Rowachol Capsules Description:
Rowachol is intended for use in the breaking up (dissolving or disintegrating) or passage (expulsion) of gallstones. Rowachol increases bile production and relaxes the bile ducts. This helps reduce painful spasms of bile ducts.
Rowachol Capsule is used for Liver and gallbladder problems, Fever, Eye diseases, Food additives, Perfumes, Infections, upset stomach, Respiratory tract infections, Whooping cough, Asthma, and other conditions. Rowachol Capsule may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
- Rowachol Capsule contains
- Pinene as active ingredients
1. What are Rowachol capsules are and what are they used for?
2. Before you take Rowachol!
3. How to take Rowachol?
4. Possible side effects!
5. How to store Rowachol?
6. Further information
1. What Rowachol is and what it is used for?
Rowachol capsules contain essential oils that help to dissolve or break up cholesterol-based gallstones. It also reduces the cholesterol content of bile, an important digestive juice that is formed in the liver. This may enable existing gallstones to dissolve and help prevent new gallstones from forming. Rowachol capsules also increase bile production and relax the bile ducts. This helps reduce painful spasms of the bile ducts. It also makes it easier for any gallstones present to be passed out (expelled) with the bile. Rowachol Capsules are intended for use in the breaking up (dissolving or disintegrating) or passage (expulsion) of gallstones. Use in combination with a medicine called chenodeoxycholic acid.
2. Before you take Rowachol capsules
DO NOT take Rowachol capsules,
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the active substances or any of the other ingredients of Rowachol.
Take special care with Rowachol.
- You should be aware that gallstones can sometimes cause yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (obstructive jaundice) due to liver or blood problems. They can also cause inflammation of the bile duct (ascending cholangitis) and the pancreas (pancreatitis) as well as pain in the stomach (abdominal pain).
- You should tell your doctor at once if you feel that any of these problems
are affecting you, especially if you are elderly.
- Children and adolescents under 18
- Children and adolescents under 18 years of age should not take Rowachol.
- while taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a
These medicines include:
- medicines to thin your blood (oral anti-coagulants e.g. Warfarin)
- medicines that are broken down in the liver (ask your doctor for advice
Taking Rowachol with food or drink?
- Rowachol should be taken on an empty stomach half an hour before
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
- You should not take Rowachol in early pregnancy (the first trimester) or
if you are breastfeeding.
- No harmful effects on babies have been reported, but the risk is still
- Driving and using machines
- Rowachol is unlikely to have any effect on your driving or ability to use
- Important information about some of the ingredients of Rowachol
- Rowachol Capsules contain glycerine (glycerol) which is harmful in high
- It may cause headaches, stomach upset, and diarrhea.
- This medicine may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed) as it
contains sodium ethyl hydroxybenzoate (E215) and sodium propyl
3. How to take Rowachol capsules?
- Always take Rowachol exactly as your doctor has told you.
- You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Rowachol must only be taken by swallowing the whole capsule.
- Do not bite or chew the capsules.
- The usual dose for adults:
- Take 1 – 2 capsules three times daily, half an hour before meals. When you first start treatment, a dose of one capsule three times daily is recommended. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about this.
Taking too much Rowachol might cause:
- stomach upset (gastric irritation)
- runny stools (diarrhea).
- If you have taken more capsules than you should, talk to your doctor or
If you forget to take Rowachol capsules?
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Just take it as
soon as you remember. Then go on taking your next dose at the usual
4. Possible Side Effects of Rowachol Capsules!
Like all medicines, Rowachol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. A small number of patients have noted side effects such as:
- belching and a peppermint taste after taking the capsules. (This can be reduced or avoided if you take the capsules on an empty stomach thirty minutes before meals).
- mouth ulcers or soreness of the mouth during treatment with Rowachol capsules. If you notice this, consult your doctor.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Rowachol capsules?
- Keep the capsules out of the reach and sight of children.
- Do not store above 25˚C.
- Store in a dry place.
- Do not use Rowachol capsules after the expiry date which is stated on the label.
- Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
- Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
- These measures will help to protect the environment.
- 6. Further information
For further information do see our OTC products list for similar products.
For more prescribing information do follow up on MIMS.