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Alimemazine Tartrate 7.5mg/5ml and 30mg/5ml oral solution
Alimemazine tartrate 7.5 mg/ 5 ml oral solution, Sugar-Free
Alimemazine tartrate 30 mg/ 5ml oral solution, Sugar-Free
The name of your product is Alimemazine tartrate 7.5 mg/ 5 ml or 30 mg/ 5 ml oral solution Sugar-Free, but it will be referred to as Alimemazine oral solution throughout this leaflet.
1. What Alimemazine oral solution is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Alimemazine oral solution
3. How to take Alimemazine oral solution
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Alimemazine oral solution
6. Contents of the pack and other information
The name of your medicine is Alimemazine oral solution, Sugar-Free (called Alimemazine oral solution throughout this leaflet). Alimemazine oral solution contains the active ingredient alimemazine tartrate and belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines and works by blocking a natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. It also works directly on the brain to help you feel more relaxed.
This medicine is used:
The signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Alimemazine oral solution.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Alimemazine oral solution if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alimemazine.
Alimemazine oral solution can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine.
Alimemazine oral solution should not be used in children less than 2 years old.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines you can buy without prescription, including herbal medicines.
This is because Alimemazine oral solution can affect the way some medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Alimemazine oral solution works.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
Do not drink alcohol or take any medicines containing alcohol while you are taking this medicine. This is because alcohol can increase the chances of you getting side effects. It can also cause serious breathing difficulties.
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Do not take this medicine if you are breast-feeding. This is because small amounts may pass into mother’s milk. This can be harmful to your baby.
If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
You may feel drowsy or sleepy while taking this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
This medicine contains sodium methyl parahydroxybenzoate and may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per 10 ml dose (for Alimemazine 7.5 mg/ 5 ml oral solution) and per 8.5 ml dose (for Alimemazine 30 mg/ 5ml oral solution), that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
For itching or an itchy lumpy rash
Children over 2 years old
As a sedative
Children between 2 and 7 years old
For oral administration.
A 5 ml graduated oral syringe with intermediate graduations of 0.1 ml and a “Press-In” Bottle Adapter (PIBA) are provided with the product.
1. Open the bottle and at first use insert the “Press-In” Bottle Adapter (PIBA) (see pictures A-B).
2. Insert the syringe into the PIBA and draw out the required volume from the inverted bottle (see pictures C-D).
3. Remove the filled syringe from the bottle in the upright position (see picture E).
4. Discharge the syringe contents into the mouth. Repeat steps 2 to 4 as needed to achieve the required dose.
5. Rinse the syringe and replace the cap on the bottle (PIBA remains in place).
If you take more of this medicine than you should, tell a doctor or go to a hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. Also do this if a child under 2 years of age swallows some of this medicine.
The following effects may happen: feeling drowsy, loss of consciousness, increased or rapid heartbeat, changes in heartbeat, uneven heartbeats and feeling very cold. You may also feel dizzy, lightheaded or faint (due to low blood pressure) and you may notice that you cannot control your movements (for example of the eyes, neck, arms and legs).
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help protect the environment.
The active substance is alimemazine tartrate.
The other ingredients are sodium methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 219), sucralose (E 955), hydrochloric acid, concentrated (for pH adjustment) and purified water.
Alimemazine oral solution is a clear, colourless to yellowish solution. It is supplied in a 100 ml amber type III glass bottle, safely closed with a child-resistant screw cap with tamper evident closure.
A 5 ml graduated oral syringe with intermediate graduations of 0.1 ml and a “press-in” syringe/bottle adapter are also provided.
This leaflet was last revised in October 2021