1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Napiers Ascovita is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Kelp. For full details see Section 6.
Napiers Ascovita is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of rheumatic or muscular pain, and general aches and pains in the muscles and joints, based on traditional use only.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS PRODUCT
Do not take this product if you:
• are under 18 years old
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• are allergic to any of the ingredients or to iodine or to malt
• have a thyroid disorder
• are taking any medicines or dietary supplements containing iodine
Important information about some of the ingredients in this medicine
This product contains approx.50mg of lactose and 100mg of sucrose per tablet. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Taking any other medicines
Do not take this product if you are taking any medicines for a thyroid disorder.
If you are taking any other medicines, including any bought without a prescription, tell your doctor before taking this product.
3. HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
For oral use only.
Adults and the elderly:
One tablets to be taken three times day.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you have joint pain accompanied by swelling of the joint, redness or fever speak to your doctor.
If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 4 weeks, speak to your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.
If you take too much (overdose).
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. Do not take a double dose. It does not matter if you miss a dose.
If you have any questions, or are unsure of anything, please speak to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
If you notice any side effects, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
Making medicines safer
You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card form from your doctor's surgery or a pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10am-2pm Monday to Friday).
5. HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
Do not use this product after the expiry date. The expiry date is printed on the label and on the bottom of the carton.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original container.
There are no special precautions for disposal.
Keep this product out of the reach and sight of children.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Each coated tablet contains:
360 mg of Kelp thallus (Ascophyllum nodosum L. (Le Jolis) or Ascophyllum canaliculatum L. (Kuntze)).
Also contains Malt extract, , sucrose, maltodextrin, lactose, talc, magnesium stearate, pre-gelatinised starch and Aniseed oil.
This product comes in containers of 100 round tablets.
Traditional Herbal Registration holder:
Highland Herbs Limited,
10 Payne Street,
Glasgow, G4 0LF
Potters Division, Wigan WN5 0JZ, UK
Traditional Herbal Registration number: THR 43751/0014
Leaflet revised: 23/03/2013
What is Kelp?
Kelp is the common name of a seaweed called Ascophyllum, that is native to the sea around the British Isles and other north-western coast of Europe. An extract from leaves is used in these tablets.
A copy of this leaflet in large format print is available.
If you would like more information about this product please contact:
Napiers the Herbalists 24 Tennant Street,
Edinburgh EH6 5ND Telephone: 0845 002 1860
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
with Kelp thallus
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking this product.
It contains important information for you about this product that may affect you.
Keep this leaflet. You may wish to read it again.
You must contact a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if your symptoms do not improve or worsen during the use of this medicinal product. If any side effects become serious, or if you notice side effects not listed in here, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
What is in this leaflet?
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