What this product is and what it is used for
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Agnus castus fruit. Each film-coated tablet contains 4mg of extract (as dry extract) from Agnus castus fruit (Vitex agnus castus L.) (7-13:1) (equivalent to 28-52mg of Agnus castus). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% v|v.
PremHerb is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome such as irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating and menstrual cramps, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.
Before you take this product
DO NOT TAKE this product if you are:
- lactose-intolerant (react badly to lactose or milk)
- pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- allergic to any of the ingredients (see product description below)
- suffering from a pituitary disorder
- under 18 years of age
Tell your doctor before taking this product if you have:
- an intolerance to some sugars (see product description below)
- had a pituitary disorder in the past
If you are taking a dopamine-receptor antagonist or agonist-type drug, there is a theoretical risk that this product may affect the way they work.
How to take this product
For women experiencing premenstrual symptoms
Take 1 tablet daily.
Try to take the tablets at the same time each day, either in the morning or evening. Swallow the tablets whole with some water or other liquid. Do not chew the tablets. You can take the tablets with or without food. The maximum beneficial effect of this product may take up to 3 months to develop in some women.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children or adolescents under 18 years old.
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. A small overdose (up to 8 tablets) may not cause any symptoms. In the event of a large overdose (more than 8 tablets) advice should be sought from a doctor.
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. Any side-effects are usually mild and disappear in a few days. Side-effects that have been reported are listed below:
- nausea or feeling sick
- digestive upsets such as wind, bloating or diarrhoea
If these persist for more than a few days, or become troublesome, stop taking thisproduct. These common side-effects are often only temporary.
- allergic skin reactions itching and/or rash of the skin
Stop taking this product immediately if you experience any allergic skin reaction.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side-effect.
After taking this product
Do not use your tablets after the expiry date. Return any out-of-date tablets to your pharmacist who will dispose of them for you. The expiry date is printed on the box and the blister pack.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Keep the tablets out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them.
Each film-coated tablet contains 4mg of extract (as dry extract) from Agnus castus fruit (Vitex agnus castus L.) (7-13:1) (equivalent to 28-52mg of Agnus castus). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% v|v.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Tablet core: Liquid glucose, silica colloidal anhydrous, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, cellulose microcrystalline, sodium starch glycolate (type A).
Film-coating: lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, macrogol 4000, titanium dioxide (E 171), iron (III)-oxide (E 172).
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product. Each film-coated tablet contains 124mg of lactose and 36mg of liquid glucose.
Each pack contains 30 or 60 film-coated tablets.
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 23056/0002