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Boots Feverfew Migraine Relief Capsules

Active Ingredient:
feverfew herb
Company:  
THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC See contact details
About Medicine
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Last updated on emc: 24 Nov 2022

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet (ePIL).

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on {phone} 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: THR 23056/0004 .

Boots Feverfew Migraine Relief Capsules

Information for the user

Boots Migraine Relief Feverfew Capsules

Feverfew herb 100 mg

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.

This medicine is a traditional herbal medicinal product available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.

  • Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice
  • You must contact a pharmacist or doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 8 weeks

What this medicine is for

This traditional herbal medicinal product contains Feverfew Herb which has been traditionally used for the prevention of migraine headaches. This medicine is recommended for this condition based on traditional use only.

Before you take this medicine

This medicine can be taken by adults aged 18 years and over, who have previously been diagnosed by a doctor. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.

Do not take:
  • If you are under 18 years
  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see “What is in this medicine”) or to plants from the Asteraceae (Compositae) family e.g. artichokes, daises, marigolds, chrysanthemums or ragweed
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Other important information

If your symptoms start to change (e.g. more migraine attacks, worsening of pain, new symptoms) talk to your doctor.

If you take this medicine for a long time and then stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms such as rebound headaches, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, muscle stiffness or joint pain. If you want to stop taking these capsules after a long time, talk to your pharmacist or doctor for advice first.

If you take other medicines

Before you take these capsules, make sure that you tell your pharmacist if you are taking the following medicines as there is a possible risk that taking this product could increase the risk of bleeding.

  • Medicines to thin your blood (e.g. warfarin)
  • Clopidogrel
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

If you are not sure that your medicine is on this list, or you are unsure about interactions with any other medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor and medicine you have bought for yourself.

How to take this medicine

Check the foil is not broken before use.

If it is, do not take that capsule.

Adults aged 18 years and over: take one capsule once daily, at the same time of day, if possible (morning or evening)

Swallow the capsule whole with water or liquid. Do not chew the capsule.

You may need to take this medicine continuously for three months before you get the maximum benefit from it.

Do not give to children or adolescents under 18 years.

Do not take more than the amount recommended above.

If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 8 weeks talk to your doctor.

If you take too many capsules: Talk to a doctor or pharmacist straight away.

Possible withdrawal effects when stopping treatment
  • If you take this medicine for a long time and then stop suddenly you may get:
  • Rebound headaches
  • Anxiety, difficulty sleeping
  • Muscle stiffness, joint pain

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these side effects, stop taking the capsules:
  • Allergic reactions (skin rash, red itchy skin)
  • Mouth ulcers, swelling of the mouth or lips
  • Tongue irritation, bleeding gums
  • Loss of taste

These other effects may happen. If they bother you talk to a pharmacist:
  • Heartburn, feeling sick, wind
  • Constipation, diarrhoea
  • Bloated stomach, indigestion

Other side effects that have been reported:

  • Sensitivity to sunlight or sunlamps
  • Fast heart rate, high blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Changes in blood or liver function (this may show up if you have blood tests)
  • Kidney problems
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon (a condition that causes cold hands and feet)

If any side effect becomes severe, lasts more than a few days, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

Reporting side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25°C.

Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.

Use by the date on the base of the carton. After this date return any unused product to your nearest pharmacy for safe disposal.

What is in this medicine

Each hard capsule contains 100 mg Feverfew Herb (Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz Bip.), which is the active ingredient.

As well as the active ingredient, the capsules also contain white dextrin, colloidal anhydrous silica, talc, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171).

The pack contains 30 hard white capsules.

Who makes this medicine

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

by

Wiewelhove GmbH
Gildestrasse 39
49477 Ibbenbűren
Germany

Traditional Herbal Registration held by

Schwabe Pharma (UK) Ltd
Alexander House
Mere Park Dedmere Road
Marlow
Buckinghamshire
SL7 1FX

Leaflet revised 03/2021

If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

Other formats

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0800 198 5000 (UK only)

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Product name: Boots Feverfew Migraine Relief Capsules

Reference number: THR 23056/0004

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THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC
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