PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
SCHEDULING STATUS: S0
PROPRIETARY NAME: UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA CAPSULES
(AND DOSAGE FORM) CAPSULES
Each capsule contains:
Spirulina maxima (spirulina blue green algae) 500mg
UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA CAPSULES is a source of nutrients. It contains a powerful plant-based protein called phycocyanin which is an antioxidant, enhances brain health and may also assist with relief of pain and inflammation.
UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules are a complementary medicine containing Spirulina maxima (spirulina blue-green algae) which is a rich source of nutrients including protein, complex carbohydrates (including glucose, polysaccharides), lipids, vitamins A, E, K, beta-carotene, B-complex, and minerals (including iron, manganese, zinc, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, copper, selenium and chromium). Blue-green algae also contain various coloured compounds, including carotenoids, chlorophyll, and phycobiliproteins.
Hypersensitivity to UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA.
Do not exceed the daily recommended dosage.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take two capsules twice daily.
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Frequent: headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal cramps, fatigue.
UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules may have antiplatelet effects and may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding when used in patients with bleeding disorders. Patients should be advised to discontinue UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules at least 2 weeks prior to surgical procedures.
UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules may increase insulin levels and/or decrease blood glucose levels and cause hypoglycaemia. Dose adjustment of antidiabetic medicine might be necessary.
UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules may enhance the effects of anticoagulant/antiplatelet medicines or herbal supplements. Concomitant use may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Concomitant use of UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules with antidiabetic medicines or herbal supplements may have an additive effect with antidiabetic medicine and cause hypoglycaemia. Caution is advised.
UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules may have immune system stimulating properties and may interfere with immunosuppressant medicine. Caution is advised.
UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA has iron-chelating activity which may decrease the absorption of iron from food or iron-containing medicines.
Safety in pregnancy and lactation has not been established. UVUKAHLALE SPIRULINA capsules should not be taken during pregnancy or lactation.
Size 0 green gelatine capsules containing a green powder.
60 capsules are packed in a white round polypropylene (PP) container with a white polypropylene (PP) lid.
Store below 25 C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Will be allocated by SAHPRA upon registration.
NAME AND ADDRESS:
Herbal Solutions CC
5 Acorn Road,
Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, 4067
DATE OF PUBLICATION:
This medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for it quality, safety or intended use.
60 CAP: 3001092001