- alimemazine tartrate
POM: Prescription only medicine
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Alimemazine tartrate 10mg film-coated tablets
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
ALIMEMAZINE TARTRATE 10MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
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 Alimemazine tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Alimemazine tablets
3. How to take Alimemazine tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Alimemazine tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT ALIMEMAZINE TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Alimemazine tartrate 10mg film-coated tablets (called Alimemazine tablets throughout this leaflet). This belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. It 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.
What Alimemazine tablets are used for:
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE ALIMEMAZINE TABLETS
Do not take Alimemazine tablets and tell your doctor if you:
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 tablets.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Alimemazine tablets if you:
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Alimemazine tablets.
Alimemazine tablets should not be used in children less than 2 years old.
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 tablets.
Other medicines and Alimemazine tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Alimemazine tablets can affect the way in which some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Alimemazine tablets works.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
Alimemazine tablets with alcohol
Do NOT drink alcohol or take any medicines containing alcohol while you are taking Alimemazine tablets. This is because alcohol can increase the chances of you getting side effects. It can also cause serious breathing difficulties.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
You should not take Alimemazine tablets if you are breast-feeding. This is because small amounts may pass into the mother’s milk. This can be harmful to your baby.
Driving and using machines
You may feel drowsy or sleepy while taking this medicine. If this happens, do NOT drive or use any tools or machines.
Alimemazine tablets contains lactose
Alimemazine tablets contains lactose (a sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking Alimemazine tablets.
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per dose, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.
3. HOW TO TAKE ALIMEMAZINE TABLETS
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
The recommended dose is:
For itching or an itchy, lumpy rash
As a sedative
Exposure to sunlight
Alimemazine tablets can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine.
If you take more Alimemazine tablets than you should
If you think that you, or any other person, may have taken too many tablets, contact a doctor or hospital casualty department immediately. Take any remaining tablets and this leaflet so the medical staff knows exactly what you/they 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 heart beat, uneven heart beats and feeling very cold. You may also feel dizzy, light-headed or faint (due to low blood pressure) and you may notice you cannot control your movements (for example of the eyes, neck, arms and legs).
If you forget to take Alimemazine tablets
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 medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Alimemazine tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Alimemazine tablets and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if you notice any of the following side effects:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist straight away if you have any of the following side effects:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or last longer than a few days:
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. (see details below)
United Kingdom: 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 affects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE ALIMEMAZINE TABLETS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date, which is stated on the carton and blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not store above 30°C. 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 dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Alimemazine tablets contains
The active substance is Alimemazine tartrate. Each tablet contains 10mg of Alimemazine tartrate.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium starch glycolate, hypromellose, macrogoll 400, blue opaspray M-1-4229 (purified water, indigo carmine, titanium dioxide, industrial methylated spirits 74).
What Alimemazine tablets look like and contents of the pack
Alimemazine tablets are dark blue, circular, biconvex and film-coated tablets. One side is marked with AL and the other side is plain. They are supplied in packs of 28 tablets.
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This leaflet was last revised in March 2019
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