• ALVEGA-3 capsules

    R294,00 incl VAT
    FLORA FORCE® ALVEGA-3 capsules contain vegan friendly, non-GMO, high quality purified DHA Omega-3 oil, sourced straight from the origin - marine algae. Because it’s high in DHA, this vegan friendly soft gel capsule is essential to a healthy brain and nervous system. FLORA FORCE® Alvega-3 capsules are 100% free from:
    • Added sugar or lactose
    • Artificial colourants or flavourants
  • BlueIron

    R339,00 incl VAT
    Tired All The Time? The Iron in Blueiron can help. Blueiron contains iron which contributes to the reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Our Iron Blueiron contains a patented, micro-encapsulated form of iron. The iron in Blueiron is easily absorbed and gentle on the stomach. Our Scandinavian Secret Every single bottle of Blueiron contains Nordic Blueberry concentrate, for a great taste. Feel The Difference Each great tasting spoonful of Blueiron contains iron which contributes to the reduction in tiredness and fatigue and the normal function of the immune system.  
    Mineral Water, Glucose, Natural Blueberry Concentrate, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate), Iron (Ferric Saccharate Complex), Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Zinc Oxide, Thickener: Xanthan Gum, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Folic Acid, Biotin.
    Shake gently before use. Adults: 2 x 5ml teaspoons per day Children (age 11 – 18): 2 x 5ml teaspoons per day Children (age 7 – 10): 1 x 5ml teaspoon per day Children (age 3 – 6): ½ x 5ml teaspoon per day Suitable for use during pregnancy. Once opened consume within 3 months.
  • DensiMAX™ tablets

    R211,99 incl VAT
    FLORA FORCE® DensiMAX® tablets is a multi-mineral supplement with calcium and Vitamin D; supports healthy bones and teeth and plays a role in maintaining good health. Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient Vitamin D, a healthy diet and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Free from sugar and lactose. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice before taking DensiMAX®tablets.

    PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

    Information for the Patient about DensiMAX® Tablets

    Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME, STRENGTH AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORM: DensiMAX® tablets.
    Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. DensiMAX® tablets are available without a doctor’s prescription, for you to treat a mild illness. Nevertheless, you still need to use DensiMAX® tablets carefully to get the best results from it.
    • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
    • Do not share DensiMAX® with any other person.
    • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
    • You must see a registered healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
    WHAT DensiMAX® TABLETS CONTAIN: Each DensiMAX® tablet contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY DAILY DOSAGE RDA
    Calcium (from Aquamin™ *Lithothamnium calcareum) 450 mg 900 mg 90%
    Magnesium (from Aquamin™ *Lithothamnium calcareum) 31 mg 62 mg 19%
    Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 240 IU 480 IU 80%
    Trace minerals (from Aquamin™ *Lithothamnium calcareum) 72 Trace minerals including Boron, Chloride, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc 444 mg 888 mg
    Inactive ingredients: gum acacia, sodium carboxy-methyl cellulose, and magnesium stearate. DensiMAX® tablets are free from sugar and lactose.
    WHAT DensiMAX® TABLETS ARE USED FOR: DensiMAX® tablets is a multi-mineral supplement that supports healthy bones and teeth and is a factor in the maintenance of good health. Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient Vitamin D, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. BEFORE YOU TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS: Do NOT take DensiMAX® tablets:
    • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in DensiMAX® tablets
    • If you have abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood and/or excessive loss of calcium in the urine (see “Take special care with DensiMAX® tablets”).
    • If you high or low levels of phosphate in the blood (see “Take special care with DensiMAX® tablets”).
    • Surgery (see “Take special care with DensiMAX® tablets”).
    Take special care with DensiMAX® tablets: Please discuss the use of DensiMAX® tablets with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you:
    • Suffer from have abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood and/or excessive loss of calcium in the urine. Conditions that lead to abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood include para-thyroid gland disorders, sarcoidosis, poor kidney function and bone cancer. Conditions that lead to abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood are kidney stones and kidney failure (see “Do NOT take DensiMAX® tablets”).
    • Suffer from high or low levels of phosphate in the blood. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your phosphate levels when starting or stopping treatment with DensiMAX® tablets (see “Do NOT take DensiMAX® tablets”).
    • Suffer from low levels of stomach acid. People with low levels of gastric acid absorb less calcium if it is taken on an empty stomach. However, low acid levels in the stomach do not reduce calcium absorption if calcium is taken with food (see “Do NOT take DensiMAX® tablets”).
    • Are a smoker. Smokers absorb less calcium from the stomach. The dose of DensiMAX® tablets may need to be adjusted if you smoke.
    • Are undergoing surgery, discontinue use at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure (see “Do NOT take DensiMAX® tablets”).
    • Take warfarin or other blood thinning medicines. You may have to arrange increased monitoring or your INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels when starting or stopping treatment with DensiMAX® tablets (see “Taking other medicines with DensiMAX® tablets”).
    The use of DensiMAX® tablets in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS”). Taking DensiMAX® tablets with food and drink: DensiMAX® tablets should be taken with meals with water. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Use DensiMAX® tablets under supervision of a pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner.
    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice before taking DensiMAX® tablets.
    Driving and using machinery: No studies on the effect on the ability to drive and use machinery have been performed. It is unlikely that DensiMAX® tablets will impair your ability to drive or use machines. However, please exercise care when driving or operating machinery until you know how DensiMAX® tablets affects you. Important information about some of the ingredients of DensiMAX® tablets: DensiMAX® tablets are sugar and lactose free. Taking other medicines with DensiMAX® tablets:
    Always tell your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are taking any other medicine. (this includes complementary or traditional medicines).
    Please discuss the use of the following medicines in combination with DensiMAX® tablets with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner:
    • Calcipotriene, a medicine similar to vitamin D, for the treatment of psoriasis.
    • Diltiazem for the treatment of high blood pressure, angina and heart rhythm disorders.
    • Lithium for the treatment of bipolar disorder.
    • Potassium sparing diuretics for the treatment of hypertension and management of congestive heart failure.
    • Skeletal muscle relaxants used to alleviate muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia.
    The dose of the above medications may need to be adjusted when taken with DensiMAX® tablets. Also, discuss the use of the following medicines in combination with DensiMAX® tablets with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner:
    • Raltegravir (an anti-retroviral medication). DensiMAX® tablets may decrease its levels.
    • Thiazide diuretics. DensiMAX® tablets could increase calcium levels in the blood. Monitor you calcium and parathyroid function regularly if you are using DensiMAX® tablets and thiazide diuretics in combination.
    • Antacids as DensiMAX® tablets may reduce the levels of magnesium.
    • Anti-diabetic medicines. DensiMAX® tablets may increase its effects. Monitor you blood sugar levels regularly if you are using DensiMAX® tablets and anti-diabetic medicines in combination.
    • Warfarin or other blood thinning medicines. DensiMAX® tablets may potentially increase the effect of blood thinning medicines (see “Take special care with DensiMAX® tablets”).
    • Biphosphonates as DensiMAX® tablets can influence the absorption and effectiveness of these medicines (see “HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS”).
    • Levothyroxine, taken for hypothyroidism, as DensiMAX® tablets may decrease its absorption (see “HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS”).
    • Integrase inhibitors, used to treat HIV, as DensiMAX® tablets may decrease the levels of this medication (see “HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS”).
    • Tetracylcine and quinolone antibiotics as DensiMAX® tablets decreases the levels of this medication (see “HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS”).
    • Sotalol as DensiMAX® tablets decreases the levels of this medication (see “HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS”).
    • Gabapectin as DensiMAX® tablets decreases levels of this medication (see “HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS”).
    HOW TO TAKE DensiMAX® TABLETS: Do not share medicines prescribed to you with any other person. Always take DensiMAX® tablets exactly as directed. You should check with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are unsure. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE. Adults (18 years and older): Take 1 tablet twice daily with meals or as directed by your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “Take special care with DensiMAX® tablets”). Bisphosphonates must be taken 30 min prior or at a different time of the day. Levothyroxin must be taken at least 4 hours apart from DensiMAX® tablets. Integrase inhibitors, tetracycline and quinoline antibiotics, sotalol and gabapectin must be taken at least 2 hours before, or 4-6 hours after DensiMAX® tablets (see “Taking other medicines with DensiMAX® tablets”). DensiMAX® tablets may be taken for a period of up to 12 weeks followed by an interval of 1 week after which the next 12-week cycle can commence. However, should you experience any adverse effects or any of the side effects indicated below please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. If you take more DensiMAX® tablets than you should: If you take more DensiMAX® tablets than you should, you may experience thirst, drowsiness, confusion, weakness, difficulty breathing, chest pain and unconsciousness. In the event of over dosage, consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. If neither is available, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre. If you forget to take DensiMAX® tablets: Always take DensiMAX® tablets as directed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember the missed dose till the next dose is due, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule of one tablet twice daily. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: DensiMAX® tablets may have side-effects. Not all side-effects reported for DensiMAX® tablets. Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking DensiMAX® tablets, please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice. Serious side-effects that you (or a family member if you are unable to) should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner immediately include:
    • An allergic reaction which may present with shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, or itching, swelling of the face, tongue or whole body.
    • Chest pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, increased thirst & urination, fatigue, muscle weakness & pain, confusion, disorientation, difficulty talking, headaches, depression and poor appetite.
    • Blood in urine, fever and chills, sever stomach or back pain.
    Side-effects that you should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner as soon as possible:
    • Less or more urine than is normal for you.
    • Swollen face, feet and ankles.
    • Breath odour.
    Side-effects that you should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if they continue or become bothersome include:
    • Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as:
      • Stomach discomfort, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, belching, acid reflux & heartburn, flatulence.
    If you notice any side-effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. STORING AND DISPOSING OF DensiMAX® tablets: Store at or below 25ºC in a dry place. Protect from light / moisture. Do not take the capsules after the expiry date stated on the packaging material. Return all unused capsules to your pharmacist. Do not dispose of unused capsules in drains or sewerage systems (e.g. toilets). STORE ALL MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. PRESENTATION OF DensiMAX® tablets: 60 Tablets packed in a 125ml amber glass bottle with a seal and mustard gold screw cap in a product box with a package insert. IDENTIFICATION OF DensiMAX® tablets: 23 mm oblong off-white tablet. REGISTRATION NUMBER/REFERENCE NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2017 *Aquamin™ is a registered trade mark of Marigot Ltd. Ireland
    DensiMAX® Tablets Health Supplement This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME (AND DOSAGE FORM): DensiMAX® Tablets COMPOSITION: Each DensiMAX® tablet contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY DAILY DOSAGE RDA
    Calcium (from Aquamin™ *Lithothamnium calcareum) 450 mg 900 mg 90%
    Magnesium (from Aquamin™ *Lithothamnium calcareum) 31 mg 62 mg 19%
    Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 240 IU 480 IU 80%
    Trace minerals (from Aquamin™ *Lithothamnium calcareum) 72 Trace mineral including Boron, Chloride, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc 444 mg 888 mg
    Inactive ingredients: gum acacia, sodium carboxy-methyl cellulose, magnesium stearate. DensiMAX® tablets are free from sugar and lactose. PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION: D 22.2 Vitamins - Other. PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: Pharmacodynamic properties: Aquamin is a marine-sourced multi-mineral, which is derived from the cytoskeleton of the red algae Lithothamnion calcareum. Over the course of the aquatic plant's life, minerals are accumulated from the seawater, and stored as carbonate salts in the plant. Aquamin™ has the ability to improve osteoblast bone cell mineralisation and promote early bone mineral build-up. By re-mineralizing the cells, the number of osteoblasts are increased. Osteoblasts are responsible for new bone formation. Aquamins' osteogenic (bone tissue formation) response is improved by the addition of Vitamin D3. INDICATIONS: DensiMAX® is a multi-mineral supplement that supports healthy bones and teeth and is a factor in the maintenance of good health. Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient Vitamin D, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: DensiMAX® tablets are contra-indicated in patients with:
    • A hypersensitivity to calcium, vitamin D or to one of the other ingredients in DensiMAX® tablets including seafood, seaweeds and specific trace minerals.
    • Hyper-calcaemia and/or hyper-calciuria (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Hyper-phosphatemia and/or hypo-phosphataemia (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Achlorhydria (see “WARNING AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Smoking (see “WARNING AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Surgery (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECUATIONS”).
    WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: DensiMAX® tablets should be used with care in patients with hyper-calcaemia and/or hyper-calciuria (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”).  DensiMAX® tablets should be used with care in conditions that could lead to increased calcium absorption and hypercalcaemia such as, hyper-parathyroidism, renal insufficiency, sarcoidosis, bone tumour and myeloma (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). DensiMAX™ tablets should be used with care in conditions that could lead to decreased renal calcium reabsorption and hyper-calciuria such as kidney stones, nephron-calcinosis and kidney failure (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). DensiMAX® tablets should be used cautiously in patients with hyper-phosphatemia and/or hypo-phosphatemia.  These patients should have increased monitoring of their serum phosphate levels (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). DensiMAX® tablets should be used with care in patients with achlorhydria as these patients have lower calcium absorption in a fasting state compared to patients with normal gastric acid secretion. When calcium is taken with a meal, reduced gastric acidity does not significantly impair absorption.  Patients with achlorhydria should therefore take calcium with a meal (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). DensiMAX® tablets should be used with care in patients that smoke.  Cigarette smoking decreases intestinal calcium absorption (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). DensiMAX® tablets should be used with care in patients undergoing surgery.  Patients should discontinue use at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). When starting, or stopping treatment with magnesium containing products, including DensiMAX® tablets, patients taking warfarin (or other coumarin anti-coagulants) should have increased monitoring of their INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels (see “INTERACTIONS”). The use of DensiMAX® tablets in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”). Effects on the ability to drive or use machinery: No studies on the effect of DensiMAX® tablets on the ability to drive or operate machines have been performed.  It is unlikely that DensiMAX® tablets will affect the ability to drive or operate machines. INTERACTIONS: The herbs in DensiMAX® tablets may interact with the following medicines:
    • Calcipotriene (Vitamin D analogue): may cause increased calcium absorption.
    • Diltiazem: calcium can decrease effectiveness.
    • Lithium: long-term lithium use may cause hypercalcemia.
    • Potassium sparing diuretics: may increase levels of magnesium.
    • Skeletal muscle relaxants: magnesium may increase levels.
    There is some evidence that taking calcium and vitamin D with the anti-retroviral (ARV) drug, raltegravir, possibly reduces its levels.  Until more is known, use with caution when taking raltegravir along with repeated doses of calcium. The use of thiazide diuretics with calcium, as in DensiMAX® tablets could increase the risk of hypercalcemia, metabolic alkalosis and renal failure.  Patients taking thiazide diuretics should consult their healthcare practitioner about appropriate calcium doses and to have their serum calcium levels and/or parathyroid function monitored regularly.  These diuretics include chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, metolazone and chlorthalidone. The use of antacids with magnesium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may reduce the levels of magnesium.  Patients taking antacids should consult their healthcare practitioner and may need to adjust their dose of magnesium. Magnesium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may enhance the blood glucose lowering effects of anti-diabetic medicines.  Patients on anti-diabetic medicines should monitor their glucose levels closely when taking DensiMAX® tablets. Magnesium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may increase the effect of oral anti-coagulants and anti-platelet drugs (e.g. warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel, dalteparin, enoxaparin, heparin) when taken concomitantly.  Patients taking anti-coagulants or anti-platelet medicines should have their INR levels monitored more frequently when taking DensiMAX® tablets (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). Calcium and magnesium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may decrease absorption of bisphosphonates, taken to prevent loss of bone mass, when taken concomitantly.  Advise patients to take bisphosphonates 30 minutes before DensiMAX® tablets, but preferably at a different time of day.  Some of these medications include alendronate, etidronate, ibandronate, risedronate and tiludronate (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”). Calcium carbonate, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may reduce the effectiveness of levothyroxine in patients with hypothyroid.  Advise patients to take levothyroxine and calcium supplement at least 4 hours apart (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”). Advise patients to separate doses of the below medicines by at least 2 hours before, or 4-6 hours after DensiMAX® tablets (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”). There is evidence that taking calcium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, with integrase inhibitors, used to treat HIV, may reduce levels of the medication.  These medications include dolutegravir and elvitegravir. Calcium and magnesium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may decrease the absorption of tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics.  Tetracyclines include demeclocycline, doxyclycline and minocycline.  Quinolones include, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, Gemifloxacin and others. Calcium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may decrease the absorption of sotalol. Magnesium, as in DensiMAX® tablets, may decrease levels of gabapentin. PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: Use DensiMAX® tablets under supervision of a healthcare practitioner. DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE: The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Adults (18 years and older): Take 1 tablet twice daily with meals or as prescribed. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). Bisphosphonates must be taken 30 min prior or at a different time of the day.  Levothyroxin must be taken at least 4 hours apart from DensiMAX® tablets.  Integrase inhibitors, tetracycline and quinoline antibiotics, sotalol and gabapectin must be taken at least 2 hours before, or 4-6 hours after DensiMAX® tablets (see “INTERACTIONS”). SIDE-EFFECS: The following side-effects may occur with the use of DensiMAX® tablets. Endocrine disorders: Frequency unknown:         Hypercalcemia, Milk-alkali syndrome, hyper-magnesemia. Vascular disorders: Frequency unknown:         Myocardial infarct, atherosclerosis. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Frequency unknown: Respiratory depression Gastrointestinal disorders: Frequency unknown:         Gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, belching, flatulence and acid reflux. Renal and urinary disorders: Frequency unknown:         Nephro-calcinosis and renal insufficiency. KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENTS: The following symptoms may be experienced in the event of an overdose: Thirst, hypotension, drowsiness, confusion, loss of tendon reflexes, muscle weakness, respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmias, coma and cardiac arrest. Contact a poison control centre in area. IDENTIFICATION: 23 mm oblong off-white tablet. PRESENTATION: 60 Tablets packed in a 125ml amber glass bottle with a seal and mustard gold screw cap in a product box and package insert. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Store at or below 25 ºC in a dry place. Protect from light. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. REGISTRATION NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town DATE OF PUBLICATION: To be allocated. *Aquamin™ is a registered trade mark of Marigot Ltd. Ireland

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  • FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules support vision and eye health, and help to relieve symptoms related to non-complicated venous insufficiency. Free from additives, sugar and lactose. The 100% free capsules are from additives, sugar and lactose. (Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their healthcare practitioners before taking bilberry.)

    PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

    Information for the Patient about FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY Capsules

    Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council.  This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME, STRENGTH AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORM: FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY Capsules
    Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.  FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules are available without a doctor’s prescription, for you to treat a mild illness.  Nevertheless, you still need to use FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules carefully to get the best results from it. 
    • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
    • Do not share FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules with any other person.
    • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
    • You must see a registered healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY CAPSULES CONTAIN: Each FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Vaccinium myrtillus berry powder 500 mg
    Inactive ingredients: vegetable capsules FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules are free from sugar and lactose.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY CAPSULES ARE USED FOR: FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules supports vision and eye health, and helps to relieve symptoms related to non-complicated venous insufficiency. BEFORE YOU TAKE FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY CAPSULES: Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules:
    • If you have are allergic to any of the ingredients in FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY
    • If you have a bleeding disorder (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”).
    • If you have diabetes (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”).
    • Surgery (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRYcapsules”).
    • Pregnancy and lactation (see “Pregnancy and breastfeeding”).
    Take special care with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules: Please discuss the use of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you:
    • Suffer from a bleeding disorder. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your blood levels when starting or stopping treatment with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”).
    • Suffer from diabetes. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your blood sugar levels (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”).
    • Are undergoing surgery, discontinue use at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”).
    • Take warfarin, other blood thinning or anti-platelet medicines. You may have to arrange increased monitoring or your INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels when starting or stopping treatment with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules (see “Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”).
    The use of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY CAPSULES”). Taking FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules with food and drink: FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules should be taken after meals with water. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Safety of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.  Avoid taking FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby, please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice before taking FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules.
    Driving and using machinery: No studies on the effect on the ability to drive and use machinery have been performed.  It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules will impair your ability to drive or use machines.  However, please exercise care when driving or operating machinery until you know how FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules affects you. Important information about some of the ingredients of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules: FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules are sugar free. Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules:
    Always tell your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are taking any other medicine (this includes complementary or traditional medicines).
    Discuss the use of the following medicines in combination with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner:
    • Warfarin, other blood thinning or anti-platelet medicines. FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules may potentially increase the effect of blood thinning medicines (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”).
    • Anti-diabetic medicines as FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules may further lower blood sugar levels. Monitor you blood sugar levels regularly if you are using FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules and anti-diabetic medicines in combination.
    HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY CAPSULES: Do not share medicines prescribed to you with any other person. Always take FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules exactly as directed.  You should check with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are unsure. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE. Adults (18 years and older): Take 1-2 capsules twice daily with meals or as directed by your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules”). FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules may be taken for a period of up to 12 weeks followed by an interval of 1 week after which the next 12-week cycle can commence.  However, should you experience any adverse effects or any of the side effects indicated below please consult your healthcare practitioner. If you take more FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules than you should: In the event of over dosage, consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner.  If neither is available, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre. If you forget to take FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules: Always take FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules as directed.  If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.  If you do not remember the missed dose till the next dose is due, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule of 1-2 capsules twice daily.  Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules can have side-effects. Not all side-effects reported for FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules are included in this leaflet.  Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules, please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice. Serious side-effects that you (or a family member if you are unable to) should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner immediately include:
    • An allergic reaction which may present with shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, or itching, swelling of the face, tongue or whole body.
    • Signs of decreased blood sugar or blood pressure such as light headedness, blurred vision and confusion.
    Side-effects that you should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if they continue or become bothersome include:
    • Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as:
      • Increased frequency of bowel movements, constipation, stomach discomfort, nausea and heartburn.
    If you notice any side-effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. STORING AND DISPOSING OF FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules: Store at or below 25ºC in a dry place. Protect from light / moisture. Do not take the capsules after the expiry date stated on the packaging material. Return all unused capsules to your pharmacist. Do not dispose of unused capsules in drains or sewerage systems (e.g. toilets). STORE ALL MEDICINE OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. PRESENTATION OF FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules: 90 Capsules packed into 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert, packed in box. IDENTIFICATION: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing a dark red-brown herbal powder. REGISTRATION NUMBER/REFERENCE NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/02/2018
    FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY Capsules Western herbal medicine FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME (AND DOSAGE FORM): FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY Capsules COMPOSITION: Each FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Vaccinium myrtillus berry powder 500 mg
    Inactive ingredients: vegetable capsules FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules are free from sugar and lactose. PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION: D 40.1 Complementary medicine not otherwise specified - Discipline specific traditional claim PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: Pharmacodynamic properties:

    Vaccinium myrtillus contains several compounds that have demonstrated biological activity.  The main chemicals have been shown to be anthocyans, anthocyanidins, anthocyanins and anthocyanosides; as well as flavonoids, tannins, quercetin, epicatechin, hydroquinone and many more.  Flavonoids possess a number of biological properties, including reduction of capillary permeability and fragility.  Anthocyanosides have been shown to exert a direct effect on the retina.  Vaccinium myrtillus improves microcirculation which may also play a role in improvement of visual function.

    INDICATIONS:

    FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules supports vision and eye health, and helps to relieve symptoms related to non-complicated chronic venous insufficiency.

    CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

    FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules are contra-indicated in patients with:

    • A hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY
    • Bleeding disorder (see “WARNING AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Diabetes (see “WARNING AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Surgery (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Pregnancy and lactation (see “PREGNACY AND LACTATION”).
    WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:

    When starting, or stopping treatment with Vaccinium myrtillus containing products, including FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules, patients with bleeding disorders should have increased monitoring of their INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”).

    FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules should be used with care in patients undergoing surgery.  Patients should discontinue use at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”).

    FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules should be used with care in patients undergoing surgery.  Patients should discontinue use at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”).

    The use of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”).

    FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules should be used with care in patients taking sedative medications, including Midazolam, as it may increase its sedative effects (see "INTERACTIONS").

    Effects on the ability to drive or use machinery: No studies on the effect of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules on the ability to drive or operate machines have been performed.  It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules will affect the ability to drive or operate machines.

    INTERACTIONS:

    Vaccinium myrtillus, as in FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules, may potentially increase the effect of oral anti-coagulants and anti-platelet drugs (e.g. warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel, NSAIDs, ibuprofen, dalteparin, enoxaparin, heparin) when taken concomitantly.  Patients taking anti-coagulants or anti-platelet medicines should have their INR levels monitored more frequently when taking FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”)

    Theoretically, Vaccinium myrtillus, as in FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules, may enhance the blood glucose lowering effects of anti-diabetic medicines.  Patients on anti-diabetic medicines should monitor their glucose levels closely when taking FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules.

      PREGNANCY AND LACTATION:

    The safety and efficacy of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules during pregnancy and lactation have not been established.  Capsules should therefore not be taken during pregnancy and lactation (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).

    DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

    The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded.

    Do not tamper with capsule.

    Adults (18 years and older): Take 1-2 capsules twice daily with meals or as prescribed.

    Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).

    SIDE-EFFECS:

    The following side-effects may occur with the use of FLORA FORCE® BILBERRY capsules.

    Endocrine disorders: Frequency unknown: Hypoglycaemia

    Vascular disorders: Frequency unknown: Hypotension

    Gastrointestinal disorders: Frequency unknown: Increased frequency of bowel movements, constipation, gastro-intestinal discomfort, nausea and heartburn

    KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENTS:

    The following symptoms may be experienced in the event of an overdose: Hydroquinone poisoning, anti-coagulation or gastro-intestinal distress. Contact a poison control centre in area.

    IDENTIFICATION:

    Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing red-brown herbal powder.

    PRESENTATION:

    90 Capsules packed in a 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert.

    STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

    Store at or below 25 ºC in a dry place. Protect from light. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

    REGISTRATION NUMBER:

    To be allocated.

    NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION:

    Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park, Bell Crescent, Westlake, Cape Town

    DATE OF PUBLICATION:

    21/11/2016

     

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  • FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules contain Capsicum minimum fruit powder. Cayenne has been used in traditional Western herbal medicine to support the circulatory system. Vege caps. Free from sugar and lactose. No additives or extracts.

    PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

    Information for the Patient about FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE Capsules

    Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council.  This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME, STRENGTH AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORM: FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE Capsules
    Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.  FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules are available without a doctor’s prescription, for you to treat a mild illness.  Nevertheless, you still need to use FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules carefully to get the best results from it. 
    • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
    • Do not share FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules with any other person.
    • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
    • You must see a registered healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE CAPSULES CONTAIN: Each FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Capsicum minimum fruit powder 500 mg
    Inactive ingredients are vegetable capsules FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules are free from sugar and lactose.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE CAPSULES ARE USED FOR: FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules capsules are indicated to support circulatory health.  Capsicum spp. has been used traditionally to improve peripheral circulation. BEFORE YOU TAKE FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE CAPSULES: Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules:
    • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE
    • If you have a bleeding disorder (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • If you have diabetes (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease.
    • If you have hypertension (“Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • Surgery (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • Pregnancy and lactation (see “Pregnancy and breastfeeding”).
    Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules: Please discuss the use of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules with your your doctor if you:
    • Suffer from a bleeding disorder. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your blood levels when starting or stopping treatment with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • Suffer from Diabetes. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your blood sugar levels (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • Suffer from Hypertension. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your blood pressure (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • If you are undergoing surgery discontinue use at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • Take iron, as it may decrease the bio-availability of iron. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your iron levels when starting or stopping treatment with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules” (see “Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • Take warfarin or other blood thinning medicines.  You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels when starting or stopping treatment with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules” (see “Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    The use of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”). Taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules with food and drink: FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules should be taken after meals with water. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Safety of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.  Avoid taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby, please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice before taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules.
    Driving and using machinery: No studies on the effect on the ability to drive and use machinery have been performed.  It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules will impair your ability to drive or use machines.  However, please exercise care when driving or operating machinery until you know how FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules affects you. Important information about some of the ingredients of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules: FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules are sugar free. Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules:
    Always tell your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are taking any other medicine (this includes complementary or traditional medicines).
    Please discuss the use of the following medicines in combination with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules with your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Theophylline for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma.
    • Cefazolin for the treatment of bacterial infections.
    • Ciprofloxacin for the treatment of bacterial infections.
    The dose of the above medications may need to be adjusted when taken in conjunction with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules. Also, discuss the use of the following medicines in combination with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules with your doctor or pharmacist:
    • Warfarin or other blood thinning medicines. FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules may potentially increase the effect of blood thinning medicines (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    • Antidiabetic medicines as FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules may further lower blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly if you are using FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules and antidiabetic medicines in combination.
    • Cytochrome P450 substrates (CYP2C9, CYP2E1 and CYP3A4) which inhibit certain liver enzymes as these can increase capsaicinoid levels and increase the risk of adverse effects.
    • Iron as FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules may decrease the absorption of iron (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”).
    HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE CAPSULES: Do not share medicines prescribed to you with any other person. Always take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules exactly as directed.  You should check with your pharmacist if you are unsure. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE. Adults (18 years and older): Take 2 capsules twice daily with meals or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules”). FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules may be taken for a period of up to 12 weeks followed by an interval of 1 week after which the next 12-week period can commence.  However, should you experience any adverse effects or any of the side effects indicated below please consult your healthcare practitioner. If you take more FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules than you should: If you take more FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules than you should, you may experience increased heart rate, high blood pressure and chest pain. In the event of over dosage, consult your doctor or pharmacist.  If neither is available, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre. If you forget to take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules: Always take FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules as directed.  If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.  If you do not remember the missed dose till the next dose is due, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule of two capsule twice daily.  Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules may have side-effects. Not all side-effects reported for FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules are included in this leaflet.  Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care professional for advice. Serious side-effects that you (or a family member if you are unable to) should report to your doctor immediately include:
    • An allergic reaction which may present with shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, or itching, swelling of the face, tongue or whole body.
    • Increased bleeding, heart attack and increased heart rate.
    • Signs of decreased blood sugar such as light headedness, blurred vision and confusion.
    Side-effects that you should report to your doctor as soon as possible:
    • Less urine than is normal for you.
    • Swollen feet and ankles.
    Side-effects that you should report to your doctor or pharmacist if they continue or become bothersome include:
    • Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as:
      • Stomach discomfort, stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhoea, bloated stomach, heartburn, flatulence, ulcer aggravation, nausea and vomiting.
    • An intense feeling of well-being.
    • Sensitivity to light and itching.
    • Dizziness, light-headedness or increased sensitivity to pain.
    • Increased menstrual bleeding.
    If you notice any side-effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist. STORING AND DISPOSING OF FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules: Store at or below 25ºC in a dry place. Protect from light / moisture. Do not take the capsules after the expiry date stated on the packaging material. Return all unused capsules to your pharmacist. Do not dispose of unused capsules in drains or sewerage systems (e.g. toilets). STORE ALL MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. PRESENTATION OF FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules: 90 Capsules in 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert, packed in a box. IDENTIFICATION: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing dark red herbal powder. REGISTRATION NUMBER/REFERENCE NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: To be allocated
    FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE Capsules Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME (AND DOSAGE FORM): FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE Capsules COMPOSITION: Each FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Capsicum minimum fruit powder 500 mg
    Inactive ingredients: vegetable capsules FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules are free from sugar and lactose. PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION: D 40.1 Complementary medicine not otherwise specified – Discipline specific traditional claim PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: Pharmacodynamic properties: The major active constituent in Capsicum minimum are capsaicinoids including capsaicin. In human, animal and in vitro studies, consumption of Capsicum minimum and capsaicin decreased the rate of oxidation, increased lag time to lipoprotein oxidation and enhanced blood flow. Capsaicin is also thought to reduce platelet aggregation and related to increased fibrinolytic activity. INDICATIONS: FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules are indicated to support circulatory health.  Capsicum minimum has been used traditionally to improve peripheral circulation. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules are contra-indicated in patients with:
    • A hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules.
    • Bleeding disorders (see “WARNING AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”)
    • Diabetes (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”)
    • Hypertension (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”)
    • Surgery (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECUATIONS”)
    • Pregnancy and lactation (see “PREGNACY AND LACTATION”)
    WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: When starting, or stopping treatment with Capsicum spp., including FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules, patients with bleeding disorders should have increased monitoring of their INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules should be used with care in patients with diabetes as Capsicum spp. may decrease blood sugar levels.  Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels when taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”).  FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules should be used with care in patients with hypertension.  Theoretically Capsicum spp. may increase blood pressure. FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules should be used with care in patients undergoing surgery.  Patients should discontinue use at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures (see “CONTRAINDICATIONS”). When starting, or stopping treatment with Capsicum spp. containing products, including FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE, patients taking warfarin (or other coumarin anticoagulants) should have increased monitoring of their INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels (see “INTERACTIONS”). The use of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”). Effects on the ability to drive or use machinery: No studies on the effect of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules on the ability to drive or operate machines have been performed. It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules will affect the ability to drive or operate machines.
    Take care when handling capsules.  Exposure to the contents can cause unpleasant symptoms.  It can also cause an allergic reaction characterised by shortness of breath, rash, itching and swelling.
    INTERACTIONS: The herbs in FLORA FORCE CAYENNE® capsules may interact with the following medicines:
    • Theophylline: Capsicum spp. may enhance theophylline absorption.
    • Cefazolin: Theoretically capsaicin. may enhance absorption.
    • Ciprofloxacin: Theoretically capsaicin may increase bioavailability
    Advise patients to take any of the above-mentioned medicines at least 2 hours before or after FLORA FORCE CAYENNE® capsules Capsicum spp., as in FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules, may potentially increase the effect of oral anti-coagulants and anti-platelet drugs (e.g. warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel, dalteparin, enoxaparin, heparin) when taken concomitantly.  Patients taking anti-coagulants or antiplatelet medicines should have their INR levels monitored more frequently when taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). Theoretically, Capsicum spp., as in FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules, may enhance the blood glucose lowering effects of antidiabetic medicines.  Patients on antidiabetic medicines should monitor their glucose levels closely when taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules. There is some evidence that capsaicinoids, which are components of Capsicum spp., are metabolised by CYP2C9 enzymes.  Theoretically CYP2C9 inhibitors might increase capsaicinoid levels and increase the risk of adverse effects. Patients taking these medicines should use FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules cautiously.  Some CYP2C9 inhibitors include Cordarone, fluconazole, lovastatin, Paxil, Accolate, and many others. There is some evidence that capsaicinoids, which are components of Capsicum spp., are metabolised by CYP2E1 enzymes.  Theoretically CYP2E1 inhibitors might increase capsaicinoid levels and increase the risk of adverse effects. Patients taking these medicines should use FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules cautiously.  Some of these drugs include diethyldithiocarbamate and disulfiram. There is some evidence that capsaicinoids, which are components of Capsicum spp., are metabolised by CYP3A4 enzymes.  Theoretically CYP3A4 inhibitors might increase capsaicinoid levels and increase the risk of adverse effects. Patients taking these medicines should use FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules cautiously.  Some of these drugs include amiodarone, clarithromycin, diltiazem, erythromycin, indinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, and many others. Theoretically, Capsicum spp may decrease the bioavailability of iron.  Patients taking iron should monitor their iron levels when taking FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules. PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: The safety and efficacy of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules during pregnancy and lactation have not been established. Capsules should therefore not be taken during pregnancy and lactation. DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE: The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Do not tamper with capsule. Adults (18 years and older): Take 2 capsules daily with meals or as prescribed. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). SIDE-EFFECS: The following side-effects may occur with the use of FLORA FORCE® CAYENNE capsules. Endocrine disorders: Frequency unknown:         Reduced blood glucose, increase plasma insulin Psychiatric disorders: Frequency unknown:         Addiction Nervous system disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Dizziness, hyperalgesia, Vascular disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Increased bleeding, myocardial infarct, hypertension and tachycardia Gastrointestinal disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Gastro-intestinal irritation, mouth, throat and oesophageal irritation and pain, stomach discomfort and pain, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, heart burn, rectal hypersensitivity, abdominal distention, gastroesophageal reflux, nausea, flatulence, ulcer aggravation, vomiting and liver damage Skin and subcutaneous disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Photosensitivity, pruritus, oedema Renal and urinary disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Kidney damage  Reproductive system and breast disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Increased menstrual bleeding KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENTS: The following symptoms may be experienced in the event of an overdose: Tachycardia, hypertension, hypertensive crisis and myocardial infarct. Contact a poison control centre in area. IDENTIFICATION: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing dark red herbal powder. PRESENTATION: 90 Capsules packed into 125ml amber glass bottle with light gold/mustard screw cap and safety seal insert in a box. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Store at or below 25 ºC in a dry place. Protect from light. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. REGISTRATION NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park, Bell Crescent, Westlake, Cape Town, South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: To be allocated.

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  • FLORA FORCE® CBD Oil is made from pure grade-A cannabidiol oil, extracted from USA hemp plants. Delivers the general health benefits of CBD oil. FLORA FORCE® CBD Oil is free from:
    • Added sugar or lactose
    • Artificial colourants or flavourants
  • FLORA FORCE® CBD Oil is made from pure grade-A cannabidiol oil, extracted from USA hemp plants. Delivers the general health benefits of CBD oil. FLORA FORCE® CBD Oil is free from:
    • Added sugar or lactose
    • Artificial colourants or flavourants
  • FLORA FORCE® CBD Oil is made from pure grade-A cannabidiol oil, extracted from USA hemp plants. Delivers the general health benefits of CBD oil. FLORA FORCE® CBD Oil is free from:
    • Added sugar or lactose
    • Artificial colourants or flavourants
  • Anti-ageing properties prevent degenerative disease by reducing free radicals. The anti-oxidant properties of the catechins in green tea reduce free radicals and have a detoxifying action. The flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory and protective action against cardiovascular diseases and strengthen blood vessels. Used in weight management. 400mg, 90 capsules.
  • Flora Force Circulation Formula Package Insert

    Scheduling status: C0 Proprietary name (and dosage form): Flora Force Circulation Formula. Composition: Each 3ml of Circulation contains 120mg Ginkgo biloba EQUIV, 30mg Achillea millefolium EQUIV, 24mg Melissa officinalis EQUIV, 24mg Mentha piperita EQUIV, Arnica montana 3cH, 12mg Viscum album EQUIV, 9mg Hypericum perforatum EQUIV, 12mg Ruscus aculeatus EQUIV, 15mg Capsicum minimum EQUIV, 15mg Astragalus membranaceus EQUIV, 15mg Vaccinium myrtillus EQUIV, Alc 60% v/v. Pharmacological classification: Category D Western Herbal Medicine Pharmacological action: 7.6 Vascular medicines, Others Indications: Herbal medicine for the support of the circulatory system. Contra-indications: Do not use during pregnancy. Circulation formula contains Melissa officinalis and should not be use by persons with low thyroid activity due to its anti-thyrotropic effect. Arnica montana homeopathic 3cH may have a possible blood thinning action; avoid Circulation formula for 3 days before surgery. Circulation formula is contraindicated for persons on SSRI drugs and anti-coagulant drugs. Warnings: Not to be used by persons on anti-coagulant medication. Not to be used during pregnancy. Do not use continuously without consulting a healthcare practitioner. Arnica monta: homeopathic 3cH may have a possible blood thinning action avoid Circulation formula for 3 days before surgery. Drug Interaction: The individual constituent interactions from literature are: Ginkgo: Anti-coagulant medication, warfarin, Ticlopidine and Aspirin. Mentha piperita:  interferes with action of propulsid and closure of oesophageal sphincter Hypericum perforatum: persons on SSRI drugs should not take Circulation formula. Capsicum minimum the active ingredient capsaicin is an ACE inhibitor: There is a theoretical concern because capsaicin depletes substance P. It is a very low risk level however the Patient should be monitored. Theophylline: Cayenne increase absorption and bio-availability as per clinical study.  Risk level is low patient should be monitored. Vaccinium myrtillus: Warfarin. Anti-platelet activity has been observed with high doses of herb. Pregnancy and Lactation: Not do be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dosage and directions for use: Take 20 drops in 25ml water three times daily, or as prescribed. Side-effects and special precautions: Not to be used by persons on anti-coagulant medication. Hypersensitivity with known plant allergy. Known symptoms of over dosage and particulars of its treatment: None known. Consult a practitioner or nearest poison care centre. Identification: Pale to bright yellow liquid, sharp in smell and bitter, sharp in taste. Presentation: 50ml amber glass dropper bottle with white tamper evident screw cap within a product box. 500ml amber glass bottle with white tamper evident screw cap. Storage instructions: Store in a cool dark place below 25ºC. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Registration number: To be allocated. Applicant: Flora Force Health Products (Pty) Ltd., PO Box 426, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town Date of publication: 17/11/2014
  • FLORA FORCE® DANDELION capsules traditionally used to support the body’s elimination functions. Vege caps. Free from additives, sugar and lactose.

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  • Treats degenerative musculo-skeletal and joint conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, and gout. Anti-inflammatory, reducing pain and swelling associated with arthritis and rheumatism; improves joint mobility. 500mg, 60 tablets.
  • FLORA FORCE® EAR CANDLES are used to relieve outer ear irritation and help ease the sensation of blocked ears. As the candle burns, the warmth, sound and aroma of the smoke are extremely relaxing, and the user may feel that the ear canal is less blocked. The candles contain tea tree and calming sage. 1 pair.
  • Echinacea: World renowned immune booster.
  • FLORA FORCE® GINKGO BILOBA capsules contain Ginkgo biloba, one of the most important herbs for the management of conditions related to disorders of the central and peripheral circulation, such as: difficulty in, or lack of, concentration; poor memory and forgetfulness; and poor peripheral circulation. Our herbal capsules provide the true herb, dried and powdered, not standardised extracts or concentrations of single biochemicals extracted from the herbs. We use only Vege caps because we believe everyone should have access to true natural products, regardless of their religious requirements or nutritional preferences. FLORA FORCE® GINKGO BILOBA capsules are 100% free from:
    • Added sugar or lactose
    • Colourants or flavourants
    • Chemical inactives / additives (e.g. flow agents, exipients, fillers, etc.)
  • FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules are used traditionally to support peripheral circulation. Vege caps. Free from additives, sugar and lactose.

    PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

    Information for the Patient about FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA Capsules

    Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME, STRENGTH AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORM: FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA Capsules
    Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules are available without a doctor’s prescription, for you to treat a mild illness. Nevertheless, you still need to use FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules carefully to get the best results from it.
    • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
    • Do not share FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules with any other person.
    • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
    • You must see a registered healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA CAPSULES CONTAIN: Each FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Centella asiatica herb powder 400 mg
    Inactive ingredients are vegetable capsules. FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules are free from sugar and lactose.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA CAPSULES ARE USED FOR: FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules is a traditional herbal medicine indicated to support peripheral circulation. BEFORE YOU TAKE FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA CAPSULES: Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules:
    • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules.
    • If you have a liver disease (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”).
    • If you are undergoing surgery (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”).
    • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding (see “Pregnancy and breastfeeding”)
    Take special care with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules: Please discuss the use of FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you:
    • Suffer from liver disease. Gotu Kola, as in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules, may worsen liver disease such as hepatitis or cholestasis. You should avoid taking FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules if you have liver disease (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”).
    • Are undergoing surgery, discontinue use at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”).
    • Take sedatives or other CNS depressant medicines as FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules may increase its effects.  You should avoid taking FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules in conjunction with CNS depressants (see “Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”).
    • Take hepatotoxic medication.  FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules may increase the risk of liver damage if taken with other potentially hepatotoxic medication (see “Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”).
    The use of FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”). Taking FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules with food and drink: FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules should be taken after meals with water. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Safety of FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established. Avoid taking FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice before taking FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules.
    Driving and using machinery: No studies on the effect on the ability to drive and use machinery have been performed. It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules will impair your ability to drive or use machines. However, please exercise care when driving or operating machinery until you know how FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules affects you. Important information about some of the ingredients of FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules: FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules are sugar free. Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules:
    Always tell your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are taking any other medicine (this includes complementary or traditional medicines).
    Discuss the use of the following medicines in combination with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner:
    • CNS depressants as FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules may increase its effects and side effects (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules).
    • Hepatotoxic medication as FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules may increase their potential to cause liver damage (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”).
    HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA CAPSULES: Do not share medicines prescribed to you with any other person. Always take FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules exactly as directed. You should check with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are unsure. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE. Adults (18 years and older): Take 1 - 2 capsules twice daily with meals or as directed by your pharmacist or registered healthcare professional. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules”). FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules may be taken for a period of up to 12 weeks followed by an interval of 1 week after which the next 12-week cycle can commence. However, should you experience any adverse effects or any of the side effects indicated below please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. If you take more FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules than you should: In the event of over dosage, consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. If neither is available, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre. If you forget to take FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules: Always take FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules as directed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember the missed dose till the next dose is due, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule of 1-2 capsules twice daily. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules may have side-effects. Not all side-effects reported for FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules are included in this leaflet. Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules, please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice. Serious side-effects that you (or a family member if you are unable to) should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner immediately include:
    • An allergic reaction which may present with shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, or itching, swelling of the face, tongue or whole body.
    • Stomach pain, stomach irritation and nausea.
    • Signs of decreased blood sugar such as light headedness, blurred vision and confusion.
    • Sedation
    Side-effects that you should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner as soon as possible:
    • Increased light sensitivity.
    If you notice any side-effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. STORING AND DISPOSING OF FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules: Store at or below 25ºC in a dry place. Protect from light / moisture. Do not take the capsules after the expiry date stated on the packaging material. Return all unused capsules to your pharmacist. Do not dispose of unused capsules in drains or sewerage systems (e.g. toilets). STORE ALL MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. PRESENTATION OF FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules: 60 Capsules packed into 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert, packed in a box. IDENTIFICATION: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing pale brown powder. REGISTRATION NUMBER/REFERENCE NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: To be allocated
    FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA Capsules Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME (AND DOSAGE FORM): FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA Capsules COMPOSITION: Each FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Centella asiatica herb powder 400 mg
    Inactive ingredients: vegetable capsules FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules are free from sugar and lactose. PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION: D 7.6 Vascular medicine – Other. PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: Pharmacodynamic properties: The major principles in Centella asiatica are the triterpenes, asiatic acid and madecassic acid, and their derived triterpene ester glycosides, asiaticoside and madecassoside.  The total triterpenic fraction of Centella asiatica (TTFCA) has been noted to reduce ankle edema, foot swelling, and capillary filtration rate, as well as to improve micro-circulatory parameters in subjects with reported venous insufficiency of the lower extremities. INDICATIONS: FLORA FORCE ® GOTU KOLA capsules is a traditional herbal medicine indicated to support peripheral circulation. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules are contra-indicated in patients with:
    • A hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules.
    • Liver disease (see “WARNING AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Surgery (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Pregnancy and lactation (see “PREGNANCY AND LACTATION”).
    WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules should be used with care in patients with liver disease.  Theoretically, Centella asiatica as in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules, might exacerbate liver problems in patients with existing liver disease such as hepatitis and cholestasis.  Advise these patients to avoid taking FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules (see “CONTRAINDICATIONS”). FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules should be used with care in patients undergoing surgery.  Theoretically, Centella asiatica as in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules, might cause additive CNS depression when combined with anaesthesia and other medications during and after surgical procedures.  Patients should discontinue use at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures (see “CONTRAINDICATIONS”). Centella asiatica, as in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules, may increase the effect and side effects of CNS depressant and sedative medications when taken in simultaneously  Patients taking these medications should use FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules with caution and be monitored closely (see “INTERACTIONS”). The use of FLORA FORCE ® GOTU KOLA capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”). Effects on the ability to drive or use machinery: No studies on the effect of FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules on the ability to drive or operate machines have been performed.  It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules will affect the ability to drive or operate machines. INTERACTIONS: Theoretically, Centella asiatica, as in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules, if taken with CNS depressants and sedative medication might cause additive effects and side effects Some of these medications include clonazepam, lorazepam, phenobarbital, zolpidem, and others (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). There is some concern that Centella asiatica, as in FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules, might cause hepatotoxicity in some patients.  Theoretically, concomitant use with other potentially hepatotoxic medications might increase the risk of liver damage.  Some of these medications acarbose, amiodarone, atorvastatin, azathioprine, carbamazepine, cerivastatin, diclofenac, felbamate, fenofibrate, fluvastatin, gemfibrozil, isoniazid, itraconazol, ketoconazole, leflunomide, lovastatin, methotrexate, nevirapine, niacin, nitrofurantoin, pioglitazone, pravastatin, pyrazinamide, rifampin, ritonavir, rosiglitazone, simvastatin, tacrine, tamoxifen, terbinafine, valproic acid, and zileuton (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: The safety and efficacy of FLORA FORCE ® GOTU KOLA capsules during pregnancy and lactation have not been established.   Capsules should therefore not be taken during pregnancy and lactation. DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE: The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Do not tamper with capsule. Adults (18 years and older): Take 1-2 capsules twice daily with meals or as prescribed. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). SIDE-EFFECS: The following side-effects may occur with the use of FLORA FORCE® GOTU KOLA capsules. Endocrine disorders: Frequency unknown:         Hyperglycemia. Nervous system disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Sedation. Vascular disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Cholesterol elevation. Gastrointestinal disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea and reflux. Skin and subcutaneous disorders: Frequency unknown:                           Allergic contact dermatitis and photosensitisation. KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENTS: The following symptoms may be experienced in the event of an overdose: Headache, vertigo and drowsiness. Contact a poison control centre in area. IDENTIFICATION: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing a brown herbal powder. PRESENTATION: 60 Capsules packed in a 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert, in a box. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Store at or below 25 ºC in a dry place. Protect from light. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. REGISTRATION NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/02/2018

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  • Eases coughing, relieves congestion and irritation of air passages. Loosens mucus. Now contains Pelargonium sidoides (Umckaloabo), which reduces infection and inflammation in air passages. Contains no additives and free from sugar, preservatives and colourants. Safe for children, diabetics and when participating in sport. 100ml herbal tinctures. Ingredients: Each 5ml contains the equivalent of: 26mg Pimpinella anisum, 1490mg Glycorrhiza glabra aqueous, 52mg Inula helenium, 52mg Marrubium vulgare, 52mg Prunus serotina, 52mg Pulmonaria officinalis, 52mg Pelargonium sidoides, 15mg Thymus vulgaris, 52mg Lobelia inflata. 30% Alcohol v/v.
  • Herbal Cough Mix: Used in Dr Florrie's practice and our family for over 30 years. Natural liquorice taste. Olea Olive Leaf: Anti-microbial & anti-viral drops known to support the immune system. Echinacea: World renowned immune booster.
  • An effective liver and digestive detoxifier. Relieves sluggishness, bloating and atonic constipation. Helps the body in waste clearance of accumulated by-products. Improves digestive, liver and kidney function. Liver FlushTM has a hepato-protective action, preventing damage from harmful chemicals and alcohol and aiding recovery of the liver. Constituents act as free radical scavengers and clear heavy metals. Acts as a blood purifier and improves circulation. It also has anti-fungal and anti-parasitic actions. 390mg, 60 capsules. Ingredients: Each capsule contains: 78mg Cinnamonium zeylenium powder, 78mg Centaurium erythraea powder, 78mg Rhamnus purshiana powder, 78mg Zingiber officinalis powder, 78mg Cynara scolymus.
  • Improves liver function and supports the regeneration of hepatocytes. Helps in management of diabetes, high cholesterol and in conditions where patients are on multi-drug regimens, such as HIV/AIDS. Support and improve metabolism. The constituents of the Liver LifeTM formula aids detoxification and protection of liver cells. 50ml herbal tinctures. Ingredients: Each 3ml contains the equivalent of: 60mg Cynara scolymus, 60mg Berberis vulgaris, 60mg Chelidonium majus, 60mg Taraxacum officinalis, 60mg Curcuma longa. Alc 60% v/v.
  • Supports lymphatic system. Anti-inflammatory action relieves congestion of lymphatic system and glands (swollen lymph nodes). Eases oedema and water retention. Lessens recurring infections. Improves energy levels and recovery after infections. Useful after tonsillitis, glandular fever, lymphangitis and cystitis. Important adjunct in treatment of ulcers resulting from congestive circulatory stasis. Useful support to relieve psoriasis. 50ml herbal tinctures. Ingredients: Each 3ml contains the equivalent of 50mg Echinacea spp., 100mg Hydrastis canadensis, 50mg Galium aperine, 100mg Phytolacca decandra.
  • FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules has been traditionally used to to support liver health. Vege caps. Free from additives, sugar and lactose.

    PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

    Information for the Patient about FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE Capsules

    Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME, STRENGTH AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORM: FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE Capsules
    Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules are available without a doctor’s prescription, for you to treat a mild illness. Nevertheless, you still need to use FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules carefully to get the best results from it.
    • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
    • Do not share FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules with any other person.
    • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
    • You must see a registered healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE CAPSULES CONTAIN: Each FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Silybum marianum seed powder 400 mg
    Inactive ingredients are vegetable capsules. FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules are free from sugar and lactose.
    WHAT FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE CAPSULES ARE USED FOR: FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules capsules are used traditionally to support liver health. BEFORE YOU TAKE FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE CAPSULES: Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules:
    • If you have a hypersensitivity to plants from the Asteraceae family (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • If you have a hormone-sensitive condition or cancer (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • If you have diabetes (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • Surgery (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • Pregnancy and lactation (see “Pregnancy and breastfeeding”).
    Take special care with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules: Please discuss the use of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you:
    • Have a hypersensitivity to plants from the Asteraceae family. Members of this family include sunflowers, chrysanthemums, marigolds and daisies (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • Suffer from Diabetes. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your blood sugar levels (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • Suffer from a hormone sensitive condition or cancer. Milk thistle might act like oestrogen. Until more is known, avoid using milk thistle. (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • Are undergoing surgery, discontinue use at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure (see “Do NOT take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    • Take warfarin or other blood thinning medicines. You may have to arrange increased monitoring of your INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels when starting or stopping treatment with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules (see “Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    The use of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”). Taking FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules with food and drink: FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules should be taken after meals with water. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Safety of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established. Avoid taking FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice before taking FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules.
    Driving and using machinery: No studies on the effect on the ability to drive and use machinery have been performed.  It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules will impair your ability to drive or use machines. However, please exercise care when driving or operating machinery until you know how FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules affects you. Important information about some of the ingredients of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules: FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules are sugar free. Taking other medicines with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules:
    Always tell your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are taking any other medicine (this includes complementary or traditional medicines).
    Discuss the use of the following medicines in combination with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner:
    • Anti-diabetic medicines as FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE may further lower blood sugar levels. Monitor you blood sugar levels regularly if you are using FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules and anti-diabetic medicines in combination
    • Medicines changed and broken down by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) substrates) (such as amitriptyline, diazepam, verapamil, warfarin and zileuton), as FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules could increase effects and side effects of these medicines.
    • Medicines changed and broken down by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) substrates) (such as tricyclic antidepressants imipramine, amitriptyline; antipsychotics haloperidol, risperidone, chlorpromazine; beta-blockers propranolol, metoprolol and carvedilol; tamoxifen and others) as FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules could increase effects and side effects of these medicines.
    • Medicines changed and broken down by the liver (Cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) substrates) (such as tamoxifen, alprazolam, amlodipine, clarithromycin, cyclosporine, erythromycin, lovastatin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, fexofenadine, triazolam, verapamil and others) as FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules could increase or decrease effects of these medicines.
    • Medications changed and broken down by the liver (glucuronidated medication) (such as acetaminophen, oxazepam, haloperidol, lamotrigine, morphine, zidovudine, raloxifene and estrogen) as FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules could increase or decrease effectiveness of these medicines.
    • Medications activated by cell plasma membrane systems (P-Glycoprotein Substrates) (such as chemotherapeutic agents, anti-fungals, protease inhibitors, H2 agonists, calcium channel blockers, digoxin, corticosteroids, erythromycin, cisapride, fexofenadine, cyclosporine, loperamide and quinidine) as FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules may affect the activity of these systems and increase how much of some medications get absorbed.
    • Warfarin or other blood thinning medicines. FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules may potentially increase the effect of blood thinning medicines (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”).
    HOW TO TAKE FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE CAPSULES: Do not share medicines prescribed to you with any other person. Always take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules exactly as directed. You should check with your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if you are unsure. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE. Adults (18 years and older): Take 1 - 2 capsules daily with meals or as directed by your pharmacist or registered healthcare professional. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “Take special care with FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules”). FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules may be taken for a period of up to 12 weeks followed by an interval of 1 week after which the next 12-week cycle can commence. However, should you experience any adverse effects or any of the side effects indicated below please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. If you take more FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules than you should: In the event of over dosage, consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. If neither is available, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre. If you forget to take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules: Always take FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules as directed.  If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.  If you do not remember the missed dose till the next dose is due, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule of 1-2 capsules twice daily. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules may have side-effects. Not all side-effects reported for FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules are included in this leaflet. Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules, please consult your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner for advice. Serious side-effects that you (or a family member if you are unable to) should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner immediately include:
    • An allergic reaction which may present with shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, or itching, swelling of the face, tongue or whole body.
    Side-effects that you should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner as soon as possible:
    • Joint pain and swelling, involuntary muscle contractions.
    Side-effects that you should report to your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner if they continue or become bothersome include:
    • Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as:
      • Nausea, vomiting, bloating, heartburn, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, pain, wind, constipation and appetite loss.
    • Nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip, sneezing, red eyes, itching of nose and eyes.
    If you notice any side-effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your pharmacist or registered healthcare practitioner. STORING AND DISPOSING OF FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules: Store at or below 25ºC in a dry place. Protect from light / moisture. Do not take the capsules after the expiry date stated on the packaging material. Return all unused capsules to your pharmacist. Do not dispose of unused capsules in drains or sewerage systems (e.g. toilets). STORE ALL MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. PRESENTATION OF FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules: 60 Capsules packed into 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert, packed in a box. IDENTIFICATION: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing pale green herbal powder. REGISTRATION NUMBER/REFERENCE NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/05/2018
    FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE Capsules Western herbal medicine This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. SCHEDULING STATUS: Not Scheduled PROPRIETARY NAME (AND DOSAGE FORM): FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE Capsules COMPOSITION: Each FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsule contains:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENT QUANTITY
    Silybum marianum seed powder 400 mg
    Inactive ingredients: vegetable capsules FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules are free from sugar and lactose. PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION: D 33.6 Complementary Medicines: Discipline-specific Traditional Claims. Western Herbal Medicine. PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION: Pharmacodynamic properties: Silybum marinaum seeds contain silymarin, which is a mixture of flavolignans including silybin A, silybin B, isosilybin A, isosilybin B, silydianin, silychristin and silibinin. The therapeutic activity of silymarin is based on two sites or mechanisms of action. Firstly, silymarin seems to alter outer hepatocyte cell membranes, stabilizing them and inhibiting binding and penetration of toxins. Secondly, silymarin, silibinin and silybin stimulate DNA polymerase in hepatocytes, increasing ribosomal RNA and protein synthesis, which can simulate liver cell regeneration. INDICATIONS: FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules are used traditionally to support liver health. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules are contra-indicated in patients with:
    • A hypersensitivity to plants from the Asteraceae family (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Diabetes (see “WARNING AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Hormone-sensitive conditions or cancers (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Surgery (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”).
    • Pregnancy and lactation (see “PREGNANCY AND LACTATION”).
    WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Silybum marianum seed may cause an allergic reaction in individuals sensitive to plants from the Asteraceae family. Members of this family include sunflowers, chrysanthemums, marigolds and daisies (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules should be used with care in patients with diabetes as Silybum marianum constituents may decrease blood sugar levels. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels when taking FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules should be used with care in patients with hormone-sensitive conditions or cancers. Theoretically, silymarin might have mild estrogenic effects. Until more is known, advise women with hormone-sensitive conditions to avoid using milk thistle (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules should be used with care in patients undergoing surgery. Patients should discontinue use at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures (see “CONTRA-INDICATIONS”). When starting, or stopping treatment with Silybum marianum containing products, including FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules, patients taking warfarin (or other coumarin anti-coagulants) should have increased monitoring of their INR (International Normalised Ratio) levels (see “INTERACTIONS”). The use of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of adequate data (see “DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE”). Effects on the ability to drive or use machinery: No studies on the effect of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules on the ability to drive or operate machines have been performed. It is unlikely that FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules will affect the ability to drive or operate machines. INTERACTIONS: Theoretically, Silybum marianum, as in FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules, may enhance the blood glucose lowering effects of anti-diabetic medicines. Patients on anti-diabetic medicines should monitor their glucose levels closely when taking FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules. There is preliminary evidence that Silybum marianum constituents might inhibit CYP2C9 and CYP2D6 enzymes and increase bio-availability of medicines metabolised by cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) and P450 2D6 (CYP2D6). Patients taking medicines metabolised by these enzymes should use FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules cautiously and watch for increase in levels of drugs metabolized by CYP2PC9 and CYP2D6. Some medicine metabolized by CYP2C9 include amitriptyline, diazepam, verapamil, warfarin, zileuton and others. Some medicine metabolized by CYP2D6 include tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine and amitriptyline; antipsychotics such as haloperidol, risperidone and chlorpromazine; beta-blockers such as propranolol, metoprolol and carvedilol; tamoxifen and others. There is contradictory evidence that Silybum marianum may inhibit CYP3A4 enzymes and increase bioavailability of medicines metabolised by cytochrome P450 isoenzymes CYP3A4. Until more is known patients taking medicines metabolised by these enzymes should use FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules cautiously. These medicines include alprazolam, amlodipine, clarithromycin, cyclosporine, erythromycin, lovastatin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, fexofenadine, triazolam, verapamil and others. Theoretically, Silybum marianum constituents might affect the clearance of medication that undergo glucuronidation. Until more is known patients taking medication that undergo glucuronidation should use FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules cautiously. These medicines include acetaminophen, oxazepam, haloperidol, lamotrigine, morphine, raloxifene, zidovudine and estrogen. Theoretically, Silybum marianum might increase levels of p-glycoprotein substrates.  Some of these medicines include chemotherapeutic agents, anti-fungals, protease inhibitors, H2 agonists, calcium channel blockers, digoxin, corticosteroids, erythromycin, cisapride, fexofenadine, cyclosporine, loperamide and quinidine. Silybum marianum, FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules, may potentially increase the effect of warfarin when taken concomitantly. Patients taking warfarin should have their INR levels monitored more frequently when taking FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: The safety and efficacy of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE ® capsules during pregnancy and lactation have not been established. Capsules should therefore not be taken during pregnancy and lactation. DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE: The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Do not tamper with capsule. Adults (18 years and older): Take 1-2 capsules twice daily with meals or as prescribed. Children (under 18 years of age): Not recommended for use (see “WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS”). SIDE-EFFECS: The following side-effects may occur with the use of FLORA FORCE® MILK THISTLE capsules. Skin and subcutaneous disorders: Frequency unknown:         Pruritis and skin rash. Musculoskeletal, connective tissue and bone disorders: Frequency unknown:         Arthralgia and tremor. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders Frequency unknown:         Allergy and anaphylaxis. Gastro-intestinal disorders: Frequency unknown:         Nausea, vomiting, bloating, heartburn, dyspepsia, dysgeusia, diarrhoea, pain, flatulence, constipation and appetite loss. KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENTS: None known. Contact a poison control centre in area. IDENTIFICATION: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing pale green herbal powder. PRESENTATION: 60 Capsules packed in a 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert, in a box. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Store at or below 25 ºC in a dry place. Protect from light. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. REGISTRATION NUMBER: To be allocated. NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE HOLDER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Flora Force Heath Products (Pty) Ltd. Unit 3 Regent Park Bell Crescent Westlake Cape Town South Africa DATE OF PUBLICATION: To be allocated.

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  • Olea Olive Leaf: Anti-microbial & anti-viral drops known to support the immune system.
  • Adaptogenic tonic herb used in treating low energy states and fatigue. Improves vitality, restores normal sleep patterns, improves heart function. Helps recovery from long-term over-exertion from sport and physical stress. Supports recovery after chemotherapy and radiotherapy and during convalescence. May relieve hypertension, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, depression and Alzheimer's. Supports recovery from drug addiction. Acts as hormonal regulator useful in weight management. Siberian ginseng's action is circulatory and as an immune stimulant. It has a detoxifying anti-inflammatory action. 400mg, 60 capsules.
  • Supports treatment and relief of stress depression, anxiety syndromes, menopausal depression, pain syndromes such as neuralgia, fibrositis, fibromyalgia and sciatica. Aids treatment of enuresis, insomnia, vitilligo, burns and skin injuries. The anti-depressant action has its effect on three major neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine and nor-epinephrine. It lowers stress hormone levels (cortisol) and enhances GABA, a natural tranquiliser in the brain. 300mg, 60 capsules.
  • FLORA FORCE® TURMERIC capsules contain turmeric (Curcuma longa) root powder. Preliminary research suggests that turmeric and its constituent curcumin may have antioxidant effects. Our herbal capsules provide the true herb, dried and powdered, not standardised extracts or concentrations of single biochemicals extracted from the herbs. We use only Vege caps because we believe everyone should have access to true natural products, regardless of their religious requirements or nutritional preferences. FLORA FORCE® TURMERIC capsules are 100% free from:
    • Added sugar or lactose
    • Colourants or flavourants
    • Chemical inactives / additives (e.g. flow agents, exipients, fillers, etc.)
  • A complete, naturally occurring, balanced nutritional multi-mineral from the ocean. Improves function of thyroid, metabolism and provides minerals needed in mineral deficiency conditions. Anti-oxidant protective function. Aids digestion, laxative action, strengthens the immune system, provides essential minerals required for blood cell function. The demulcent action soothes mucous membrane irritation in the digestive and the respiratory systems. 500mg, 60 tablets.

    CAUTION

    West coast kelp contains high amounts of organic iodine and may cause over stimulation of the thyroid. Indicated dosage is for short-term slimming purposes. Avoid in cases of iodine sensitivity and thyroid conditions. Do not use this product long-term or on a continuous daily basis at the indicated dosage.
  • Flora Fresh Hand and Surface Spray Refill

    R99,00R2599,00 incl VAT
    Perfectly clean. Naturally fresh! Now available in bulk sizes up to 25 Litres. FLORA FRESH® Hand and Surface Spray Refill with tea tree and pine essential oils, contains 70% pharmaceutical grade alcohol as specified by the WHO for neutralising germs. Choose your preferred refill size below:
  • Flora Fresh Hand Sanitiser Gel

    R24,95R1899,00 incl VAT
    Perfectly clean. Naturally fresh! Now available in bulk sizes up to 25 Litres. FLORA FRESH® Hand Sanitiser with lavender essential oil, contains 70% alcohol as specified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for neutralising germs. Select your preferred size below:
  • Mila’s Meals: The Beginnings & The Basics is a 500-page, multiple award-winning collection of nourishing wholefood recipes and food ideas for baby’s first years (and the rest of the family too), free from gluten, refined sugar, dairy and artificial additives. Covering The Beginning of your little one’s life-long food journey (food introduction etc.) and The Basics of nourishing the whole family – it’s as much about learning how to feed your baby as it is about re-learning how to feed yourself! Reprinted due to popular demand, the book had a little make-over turning it into a whole new Second Edition. Now also includes a free pack of Drasanvi Superfood!
  • FLORA FORCE® SLEEP capsules are used traditionally to support natural sleep patterns. Vege caps. Free from additives, sugar and lactose.

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    Information for the Patient about FLORA FORCE® SLEEP Capsules

    UNDERGOING REVISION, please contact us for information.
    FLORA FORCE® SLEEP Capsules UNDERGOING REVISION, please contact us for information.

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  • FLORA FORCE® Turmerynne® capsules contain turmeric (Curcuma longa) root powder, cayenne (Capsicum minimum) fruit powder and black pepper (Piper nigrum) fruit powder. Turmeric and cayenne provide the body with anti oxidant and anti inflammatory nutrients while black pepper enhances the absorption of turmeric's bio-actives. Our herbal capsules provide the true herb, dried and powdered, not standardised extracts or concentrations of single biochemicals extracted from the herbs. We use only Vege caps because we believe everyone should have access to true natural products, regardless of their religious requirements or nutritional preferences. FLORA FORCE® Turmerynne® capsules are 100% free from:
    • Added sugar or lactose
    • Colourants or flavourants
    • Chemical inactives / additives (e.g. flow agents, exipients, fillers, etc.)

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