- alimemazine tartrate
POM: Prescription only medicine
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Alimemazine Tartrate 7.5mg/5ml and 30mg/5ml Syrups
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Alimemazine Tartrate 7.5mg /5 ml Syrup
Alimemazine Tartrate 30mg /5 ml Syrup
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
What is in this leaflet
1. What alimemazine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take alimemazine
3. How to take alimemazine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store alimemazine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT ALIMEMAZINE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Alimemazine Tartrate 7.5mg/5ml Syrup or Alimemazine 30mg/5ml Syrup (called alimemazine throughout this leaflet). It 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.
What alimemazine is used for
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE ALIMEMAZINE
Do not take alimemazine if:
Alimemazine should not be used in children less than 3 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.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alimemazine if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alimemazine.
Other medicines and alimemazine
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 can affect the way some medicines work.
Also some medicines can affect the way alimemazine works.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
Alimemazine with alcohol
Do not drink alcohol or take any medicines containing alcohol while you are taking alimemazine. 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, 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 if you are breast-feeding. This is because small amounts may pass into mothers’ 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.
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.
3. HOW TO TAKE ALIMEMAZINE
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
How much to take
For itching or an itchy lumpy rash
Children over 3 years of age
Alimemazine Tartrate 7.5mg/5ml Syrup should be used:
As a sedative before general anaesthesia
Children aged between 3 and 7 years
Alimemazine Tartrate 7.5mg/5ml Syrup should be used:
Exposure to sunlight
Alimemazine can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine.
If you take more alimemazine than you should
If you take more alimemazine 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 3 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 that you cannot control your movements (for example of the eyes, neck, arms and legs).
If you forget to take alimemazine
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.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking alimemazine and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if you notice any of the following side effects:
Tell a pharmacist or doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet:
Reporting of side effects
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 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.
5. HOW TO STORE ALIMEMAZINE
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What alimemazine contains
What Alimemazine syrup looks like and contents of the pack
Alimemazine Tartrate 7.5mg/5ml Syrup is a clear bright straw coloured syrupy liquid with a smell of apricots. It is available in glass bottles of 100ml.
Alimemazine Tartrate 30mg/5ml Syrup is a clear colourless to very pale yellow syrupy liquid with a smell of apricots. It is available in glass bottles of 100ml.
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This leaflet does not contain all the information about your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised in May 2020
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