-like actions, it should only be used by women of childbearing potential if contraception is used.
For oral use only.
For women experiencing menopausal symptoms, take 1 tablet daily. Tablets should be taken at the same time of day if possible (morning or evening) and swallowed whole with plenty of liquid. Do not chew the tablets.
Children and adolescents less than 18 years old
This product is not indicated in patients less than 18 years.
Hepatic and renal impairment
The safety of cimicifuga rhizome extract has not been studied in patients with hepatic and/or renal impairment. This product should not be taken by patients who have hepatic impairment or renal impairment.
MenoCool should not be used:
- In patients under 18 years old.
- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding or in women who could become pregnant (unless contraception is used).
- In patients who have active liver disease or a history of liver damage.
- In patients currently receiving treatment for or has had a history of an oestrogen dependent tumour.
There have been rare cases of hepatic reactions associated with the use of black cohosh. Patients taking MenoCool® should be informed to immediately stop the use of the product and consult their doctor if they develop signs and symptoms suggestive of liver dysfunction. (Fatigue, anorexia, yellowing of the skin and eyes or severe upper stomach pain with nausea and vomiting or dark urine).
Advice should be sought from a physician if the patient has a family history of an oestrogen dependent tumour.
Oestrogens may only be taken simultaneously with MenoCool® under medical supervision, as their effect may be intensified by Black cohosh.
If menstrual disorders occur or menstruation re-appears and if the symptoms are persistent, of unknown origin, or have recently occurred, a doctor should be consulted
as this may indicate the presence of other conditions which need to be medically diagnosed.
Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine
No studies have been conducted to determine if drug interactions occur with MenoCool®.
The safety of the product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Therefore it should be avoided during pregnancy or lactation. Additionally, because of the potential for the product to have hormone-like actions the product should also be avoided by women who could become pregnant unless contraception is used.
Very rarely (less than 1 in 1000, but more than 1 in 10000 treated patients), there may be gastrointestinal symptoms (dyspeptic symptoms, diarrhoea), allergic skin reactions (nettle rash, itching of the skin, skin rash), facial oedema and peripheral oedema, and weight gain.
In rare cases, Black cohosh may cause liver reactions (including hepatitis, jaundice and disturbances in liver function tests.
In the event of an overdose, patients are advised to contact a doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare professional. A small overdose (up to 4 tablets) is unlikely to cause any symptoms. In the event of a larger overdose (more than 4 tablets), advice should be sought from a doctor. Management of a large overdose should be symptomatic and supportive in nature.
Older herbal texts state that doses of over 5 g unprocessed drug daily may produce symptoms of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, visual and nervous disturbances, reduced pulse rate and increased perspiration.
ATC Code:G02CP03 ATC Group: G02CP
It is not possible to make conclusive statements about the oestrogen-like stimulating or inhibiting effect of Black cohosh, because the literature data are contradictory.
No data available
The preclinical toxicology data available are limited. Tests on reproductive toxicity, genotoxicity and carcinogenicity have not been performed.
Cellulose powdered Silica, colloidal anhydrous
Silica, colloidal anhydrous Magnesium stearate Maize starch
Cellulose, microcrystalline Sodium starch glycolate (type A)
Hypromellose Macrogol 4000 Titanium dioxide E 171
The shelf life is 4 years
Do not store above 30°C.
6.5 Nature and contents of container
30, 60 or 90 film-coated tablets packed in polypropylene blisters in a carton with package leaflet.
No special requirements
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