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Buccastem® M Buccal Tablets
(PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 3 MG, EQUIVALENT TO 1.85 MG PROCHLORPERAZINE BASE)
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
1. What Buccastem M Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Buccastem M Tablets
3. How to take Buccastem M Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Buccastem M Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Buccastem M Tablets are effective in treating nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) associated with migraine.
Buccastem M Tablets contain prochlorperazine maleate. Prochlorperazine belongs to a large group of drugs known as phenothiazines, which have a variety of effects.
You should only use this medicine if migraine has previously been diagnosed by your doctor.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Buccastem M Tablets:
Buccastem M Tablets may cause you to be more sensitive to sunlight. When taking Buccastem M Tablets it is particularly important that you should avoid exposure to direct sunlight and use sunscreen.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:
Buccastem M Tablets are best taken after food.
Do not drink alcohol when taking the tablets as it may interact with medicines like Buccastem M.
If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, you should not take Buccastem M Tablets.
Experience with Buccastem M Tablets is limited. You should therefore not take the tablets if you are breast-feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Buccastem M Tablets can make you feel drowsy. Therefore you should avoid driving or using dangerous machines until you know how the tablets affect you.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is one or two tablets twice a day for a maximum of 2 days, for adults aged 18 years or over.
Buccastem M Tablets are not recommended for children under 18 years of age.
Please read carefully before taking the tablet(s).
The tablet(s) is best taken after meals.
If you accidentally take too many tablets you must seek medical attention immediately. Show any left-over medicines or the empty packet to the doctor.
If you forget to take a dose do not double the dose next time. Just carry on taking the medicine as the doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you.
Like all medicines, Buccastem M Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following side effects, you should stop taking Buccastem M Tablets and contact your doctor immediately:
In elderly people with dementia, a small increase in the number of deaths has been reported for patients taking medicines of the same type as Buccastem M Tablets compared with those not taking these medicines.
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
Very rare: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
Unknown: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
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.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Keep the blisters in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
This medicinal product does not require any special temperature storage condition.
Do not use after the expiry date (EXP month/year) shown on the outer carton and blister.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Each tablet contains 3 mg of the active ingredient prochlorperazine maleate.
The other ingredients are: compressible sugar (sucrose), povidone K30, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, talc, magnesium stearate and riboflavin sodium phosphate.
The buccal tablet is pale yellow and has JI on one side and is plain on the other.
This product is available from pharmacists in packs of 8 tablets.
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This leaflet was last revised in March 2023.
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