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Valoid 50 mg/ml Injection
Valoid® 50 mg/ml Injection
The name of your medicine is Valoid 50 mg/ml Injection. It will be referred to as Valoid Injection for ease hereafter.
1. What Valoid Injection is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you are given Valoid Injection
3. How Valoid Injection will be given to you
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Valoid Injection
6. Contents of the pack and other information
The name of your medicine is Valoid Injection. Valoid Injection contains the active substance cyclizine lactate, which belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines which can be used to help stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
Valoid Injection may be used by adults.
Valoid Injection may be used if you suffer from travel or motion sickness; nausea caused by cancer treatment (radiotherapy) or other medicines; or if you have had an operation, as general anaesthetics can sometimes cause sickness.
Valoid Injection can also be used to treat sickness caused by some inner ear problems such as Meniere’s disease.
Talk to your doctor or nurse before you are given Valoid Injection if you:
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines especially the following:
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including those you have obtained without a prescription.
Alcohol should be avoided when you are being treated with Valoid Injection.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before you are given this medicine.
You can drive while being treated with Valoid Injection but do not drive until you know how it affects you. It may make you feel dizzy. If it affects you in this way, do not drive or operate any machinery.
You will be given Valoid Injection under supervision and your doctor will decide on a dose which is right for you.
Valoid injection can be given as a slow injection into a vein (intravenously) or by injection into a muscle (intramuscularly).
The recommended dose for adults is:
For prevention of sickness after a normal operation:
Your doctor will give the first dose of Valoid by injection into a vein, approximately 20 minutes before the end of the operation. The use of the injectable form of cyclizine has been associated with cases of transient paralysis following administration of the medicine. The onset of paralysis is usually within minutes of administration, affects the limbs, and fully resolves within hours of discontinuation of the medicine.
As this medicine is given to you by a doctor, it is very unlikely that an overdose will happen. Should an overdose occur, the doctor will treat any symptoms that follow. Symptoms of overdose include dry mouth, nose and throat, blurred vision, fast or irregular heartbeat, difficulty passing urine, drowsiness, dizziness, lack of balance and coordination, weakness, excitability, disorientation, impaired judgement, hallucinations, muscle spasm, involuntary movements, convulsions, high temperature and difficulty breathing.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor immediately. These may be signs of an allergic reaction.
The following side effects are reported for either compound with a not known frequency (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
Side effects may include
If you feel very tired, experience unexpected bruising or bleeding or more infections (e.g. colds and sore throats) than usual please tell your doctor. Your doctor may decide to conduct tests on your blood periodically as a result of these symptoms.
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 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.
Valoid Injection will be stored by the hospital pharmacy before it is given to you. They will follow the instructions below. Valoid Injection should be stored in a safe place below 25°C and protected from light. The injection should not be used if there are any particles floating in it or after the “EXP” date on the carton and label.
Valoid injection comes as a 1 ml ampoule containing 50 mg of the active ingredient, cyclizine lactate, dissolved in sterile water.
The injection also contains the inactive ingredient, lactic acid.
Valoid Injection is a clear, colourless solution. Each pack contains 5 ampoules.
Valoid is a registered trademark of Amdipharm Mercury International Limited.
This leaflet was last revised in November 2023.