- demeclocycline hydrochloride
POM: Prescription only medicine
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Demeclocycline Hydrochloride 150mg Capsules
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride 150mg Capsules
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules
3. How to take Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT ARE DEMECLOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULES AND WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules contain the active substance Demeclocycline Hydrochloride. This is an antibiotic (kills bacteria) belonging to the tetracycline group of antibiotics. It is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria.
Some of these infections are:
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE DEMECLOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULES
Do not take Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules if:
Speak to your doctor if any of these apply to you before you start taking this product.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules if you:
Other medicines and Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules:
Tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
If you need to go to the hospital for an operation whilst you are taking this product, tell your doctor that you are taking Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules.
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules with food and drink:
The capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and on an empty stomach.
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules will be less effective if taken at the same time as food, milk, dairy products or supplements containing iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium or aluminium (see instructions in Section 3, How to Take).
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 any medicine.
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules should not be taken during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Driving and using machines:
This medicine can cause headaches, dizziness and disturbances in vision and rarely, with hearing. If this happens to you, do not drive or operate machinery until these symptoms have gone away or until you have finished taking the capsules.
3. HOW TO TAKE DEMECLOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULES
Always take Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The following information is to give you an idea of the usual doses given to treat particular illnesses.
Different doses may be prescribed and if this applies to you, discuss it with your doctor.
You should complete the course of capsules as prescribed by your doctor.
For most infections: a total of 4 capsules every day are needed. These can be taken as 2 capsules in the morning and 2 in the evening, or as 1 capsule four times a day.
For pneumonia: 2 capsules are usually taken three times a day.
For the treatment of low sodium in the blood: The starting dose is between 6 and 8 capsules each day, divided equally over the day. After a while this dose is reduced to between 4 and 6 capsules each day.
If you take more capsules than you should:
If you accidentally take too many capsules, call your doctor straightaway, or go to the nearest hospital casualty department. Take any remaining capsules and this leaflet with you so that the medical staff know what you have taken.
If you forget to take capsules:
Take a dose as soon as you remember, and then carry on as before. However you should not take any more capsules than usual on one day to catch up for those missed on the previous day. Do not take two doses at the same time. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions although serious allergic reactions are rare. Any sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting your whole body) should be reported to a doctor immediately.
If you notice any of the following side effects, stop taking the medicine and talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
Most of the other side effects that may occur are mild and can include:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the MHRA yellow card scheme website: 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 DEMECLOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULES
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules Contain:
The active substance is 150mg of demeclocycline hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are: powdered cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica and a gelatin capsule shell coloured with red iron oxide (E172), yellow iron oxide (E172), erythrosine (E127), titanium dioxide (E171). Printing ink consists of shellac NF (E904), iron oxide black (E172), purified water, propylene glycol (E1520), dehydrated alcohol, strong ammonia solution, potassium hydroxide and isopropyl alcohol.
What Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules looks like and contents of the pack:
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules are hard shell capsules size 0, cap: dark red printed in black ‘FW’ body: peach printed in black ‘154’. Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules are available in containers of 20, 28 and 100 capsules, bottles of 100 capsules or blister pack of 20 capsules (not all pack sizes are marketed).
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This leaflet was last revised in November 2018.
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