MNI Rychol 60
MNI RhyCol 60 Tablets contains a special formulation of barberry root extract, apple polyphenols and phytosterols, and helps to stabilise blood cholesterol levels.
2. What MNI RyChol 60 is used for: RyChol™ is used to help stabilise blood cholesterol levels. 4. How to take RyChol™: Do not share medicines that you are taking with any other person.
Always take RyChol™ exactly as the directions show. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. Do not exceed the stated dose. Use in children under 12 years is not recommended. Dosage and directions for use: Adults: Take 1-2 tablets 2 times per day with meals. Children: Use not recommended.
Guidelines for use: Cholesterol levels in mmol/l: Above 4.9: take 2 tablets per day with meals. Above 5.9: take 3 tablets per day with meals. Above 6.9: take 4 tablets per day with meals.
If you take more RyChol™ than you should: In the event of overdosage, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If neither is available, seek help at the nearest hospital or poison centre.
Take this leaflet and the remaining tablets with you so the doctor will know what you have taken. If you forget to take a dose of RyChol™: If you have missed your dose by only a few hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take RyChol™ at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.
Scheduling status: To be allocated by council upon registration. 7. Presentation of RyChol™: RyChol™ tablets are packed in transparent PVC/aluminium blister strips, containing 10 tablets each. Each carton contains 6 blister strips. The name RyChol™ appears on the aluminium foil. 8. Identification of RyChol™: Terracotta coloured, film coated, oval tablets with no distinctive markings. 9. Registration number: Will be allocated by council upon registration. 11. Date of publication: To be allocated by council upon registration. Tel no: 011 465 8697. Pharmacological classification: D 32.16 other. Pharmacological action: Pharmacodynamic properties: RyChol™ contains a traditional ayurvedic remedy and two nutritional supplements that have been recognised to help stabilise blood cholesterol levels. These are barberry root extract (berberis vulgaris), contained in a proprietary formulation as TrimoStat™, apple polyphenols and phytosterols. Barberry root extract (TrimoStat™): TrimoStat™ is a proprietary formulation prepared from barberry root extract. Its main constituent is berberine, a phytochemical compound naturally found in the roots, stems and bark of plants such as berberis vulgaris (barberry) and hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal). Berberine has historically been used in both ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine for over a thousand years. Its traditional medicinal uses include the treatment of diarrhoea, diabetes and hyperlipidaemia. Berberine’s principle mode of action regarding cholesterol homeostasis is that of LDL-receptor up-regulation via increased LDL-R expression in hepatocytes. Pharmacologically, barberry root extract can therefore be viewed as a LDL-R up-regulator, indicating that it could potentially help regulate blood cholesterol and LDL levels through increased LDL clearance and excretion by the liver. Phytosterols: Plant- or phytosterols are naturally occurring plant fats that are structurally similar to cholesterol. They are present in all vegetable food sources, especially oils and nuts, as well as in minute amounts in food products from fish or animal origin. Although phytosterols and cholesterol have similar chemical structures, they differ markedly in their synthesis, intestinal absorption and metabolic fate. Unlike cholesterol, however, phytosterols are poorly absorbed. Whilst up to 60% of dietary cholesterol typically undergoes intestinal absorption, the absorption of phytosterols is less than 2.5%.