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SALOME™ HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING Capsule 20’s

 Easing the layers of cyclic pain

  • SALOME™ HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING (HMB) is a herbal medicinal product for the reduction of heavy menstrual bleeding in women with regular menstrual cycles, after serious conditions have been excluded by a medical doctor
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FEATURES which can have a positive impact on the treatment of HMB
  • ANTIOXIDANT FEATURES which can improve uterine tone and thereby facilitate the regulation of menstrual blood flow
  • The product is a herbal medicinal product for use in the specified indication exclusively based upon long-standing use.

Price ---- R272.70 incl Vat

Description

A NATURAL HERBAL EXTRACT FOR HMB

  • The natural herbal extract of capsella bursa-pastoris facilitates the regulation of menstrual blood flow1
  • SALOME™ HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING capsule contains a dry extract of Capsella bursa-pastoris (known as Shepherd’s purse) which is a scientifically studied medicinal plant that has shown to have smooth-muscle stimulant effects
  • The extract of Capsella bursa-pastoris has several active substances, such as tannins, thiamine, acetylcholine and flavonoids that play a role in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) due to their:
    • Antioxidant features which can improve uterine tone and thereby facilitate the regulation of menstrual blood flow.
    • Anti-inflammatory features which can have a positive impact on the treatment of HMB

WHAT IS MENORRHAGIA?3

  • Menorrhagia is the medical term for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding.
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding is a subjective finding, making the exact problem definition difficult.
  • It is one of the most common gynaecologic complaints:
    • According to the World Health Organization, 18 million females worldwide aged 30-55 years perceive their menstrual bleeding to be excessive.
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding must however be distinguished clinically from other common gynaecologic causes of bleeding, e.g. pregnancy, anovulatory bleeding, fibroids, etc.
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding can lead to anaemia and low quality of life.

SYMPTOMS & DIAGNOSIS OF MENORRHAGIA2

  • Soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours.
  • Needing to wake up to change sanitary protection during the night.
  • Passing blood clots.
  • Symptoms of anaemia, such as tiredness, fatigue or shortness of breath may be experienced with severe bleeding.

TREATMENT OF MENORRHAGIA3

  • Therapeutic treatment of menorrhagia depends on the cause and seriousness of the bleeding.
  • Main therapeutic options are hormonal treatment (eg, contraceptives) - which have been shown to reduce menstrual flow volume.
  • Non-hormonal therapies include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which reduce menstrual bleeding.
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HOW TO TAKE SALOME™ HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING capsules

  • The recommended dose is one capsule three times daily (daily dose: 1200 mg dry extract Capsella bursa-pastoris).
  • To be started 3-5 days before menstruation and to be continued during menstrual bleeding.
  • If the symptoms persist during the use of the medicinal product, a doctor or a qualified health care practitioner should be consulted.

IF YOU TAKE MORE SALOME™ HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING capsules THAN YOU SHOULD?

  • No cases of overdose have been reported.
  • In the event of over-dosage, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If neither is available, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre.

IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SALOME™ HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING capsules.

  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten capsule.
Complementary Medicine: Health Supplement D 34.13

This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.

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  • Active Ingredient: 400 mg Capsella bursa-pastoris
  1. Nafe M, Kariman N, Keshavarz Z, et al. The effect of Hydroalcoholic Extracts of Capsella Bursa-Pastoris on Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine March 2018, 1-7. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2017.0267
  2. Shaw JA, Rivlin ME. Menorrhagia , Medscape [Online] 2018 Available from: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/255540
  3. Clinical Overview of the traditional Herbal Medicine Herbal Product, Capsella bursa-pastoris (L), Medikus,herba (January 2016)