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Eudemine 50mg Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet
Eudemine 50mg Tablets Diazoxide
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
In this leaflet:
1.What Eudemine is for
2.Before you take Eudemine
3.How to take Eudemine
4.Possible side effects
5.How to store Eudemine
1. What Eudemine is for
Eudemine belongs to a group of medicines called thiazides. These work by increasing levels of sugar in the blood.
Eudemine is used to treat a condition called ‘intractable hypoglycaemia’. This is when the sugar level in your blood has been very low for a long time. A low sugar level in the blood is caused by an increase in the amount of the hormone insulin, being produced by the pancreas.
It is important to take this medicine as very low blood sugar can result in unusual behaviour, (such as aggression), sweating, a fast pulse and can lead to a coma, which may occur quite suddenly.
2. Before you take Eudemine
Do not take Eudemine if:
If any of the above applies to you talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Check with your doctor before taking Eudemine if:
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Eudemine can increase the effect of these medicines:
Eudemine can cause high blood sugar levels with these medicines:
Eudemine can reduce the effect of this medicine:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Eudemine.
Your doctor will tell you if you need to take Eudemine.
If you take Eudemine for a long time whilst you are pregnant it may cause your newborn baby to lose its hair.
Do not take Eudemine if you are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Eudemine may cause you to feel faint, have difficulty moving, blurred vision and temporary cataracts. If any of these happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
Warnings about the ingredients in Eudemine
If you have been told by your doctor that you have intolerance to some sugars such as lactose or milk sugar, contact your doctor before taking Eudemine.
3. How to take Eudemine
Always take Eudemine exactly as your doctor has told you.
Your doctor will choose the dose that is right for you. Your dose will be shown clearly on the label that your pharmacist puts on your medicine. If it does not, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How much to take
Adults and children
People with Kidney problems
If you have kidney problems your doctor may choose a lower dose for you.
Children with leucine-sensitive hypoglycaemia
For children with a certain type of hypoglycaemia known as ‘leucine-sensitive hypoglycaemia’, the usual dose is between 15 and 20 mg per kilogram per day.
Adults with tumours of the pancreas
If you are an adult with tumours of the pancreas which produce large amounts of the hormone insulin you may require high doses of up to 1000 mg per day.
While you are taking this medicine, your doctor may ask you to have check-ups. These are to make sure that your medicine is working properly and that the dose you are taking is right for you.
If you take more Eudemine than you should
If you accidentally take too much, immediately go to the nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor.
Too much Eudemine can cause very high levels of sugar in your blood. This will be treated with other drugs to bring your blood sugar back to normal. Too much Eudemine may also cause your blood pressure to fall and again, you may be given other medicines to bring this back to normal.
If you forget to take Eudemine
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.
If you stop taking Eudemine
Do not stop taking Eudemine without first talking to your doctor.
If you have any further questions about the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Eudemine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Seek immediate medical help if you feel faint or dizzy, especially when you stand up.
Effects on your heart and circulation
Effects on the nervous system
Effects on liver or kidneys
Effects on stomach and bowels
Effects on the eyes and skin
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 Yellow Card Scheme on the MHRA website (www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Eudemine Tablets
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Eudemine after the expiry date on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Return any medicine you no longer need to your pharmacist.
6. Further information
What Eudemine contains
The active substance is diazoxide 50 mg.
The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch, pre-gelatinised magnesium stearate, purified water.
The tablet coating consists of sugar, gelatin coarse powder 200 bloom, purified water, carnauba wax (E903), beeswax, white (E901), polysorbate 20 (E432) and sorbic acid (E200).
What Eudemine looks like?
Eudemine tablets are white, sugar-coated tablets. Eudemine comes in plastic containers containing 100 tablets.
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This leaflet was last updated December 2017
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