- ascorbic acid
- glucose monohydrate
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Pabrinex Intravenous High Potency, Concentrate for Solution for Infusion
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Pabrinex® Intravenous High Potency, Concentrate for Solution for Infusion
(Vitamins B & C)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
In this leaflet:
1. What Pabrinex IVHP is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you are given Pabrinex IVHP
3. How Pabrinex IVHP is given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Pabrinex IVHP
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT PABRINEX IVHP IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Vitamins B and C are important for a number of bodily functions including releasing energy from food and in the formation of healthy skin, bones and teeth.
Pabrinex Intravenous High Potency, Concentrate for Solution for Infusion (‘Pabrinex IVHP’) provides additional vitamins B and C to correct deficiencies that may have occurred, for example:
The product is also used to maintain levels of vitamins B and C in patients who are on long-term intermittent haemodialysis.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN PABRINEX IVHP
You MUST NOT be given Pabrinex IVHP:
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before taking Pabrinex IVHP.
Pabrinex IVHP should be given with extreme caution if you have:
Other medicines and Pabrinex IVHP
Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Pabrinex IVHP is not expected to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Pabrinex IVHP contains sodium:
This medicine contains 79 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) in each 1 pair of 5 ml ampoules. This is equivalent to 4% of the recommended daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult.
This medicine contains 158 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) in each 1 pair of 10 ml ampoules. This is equivalent to 8% of the recommended daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult.
3. HOW PABRINEX IVHP IS GIVEN
Pabrinex IVHP will be given to you by a healthcare professional by drip infusion into a vein. The product comes in two ampoules, the contents of which are first diluted with either saline or 5% glucose solution and then given over a period of 30 minutes.
This medicine is for injection into a vein only and should not be given by any other route.
Dilute before use.
Dosage for adults including the elderly:
Use in children and adolescents: Pabrinex IVHP is not usually given to children; however, suitable doses according to the child’s age are:
under 6 years 1/4 of the adult dose
6-10 years 1/3 of the adult dose
10-14 years 1/2 to 2/3 of the adult dose
14 years and older one adult dose
The exact dose you will be given will be decided by your doctor who will monitor your condition and determine what treatment you need. If you feel that you have been given an inappropriate dose or if you would like more information about Pabrinex IVHP, speak to your doctor.
If you are given more Pabrinex IVHP than you should
This product will be given to you under medical supervision. It is therefore unlikely that you will be given too much. However, if you feel unwell, you should tell your doctor immediately.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
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
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.
5. HOW TO STORE PABRINEX IVHP
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Pabrinex IVHP should be stored below 25°C but not frozen, and protected from light.
Once diluted in an infusion fluid Pabrinex IVHP should normally be used immediately.
If necessary the diluted product can be kept at room temperature:
For 7 hours in the following infusion fluids:
For 4 hours in the following infusion fluids:
Do not freeze diluted solution.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the outer carton and ampoule labels after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
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.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Pabrinex IVHP contains
The active ingredients are:
thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin B1) - 250mg (5ml vial); 500mg (10ml vial)
riboflavin (vitamin B2) - 4mg (5ml vial); 8mg (10ml vial)
pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) - 50mg (5ml vial); 100mg (10ml vial)
ascorbic acid (vitamin C) - 500mg (5ml vial); 1000mg (10ml vial)
nicotinamide - 160mg (5ml vial); 320mg (10ml vial)
glucose (as monohydrate) - 1000mg (5ml vial); 2000mg (10ml vial)
The other ingredients are: edetic acid, sodium hydroxide and water for injections.
What Pabrinex IVHP looks like and contents of the pack
The product is supplied in pairs of amber coloured glass ampoules containing 5 ml or 10 ml of sterile solution. Each pack contains 6 or 10 pairs of 5 ml ampoules or 5 pairs of 10 ml ampoules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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This leaflet was last revised: 05/2018
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