- celiprolol hydrochloride
POM: Prescription only medicine
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Celectol 200mg & 400mg Tablets
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
CELECTOL 200 AND 400 TABLETS
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 Celectol is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Celectol
3. How to take Celectol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Celectol
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT CELECTOL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
What Celectol is
The name of your medicine is Celectol 200 or 400 Tablets (called Celectol throughout this leaflet). Celectol contains a medicine called celiprolol hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
How Celectol works
It works by slowing your heart rate or lowering your blood pressure.
What Celectol is used for
It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE CELECTOL
Do not take Celectol if:
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celectol.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celectol if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celectol.
Operations or anaesthetics
Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking Celectol if you are going to have an anaesthetic or an operation (including dental surgery).
Other medicines and Celectol
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Celectol can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way Celectol works.
In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celectol.
Celectol with food and drink
Celectol should be taken preferably first thing in the morning, 30 minutes before food or two hours after a meal.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby.
If your doctor cannot find a safer alternative you may be given Celectol. If you take Celectol during pregnancy, particularly in the last 3 months, you should tell your midwife. This is because your baby may be affected when it is born. Any effects usually begin on the first day after birth and can include lower than normal levels of glucose in the blood (hypoglycaemia), slow heart beat, heart failure or having trouble breathing. If your baby has any of these side effects when it is born and you are worried, tell your doctor or midwife.
You should not breast-feed if you are taking Celectol. This is because small amounts may pass into the mothers milk. If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
You may feel tired or dizzy whilst taking Celectol. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Drug tests in sport
Celectol may give a positive result if you have a blood or urine test to check for the presence of drugs.
3. HOW TO TAKE CELECTOL
Always take Celectol exactly as your doctor has told you. The dose of Celectol will depend on your needs and the illness being treated. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celectol.
Taking this medicine
How much to take
Celectol should not be given to children.
Elderly patients and patients with kidney problems
Your doctor may decide to lower your dose of Celectol if necessary.
If you take more Celectol than you should
Tell your doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Remember to take with you any tablets that are left and the pack. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken.
The following effects may happen: feeling dizzy or weak, difficulty breathing or wheezing.
If you forget to take Celectol
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Celectol
Keep taking your medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking Celectol just because you feel better. If you stop taking Celectol, your illness may get worse. When your doctor says that you can stop taking Celectol, you need to do this gradually. Your doctor will help you do this.
If you have any further questions about this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Celectol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Celectol and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
Tell your 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 last longer than a few days:
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 on 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 CELECTOL
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Celectol contains
Each tablet contains 200mg or 400mg of celiprolol hydrochloride as the active substance.
Each tablet also contains mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate.
200mg tablet: Opadry Y-1-7000 (white) which contains E464, E171 and polyethylene glycol
400mg tablet: Opadry YS-1-7006 (clear) which contains E464 and polyethylene glycol
What Celectol looks like and the contents of the pack
Celectol 200 Tablets are white, biconvex, heart shaped and engraved with the logo on one side, and 200 and a breakline on the other.
Celectol 400 Tablets are white, biconvex, heart shaped and engraved with the logo on one side, and 400 on the other.
Celectol tablets are supplied in blister packs of 28 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Date of last revision of leaflet: July 2019
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