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Patient Information Leaflet Brooke Green Horehound Plus Cough Mixture

Pleurisy root, Elecampane root, White Horehound leaves and flowering tops, Skunk cabbage root and Lobelia herb extract

Please read this leaflet carefully before using Brooke Green Horehound Plus Cough Mixture.

It contains important information about this medicine.

Keep this leaflet. You may want to read it again. If you need more information or advice, please ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

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

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

Brooke Green Horehound Plus Cough Mixture is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the symptomatic relief of coughs, based on traditional use only.

2. Before you take this product

Do not take this product if you:

-    are under 12 years old

-    are pregnant or breastfeeding

-    are allergic to any of the ingredients or to plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family such as daisies, marigolds or artichokes (see section 6)

You should also know:

This product contains approx. 4 % (v/v) ethanol (alcohol) approximately 316 mg ethanol (alcohol) per dose equivalent to 8 ml of beer or 3.5 ml of wine. Harmful for people suffering from alcoholism or liver-disease.

This product contains sucrose. If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. May be harmful to the teeth.

3. How to take this product

For oral use only.

Adults and the Elderly: Take two 5ml spoonfuls three times a day.

Children over 12: Take one 5ml spoonful three times a day.

Do not exceed the stated dose. This formulation is not suitable for children under 12.

If your symptoms persist after 7 days or worsen, or you have shortness of breath, fever or green mucus (phlegm), or side effects not mentioned in the leaflet occur, speak to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

If you take too much of this product (overdose)

If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner and take this leaflet with you. Overdose of this product may result in alcohol intoxication and should be treated accordingly (see Section 2 - You should also know).

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.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this product can have side effects, although not everybody gets them. These include:

Uncommon side-effects

-    allergic reactions including contact dermatitis

-    digestive upsets (nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea)

-    tremors and dizziness

If these persist or become troublesome stop taking the product. Stop taking this product immediately if you experience any allergic skin reaction.

5. How to store this product

Do not use after the expiry date shown on the bottle

Return any out of date medicine to your pharmacist who will dispose of it for you.

This product does not require any special storage conditions. Keep the bottle tightly closed.

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children

6. Further information