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MNI RhyCol 60 Tablets contains a special formulation of barberry root extract, apple polyphenols and phytosterols, and helps to stabilise blood cholesterol levels.
RyChol 60 Tablets
What does Rychol do? Rychol optimises healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Rychol’s unique blend of scientific-natural ingredients work by a three-tiered mode of action to reduce bad cholesterol, making it the only over-the-counter product that is able to lower triglyceride levels. What can Rychol assist with? Rychol can assist with: • Improving total cholesterol • Reducing LDL-cholesterol • Lowering triglyceride levels Who may benefit from taking Rychol? Anyone who is worried about or has a high blood cholesterol level or an increased risk for cardio-vascular disease and stroke, can benefit from taking Rychol. Rychol can be used in combination with the statins. Who should not use Rychol? Rychol should not be used if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Rychol, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are suffering from Sitosterolemia (an extremely rare disorder in which plasma concentrations of plant sterols are abnormally elevated). Are there any side effects? The individual ingredients contained within Rychol are generally considered to have a low side effect profile. Mild gastro-intestinal irritation, headache and skin rash may occur. Can Rychol be used in combination with prescription drugs such as statins? Yes, trials done on some of the individual ingredients contained within Rychol, such as phytosterols, berberine, apple polyphenols and coenzyme Q10, have indicated favourable results when used in conjunction with the class of statins.
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RyChol® is the only product that contains they unique TrimoStat® blend of scientific-natural ingredients that optimises healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels by targeting all types of cholesterol. A 10% reduction in cholesterol can reduce your cardiovascular disease risk by 50%. RyChol can help you to combat high cholesterol and avoid-heart attack and strokes.
ADULTS: Take 2 tablets twice a day with meals. CHILDREN: Use not recommended.
6. Storing and disposing of RyChol™: Store at or below 25 degrees C. Protect from direct sunlight. Keep blister strips in the outer carton until required for use. Store all medicines out of reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date printed on the label or carton. Return all unused medicine to your pharmacist. Do not dispose of unused medicine in drains or sewerage systems (e.g. toilets.).
RyChol™ has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. RyChol™ is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Proprietary name, strength and pharmaceutical form: RyChol™ (film coated tablets): Read this entire leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. RyChol™ is available without a doctor's prescription, for you to treat a mild condition. Nevertheless you still need to use RyChol™ carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Do not share RyChol™ with any other person. Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You must see a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 14 days. 3. Before you take RyChol™: Do not take RyChol™: If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to apple polyphenols, barberry root extract (berberine), coenzyme Q10, nicotinamide, phytosterols or any of the other ingredients of RyChol™ (see what RyChol™ contains). If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby. If you suffer from sitosterolemia (an inherited metabolic condition in which plant cholesterols, called sterols, are absorbed in the body to an abnormal degree). If you suffer from severe low blood pressure (hypotension). If you are a child below the age of 12 years. Take special care with RyChol™: If you are on medicines such as warfarin, to prevent blood clots (see taking other medicines with RyChol™). RyChol™ may increase bleeding potential and blood monitoring is therefore recommended. If you are likely to suffer from hypotension (low blood pressure). If you are going to have elective surgery, stop taking RyChol™ two weeks before surgery. If you are also taking other supplements (see taking other medicines with RyChol™). Taking RyChol™ with food and drink: RyChol™ should be taken with food. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Do not take RyChol™ if you are pregnant or breast feeding your baby. Driving and using machinery: RyChol™ can cause side effects such as low blood pressure. As a result you might experience dizziness and light-headedness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you are certain that your ability to perform such activities is not affected. Taking other medicines with RyChol™: Always tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other medicine. This includes complementary or traditional medicines. Other anti-diabetic medicines such as insulin and tolbutamide may cause low blood sugar levels if used together with RyChol™. RyChol™ can increase the level of certain medicines in your body for example cyclosporin (to prevent organ rejection after a transplant) and thiopental (medicine to eliminate the feeling of pain by putting you to sleep). RyChol™ can increase the level of warfarin in your body and increase the risk of bleeding (see take special care with RyChol™). RyChol™ can increase the risk of blood clotting if taken together with vitamin K. 5. Possible side effects: RyChol™ can have side effects. Not all side effects reported for RyChol™ are included in this leaflet. Should your general health worsen or if you experience any untoward effects while taking RyChol™, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional for advice. If any of the following happens, stop taking RyChol™ and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital: Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth or throat, which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing. Rash or itching. Fainting. These are all very serious side effects. If you have them, you may have had a serious allergic reaction to RyChol™. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: Headache. Low blood pressure. Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation (with high doses), heartburn, flatulence. High doses can suppress appetite. Worsening of sitosterolemia (see do not take RyChol™). Skin irritation or rash. Blood tests showing high bilirubin levels. Bilirubin is a brownish, yellowish substance found in bile. Blood tests showing an increase in the T4/T8 ratio, indicating a possible infection. If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist. Contraindications: RyChol™ is contraindicated in: Known hypersensitivity to apple polyphenols, barberry root extract (berberine), coenzyme Q10, nicotinamide, phytosterols or any of the inactive ingredients of RyChol™ (see composition). Known or suspected pregnancy (see pregnancy and lactation). Breastfeeding (see pregnancy and lactation). Sitosterolemia (an extremely rare autosomal disorder in which plasma concentrations of plant sterols are abnormally elevated). Patients with severe hypotension. Children under 12 years of age. Warnings and special precautions: RyChol™ may increase bleeding potential when taking warfarin anticoagulant therapy and increased blood monitoring is therefore recommended (see interactions). It is advised to ensure that blood profiles are checked within 10 days after starting RyChol™ to confirm safety. Coenzyme Q10 in RyChol™ can affect blood pressure and interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgical procedures. It is therefore recommended that patients should discontinue RyChol™ at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures. Use with caution if suffering from hypotension (low blood pressure), as berberine in RyChol™ may display antihypertensive effects. Patients should be advised not to exceed the recommended daily dose. Patients should be advised to take special care if taking other supplements, since these supplements may contain the same ingredients. Effects on ability to drive and operate machines: RyChol™ may cause side effects such as hypotension. Patients should be advised not to drive or operate machines until it is established that their ability to perform such activities is not affected. Interactions: Phytosterols in RyChol™ may interfere with cyclosporine absorption. Berberine in RyChol™ may act additively with the concurrent use of medications metabolised by the liver's cytochrome CYP3A4 enzyme and can therefore adversely interact with warfarin, thiopental and tolbutamide. Coenzyme Q10 in RyChol™ may increase bleeding potential when taken together with warfarin anticoagulant therapy. Blood monitoring is recommended. Coenzyme Q10 in RyChol™ can decrease blood pressure and might have additive blood pressure lowering effects when used with antihypertensive medicines, herbs or supplements. Concomitant use of coenzyme Q10 in RyChol™ and vitamin K can increase the risk of clotting in patients taking anticoagulants. Concurrent use of RyChol™ with oral diabetic medication or insulin may cause low blood sugar levels. Patients should be advised not to exceed the recommended daily dose. Patients should be advised to take special care if taking other supplements, since these supplements may contain the same ingredients as RyChol™. Pregnancy and lactation: Safety and efficacy in pregnancy and lactation have not been established and the administration of RyChol™ during pregnancy is therefore contraindicated. If pregnancy occurs during the use on RyChol™, further intake should be stopped. RyChol™ should not be used during breastfeeding. Side effects: Barberry root extract (TrimoStat™: Nervous system disorders: Less frequent: headache. Vascular disorders: Frequency unknown: hypotension. Gastrointestinal disorders: Frequent: gastrointestinal or abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation. Less frequent: Skin irritation. Investigations: Frequency unknown: increased bilirubin levels. Phytosterols: Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Frequency unknown: exacerbation of sitosterolemia. Gastrointestinal disorders: Frequency unknown: nausea, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation (with high doses). Apple polyphenols: At the recommended daily dose, it is unlikely that there will be any significant side effects related to apple polyphenols in RyChol™. Coenzyme Q10: Immune system disorders: Frequency unknown: Allergic rash. Vascular disorders: Frequency unknown: Hypotension. Gastrointestinal disorders: Less frequent: Doses exceeding 100mg may cause appetite suppression, heartburn and epigastric discomfort. Investigations: Frequency unknown: Increased T4/T8 ratio in normal patients and some HIV-positive patients. Nicotinamide: At the recommended daily dose, nicotinamide in RyChol™ is generally well tolerated. It is unlikely that there will be any significant side effects at this low dosage. Known symptoms of over-dosage and particulars of its treatment: Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. There is no specific antidote. Keep out of reach of children.