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Holland & Barrett Herbal Classics De-Stress

Extracts of Hop Strobile, Valerian, Passion Flower

Patient Information Leaflet

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you take this product because it contains important information you need to know.

This product is available without prescription; however, you still need to use this product carefully to get the best results from it.

Keep this leaflet as you may need to read it again. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner if you need more information or advice.

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

This medicine contains extracts of:

•    hop strobile

•    valerian root

•    passion flower herb

A traditional herbal medicinal product used for temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, such as mild anxiety based on traditional use only.

2.    Before you take this product

Do not take this product if you are:

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

•    under 18 years of age

•    already taking a medicine for sleep or anxiety

Pregnancy and breast feeding Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breast feeding, because there is no evidence that it is safe to do so.

The effects of this product may be increased by alcohol. Excessive use of alcohol should therefore be avoided.

Driving and using machinery

These tablets might cause drowsiness which can persist into the following day.

If affected do not drive or operate machinery.

Each tablet contains glucose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

3. How to take this product

For oral use. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not chew.

Adults and the elderly: 1 tablet, 3 times a day. Not recommended for use in children or adolescents under 18 years old.

As the effects of this product may not occur immediately, it should be taken continuously for 2 - 4 weeks. If symptoms worsen or persist after 4 weeks consult your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

What to do if too many tablets are taken If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact your doctor or pharmacist straight away and take this leaflet with you.

What to do if you miss a dose:

If you miss a dose just take the next dose when it is due. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

4.    Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of the side effects is not known. The following side effects have been reported:

• Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea (feeling sick) and stomach cramps have been reported with Valerian root preparations

Other side effects:

One case of hypersensitivity (vasculitis) and one case of increased heartbeat (tachycardia) have been reported in patients using Passion Flower herb.

If you are concerned about any side effect, if a side effect becomes serious or if you notice a side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.

You can help to 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 freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10am - 2pm Monday - Friday)

5.    How to store this product

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use these tablets after the expiry date printed on the pack.

Do not store above 25°C.

Store in the original package.

6. Further Information

Each film coated tablet contains the active ingredients:

34 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Hop strobile (Humulus lupulus L.) (4-6:1) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 70% (v/v)

30.8 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L.) (4:1) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% (v/v)

15.2 mg of extract (as dry extract) of Passion Flower herb (Passiflora incarnata L.) (5-7:1) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 50% (v/v)

The other ingredients are:

Extract excipients: Maltodextrin, colloidal anhydrous silica, liquid glucose.

Core excipients: Calcium hydrogen phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate.

Film-coating: Polyethylene glycol 400, hypromellose 4500, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, iron oxides (E172), titanium dioxide (E171).

This product is available in pack sizes of 30, 60 and 120 tablets. Not all pack sizes are marketed.

This product is a tan brown, circular biconvex, film coated tablet.

Is this leaflet hard to see or read? Contact us on: Telephone: +44 (0)1283 228300 Email:

THR Holder & Manufacturer is:

Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing William Nadin Way, Swadlincote,

DE11 0BB, U K.

Text revised: February 2014

THR: 20894/0074