Flora Force Chinese Green Tea Capsules Package Insert
Scheduling status. C0
Proprietary name (and dosage form): Flora Force Chinese green tea Capsules 400mg.
Composition: Each Chinese green tea capsule contains 400mg Camellia sinensis powder.
Pharmacological classification: Category D Western Herbal Medicine
Pharmacological action: 32.2 Other substances and agents, other
Indications: Herbal medicine to support and assist the body in prevention of degenerative disease, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic gastritis, mental fatigue and weight management. Reduce inflammation and helps with detoxification.
Contra-indications: Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Not to be used together with anti- coagulation therapy.
Warnings: Contains caffeine may induce insomnia and nervousness in sensitive persons. Excessive intake must be avoided in persons with anaemia. The phenolic compounds may reduce absorption of dietary iron.
Drug Interaction: Chinese green tea is a tannin containing herb that may affect absorption and action of the following medicines: Atropine, Codeine and codeine containing drugs, ephedrine, pseudo-ephedrine, haloperidol, theophylline.
Caffeine containing herb: should not be taken by patients on Monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine as it may cause hypertensive reactions. The hemodynamic effect of adenosine is inhibited by xanthines. The effect of Chlozapine is altered when taken less than 40 minutes after caffeinated drinks. Sedative effects of benzodiazepines, zopiclone, barbiturate pentobarbital are reduced by caffeine. Blood pressure can be increased in persons on beta-blockers propranolol and metoprolol. Serum levels of lithium are decreased by caffeine. In the case of sudden caffeine withdrawal, it can result in increased lithium levels and lithium tremors.
Absorption and bioavailability of aspirin is increased by caffeine. Oral contraceptives, cimetidine furafylline, verapamil, disulfiram, fluconazole, mexiletine, phenylpropanolamine, several quinolone anti-biotics including enoxacin, pipemidic acid, ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin, idrocilamide and methoxsalen inhibit the metabolism and, or clearance of caffeine, thereby increasing its stimulatory effects.
Pregnancy and Lactation: Chinese green tea capsules should not be taken during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Dosage and directions for use: Take 1 to 2 capsules twice daily or as prescribed.
Should the gastric symptoms not improve within 4 days please consult a practitioner and if mental fatigue and IBS do not improve within 4 weeks, please consult a practitioner. Please ensure that your condition has been diagnosed by a practitioner before taking the medicine.
Side-effects and special precautions: None documented on prescribed dose. See warnings.
Known symptoms of over dosage and particulars of its treatment: Restlessness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, palpitations and headache.
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
Identification: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing green herbal powder.
Presentation: 90 Capsules packed into 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert.
Storage instructions: Store 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: 17/06/2015