What this product is and what it is used for
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Feverfew herb. Each hard capsule of this product contains 100mg of dry Feverfew herb (Tanacetum parthenium)
MigraHerb is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the prevention of migraine headaches This usage is based on traditional use only.
Before you take this product
Patients who take this product for migraine should have been previously diagnosed by a doctor of this condition. If you experience changes in your symptoms (increase in attacks, worsening of pain, new symptoms), you should consult your doctor.
DO NOT TAKE this product if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- are allergic to any of the ingredients or to plants from the Asteraceae (Compositae) family such as daisies, marigolds or artichokes (see product description below)
- are under 18 years of age
If you are already taking warfarin, clopidogrel, aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, there is a theoretical risk that taking this product may increase the risk of bleeding.
How to take this product
Adults and the elderly
Take 1 capsule daily – try to take the capsule at the same time each day. Swallow the capsules whole with some water or other liquid. Do not chew the capsules. You can take the capsules with or without food. The maximum beneficial effect of this product may take several months to develop for some people.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist or 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. It does not matter if you have missed a dose.
If you have any questions, or are unsure about anything, please ask your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner.
Like all medicines, this product can have side-effects. These are listed below.
Common side-effects (affecting up to 1 in 20 people)
- abdominal bloating
- digestive upsets such as wind, bloating, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea
If these side-effects persist for more than a few days, or become troublesome, stop taking this product. These common side-effects are often only temporary.
Uncommon side-effects (affecting fewer than 1 in 300 people)
- mouth inflammation or mouth ulcers
- mild allergic skin reactions itching and/or rash of the skin
Stop taking this product immediately if you experience any of these side-effects.
These include increased heart rate, raised blood pressure, eosinophilia, abnormal liver function tests, arthritis, renal failure and Raynaud’s phenomenon.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you notice any other side-effect.
After taking this product
You must speak to a healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen, if they do not improve after 12 weeks, or if side-effects not mentioned in this leaflet occur.
Long-term Feverfew users who stop treatment suddenly may experience withdrawal symptoms, including rebound headaches, anxiety, insomnia, muscle stiffness and joint pain. Patients who are on long-term therapy with this product should seek advice from their doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional before stopping treatment.
Do not use your capsules after the expiry date. Return any out-of-date capsules to your pharmacist who will dispose of them for you. The expiry date is printed on the box and the blister pack.
Store the capsules in a cool dry place below 25°C.
Keep the capsules out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep your capsules in the blister pack until it is time to take them.
Each hard capsule contains 100 mg of dry Feverfew herb (Tanacetum parthenium).
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Dextrin white, silica colloidal anhydrous, talc, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide E171.
Each pack contains 30, 60 or 90 hard capsules.
Registration holder for this product
Schwabe Pharma (UK) Ltd
Alexander House, Mere Park,
Dedmere Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1PD
Manufacturer of this product
Wiewelhove GmbH, Gildestrasse 39, 49477 Ibbenbüren, Germany
Traditional herbal registration number: THR 23056/0004