A.Vogel's Prostasan® Saw Palmetto is a herbal remedy for the symptoms of an enlarged prostate and relieves the urinary symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH). Taken just once a day with food, Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules is a convenient registered herbal remedy containing extracts of Saw Palmetto berries, used for the relief of urinary symptoms arising from an enlarged prostate in men with a confirmed diagnosis of BPH.
Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of lower urinary tract symptoms in men who have a confirmed diagnosis of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), based on traditional use only.
Prior to treatment other serious conditions should have been ruled out by a doctor.
BPH, a condition which can only be diagnosed by a doctor, most commonly manifests itself with bladder symptoms - frequent urination, a need to urinate at night, poor urine flow and dribbling.
- Relieves the lower urinary symptoms of BPH.
- Extract of Saw Palmetto berries
- Convenient to use – one capsule per day
Directions: Prostasan® Saw Palmetto is a remedy for use in men over 18 years of age (including the elderly) who have been diagnosed by their doctors as having BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) also known as an enlarged prostate. As a food supplement, take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not chew the capsule. Do not take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not take this product if you have any hereditary problems of fructose intolerance.
Also available in 90 caps size.
Do not use Saw Palmetto if you are under 18 years of age, if you have a known hypersensitivity to Saw Palmetto berries (or herb) or any of the other ingredients used in Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules. Do not use Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules unless you have been diagnosed with BPH by a doctor. As with all Saw Palmetto products, if you are already taking medication for an enlarged prostate, talk to your doctor before using Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules as it may not be suitable for you. You may use Saw Palmetto products with other medicines. Contains gelatine. Do not take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not take this product if you have any hereditary problems of fructose intolerance.
Like all Saw palmetto products, Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules may cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Minor side effects
The following minor side effects can occur when using this product.
These are likely to affect less than 1 in every 1,000 people.
- Stomach discomfort
- Allergic reactions such as skin rashes
Discontinue use if you find these are troubling you.
If you are concerned about any side effect, if a side effect becomes serious or if you notice a side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional.
If no improvement in symptoms is seen after 8 weeks consult a doctor or healthcare professional.
Remember to see your doctor if:
- Your symptoms of urinary discomfort worsen
- If you have blood in your urine or develop a fever, seek medical advice immediately.
Extract of Sabal serrulata (Saw Palmetto) 320mg, equivalent to 3.4g of dried Saw Palmetto berries in a gelatine capsule.
Who shouldn’t use Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules?
Do not use Saw Palmetto if you are under 18 years of age, if you have a known hypersensitivity to Saw Palmetto berries (or herb) or any of the other ingredients used in Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules. Do not use Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules unless you have been diagnosed with BPH by a doctor.
Can Prostasan Saw Palmetto be taken with other medicines?
As with all Saw Palmetto products, if you are already taking medication for an enlarged prostate, talk to your doctor before using Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules as it may not be suitable for you. You may use Saw Palmetto products with other medicines.
Why is it in a gelatine capsule?
Prostasan® contains an extract of Saw Palmetto berries rich in oil. A vegetarian capsule would not be a suitable environment for preserving the Saw Palmetto oil.
Why must I have a diagnosis of BPH confirmed by my doctor before starting treatment with Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules?
This is to exclude the possibility of a more serious prostate condition such as prostate cancer. Although prostate cancer is a much rarer condition, it becomes more common with increasing age, just as with an enlarged prostate.
Can I take Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules long-term?
You may use Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules as long as you need the treatment. However, seek medical advice if your symptoms worsen or are accompanied by fever or if you find blood in your urine.
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