Swissmedic-approved patient information
Climavita® forte, tablets
What is Climavita forte and when is it used?
Climavita forte contains a dry extract of Cimicifuga rhizome (Cimicifuga racemosa, (L.) Nutt ., rhizoma).
Climavita forte is used for symptoms associated with menopause (hot flashes, sweating, sleep disorders, nervousness and mood swings). These can be alleviated with Climavita forte.
What should be considered?
In the event of an unusual drop in performance, yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine or discolored stools, Climavita forte should be discontinued and a doctor or to see a doctor.
If you have a feeling of tension or swelling in the breasts, or if you experience bleeding between periods, spotting or recurring menstrual bleeding, you should consult your doctor.
This medicinal product contains 44 mg of digestible carbohydrate per tablet. The drug is suitable for diabetics.
When should Climavita forte not be taken or used with caution?
Climavita forte should not be used if there is a known hypersensitivity to one of the ingredients or to ranunculaceae (buttercup family). . In the case of pre-existing liver damage, we advise against taking Climavita forte. This preparation influences the physical and psychological symptoms of menopause (climacteric). Since there are no clinical data that show a beneficial effect on bones, this preparation cannot be used to prevent osteoporosis.
Climavita forte contains lactose. Please only take Climavita forte after consulting your doctor if you know that you suffer from sugar intolerance.
This medicinal product contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per tablet, i.e. essentially 'sodium-free'. it is almost «sodium-free».
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you:
- suffer from other diseases,
- have allergies or
- take other medicines (including those you bought yourself!)!
Can Climavita forte be taken/used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Climavita forte is indicated for women going through the menopause. Use during pregnancy and lactation is not intended. As a precaution, you should avoid taking medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.
How do you use Climavita forte?
Adults: Unless otherwise prescribed, take 1 tablet whole once a day with some liquid. Climavita forte can be used for a longer period of time, at least over a period of 6 weeks. The effectiveness of Climavita forte after a treatment period of more than 12 weeks has not been investigated. Use for more than 6 months should only take place after consultation with your doctor.
The use and safety of Climavita forte in children and adolescents has not yet been tested.
Follow the dosage given in the package leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Climavita forte have?
The following side effects can occur when taking Climavita forte:
- In rare cases, stomach upset, nausea, heartburn and diarrhea.
- In individual cases, breast tenderness or swelling, spotting and bleeding between periods or the recurrence of menstrual bleeding.
- Skin reactions such as itching, rash and hives; Water retention on the face and on the rest of the body, frequency unknown.
- In individual cases there are indications of liver damage (hepatitis, jaundice, disturbance of liver function tests) when using medicines containing black cohosh. In the event of an unusual drop in performance, yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine or discolored stools, Climavita forte should be discontinued and a doctor consulted.
If you notice any side effects, please contact us Contact your doctor, pharmacist or druggist. This also applies in particular to side effects that are not listed in this leaflet.
What else needs to be considered?
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked «EXP» on the container.
Store at room temperature (15-25°C) in the original packaging.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.
What does Climavita forte contain?
Extract particles can be visible in the form of small brown dots on the surface of the tablets and are harmless.
One tablet contains 13 mg dry extract of Cimicifuga rootstock (Cimicifuga racemosa, (L.) Nutt., rhizoma), drug extract -Ratio 4.5 – 8.5:1, extractant: 60% ethanol (V/V).
Lactose (44 mg), croscarmellose sodium (corresponds to a maximum of 0.65 mg sodium), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, povidone.
Where can you get Climavita forte? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without a doctor's prescription.
Blisters of 30 and 90 tablets.
Permamed AG, CH-4143 Dornach
This leaflet was last checked by the Medicines Agency (Swissmedic) in October 2020.