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Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet:

1. What Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets
3. How to take Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Menadiol Diphosphate 10mgTablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. WHAT MENADIOL DIPHOSPHATE 10mg TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR

Menadiol diphosphate is a man-made form of vitamin K, also known as vitamin K4. Vitamin K is involved in the process of blood clotting and a deficiency of vitamin K can lead to unwanted bleeding.

Menadiol Diphosphate 10mgTablets are used to treat or prevent excessive bleeding in certain situations, for example after surgery and in some forms of jaundice when the body may be unable to absorb sufficient vitamin K from the diet.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE MENADIOL

Do not take Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets if:

  • You know that you are allergic to menadiol diphosphate or any of the other ingredients in this product.

Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets should not be given to babies or very young infants.

If you need any other medical treatment or surgery whilst taking Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets, remember to tell the doctor or dentist treating you that you are taking this medicine.

Other medicines and Menadiol

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription.

In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking tablets to thin the blood (eg. warfarin) which have an opposite effect to that of menadiol diphosphate.

Pregnancy and breast feeding

Do not take Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets if you are pregnant (or think you may be) unless your doctor has told you that you can. It is particularly important not to take Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets in late pregnancy or during labour.

Menadiol diphosphate is not recommended whilst breastfeeding.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines

Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets should not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

These tablets contain lactose.

If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3. HOW TO TAKE MENADIOL DIPHOSPHATE 10mg TABLETS

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets should be taken by mouth. The usual adult dose is one to four tablets daily, whilst children may be given from one-half of a tablet up to two tablets daily.

The tablet can be divided into equal doses.

If you take more Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets than you should

If you accidentally take too many tablets, or someone else takes your medicine, you should tell your doctor at once or contact your nearest accident and emergency department. Show any left-over medicines or the empty packet to the doctor.

If you forget to take Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets

If you forget to take a dose at the right time, take it as soon as you remember unless your next dose is due within a couple of hours. In this case you should skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take double doses. The same applies if you forget to give a dose to your child at the right time.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them.

All medicines can cause allergic reactions although serious allergic reactions are very rare. Any sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting your whole body) should be reported to a doctor immediately.

It is very unlikely that you (or your child) will suffer any side-effects from taking Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets. Very occasionally the use of these tablets can cause destruction of the red blood cells, leading to anaemia and jaundice. Anaemia can cause tiredness and paleness, and jaundice can cause yellowing of the skin and eyes. If you notice any of these please tell your doctor straight away.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE MENADIOL DIPHOSPHATE 10mg TABLETS

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children – preferably in a locked cupboard or medicine cabinet.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the tablet container after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

, Store below 30˚C and keep the tablets in their original container to protect from light.

Do not use this medicine if you notice the appearance has changed in any way.

If your doctor decides to stop your treatment, return any unused medicine to the pharmacist. Only keep it if your doctor tells you to.

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.

6CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION

What these tablets contain

The active substance is menadiol diphosphate. Each tablet contains 12.63mg of menadiol sodium diphosphate, which is equivalent to 10mg of the active ingredient menadiol diphosphate.

The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, pregelatinised starch, talc and magnesium stearate.

What Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets look like and contents of pack

The tablets are 9.00 mm, round, white to pale pink with CL 1L3 debossed on one face and a single break bar on the other. Menadiol Diphosphate 10mg Tablets are supplied in plastic containers of 100 tablets.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Avonbridge House
Bath Road
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 2BB
UK

Manufacturer

Penn Pharmaceutical Services Limited
Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate
Tredegar
Gwent
NP22 3AA

This leaflet was last revised in April 2018

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