Patient Leaflet Updated 11-Apr-2019 | SANOFI
Pharmaton Vitality Capsules
Package leaflet: Information for user
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules because it contains important information for you to get the best results.
In this leaflet:
1. What Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules
3. How to take Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules
6. Further information
1. WHAT PHARMATON® VITALITY CAPSULES ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules are a multivitamin, mineral and ginseng supplement. Each capsule contains standardised Ginseng extract G115® with Vitamins A, B group, C, D, E, Nicotinamide, Folic acid, Biotin, and minerals Iron, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, and Selenium. See Section 6 (Further information) for a complete list of the ingredients and quantities in each capsule.
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules are for:
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules work by enhancing mental and physical performance through the combined action of Ginseng G115®, vitamins and minerals on the basic metabolic processes.
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules are suitable for adult men and women but not for children.
More information about daily fatigue
Daily fatigue is associated with a busy, hectic lifestyle, and symptoms may include:
Lifestyle changes that may help to overcome daily fatigue include:
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE PHARMATON® VITALITY CAPSULES
Do not take Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules if:
Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you.
If you are not sure, talk to your pharmacist or doctor before taking this medicine.
Warnings and precautions
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules contains 150 micrograms biotin per capsule. If you are about to undergo laboratory testing you must tell your doctor or the laboratory personnel that you are taking or have recently taken Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules, because biotin may affect results of such tests. Depending on the test, the results may be falsely elevated or falsely low due to biotin. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules before performing laboratory tests. You should also be aware that other products that you may take, such as multivitamins or supplements for hair, skin, and nails could also contain biotin and affect the results of laboratory tests. Please inform your doctor or the laboratory personnel, if you are taking such products.
Taking other medicines
The following medicines should not be taken with Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules:
Before taking Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules you should tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Food, drink, vitamin and mineral supplements
It is important not to take too much Vitamin A, D, or iron. You should consider your daily intake of these vitamins and minerals taking into account all sources including food and drinks.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules contain Vitamin A. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Important information about the ingredients
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules contain a small amount of lactose. If you are intolerant to lactose or you cannot digest it, do not take Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules.
3. HOW TO TAKE PHARMATON® VITALITY CAPSULES
Follow the instructions printed in this leaflet. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you develop new symptoms or if your symptoms get much worse or have not shown any sign of improvement over four weeks.
Adults (including the elderly)
Do not give these capsules to children.
How long to take Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules for
If you take more Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules than you should
If a child accidentally swallows Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules can cause side effects in some people, but these are usually mild.
The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
Common – affects fewer than 1 in 10 people:
Uncommon – affects fewer than 1 in 100 people:
Unknown – some side effects are recorded so rarely that their frequency is not known:
The side effects nausea, vomiting, stomach pains and diarrhoea are less likely to happen if you take the capsules with food.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE PHARMATON® VITALITY CAPSULES
Do not store above 25°C. Keep the bottle tightly closed.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take the capsules after the expiry date, which you will find printed on the packaging.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules contains
Each capsule contains the following active ingredients:
Note the active ingredient is followed by its corresponding supplement name and the amount of supplement per capsule
Panax Ginseng extract G115® , Ginseng G115® , 40 mg
Vitamin A palmitate, Vitamin A, 2667 IU
Colecalciferol, Vitamin D, 200 IU
alpha-Tocopheryl acetate, Vitamin E, 10 mg
Ascorbic acid, Vitamin C, 60 mg
Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin B1, 1.4 mg
Riboflavin, Vitamin B2, 1.6 mg
Nicotinamide, Vitamin B3, 18 mg
Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B6, 2 mg
Folic acid, Folic acid, 100 micrograms
Cyanocobalamine, Vitamin B12, 1 microgram
Biotin, Vitamin B7, 150 micrograms
Calcium phosphate, Calcium, 100 mg
Iron sulfate, Iron, 10 mg
Magnesium sulfate, Magnesium, 10 mg
Zinc sulfate, Zinc, 1 mg
Copper sulfate, Copper, 2 mg
Sodium selenite, Selenium, 50 micrograms
Lecithin, Lecithin, 100 mg
The capsules also contain the following ingredients: rapeseed oil, arachis (peanut) oil, ethyl vanillin (flavouring), gelatin, hard fat, triglycerides (medium chain), glycerol, iron oxide red and black (E172 - colourings), lactose and silica.
What Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules look like and contents of the pack
Pharmaton® Vitality Capsules are a dark brown opaque soft gelatin capsule. They are available in packs of 30, 60 and 100 capsules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
This leaflet was revised in March 2019.
«PHARMATON» and «G115» are registered trademarks.
P7a/UK/PRAC - biotin/PIL dated 12 March 2019
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