The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.
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Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information leaflet. The original may contain images or tables and can be viewed in PDF format using the link above. This PIL may be available from the RNIB in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information please call the RNIB Medicine Leaflet line on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is/are: PL 30306/0066, PL 30306/0066.
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Important information about Cymalon
Do not take
Talk to your doctor
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes other information which might be especially important for you.
1. What the medicine is for
Cymalon sachets contain granules to dissolve in water. They treat the symptoms of cystitis in women. Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder which may be caused by an infection. This causes stinging and burning pain when you pass water. The ingredients in Cymalon make the urine lass acid and help reduce the stinging and burning sensation.
2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you have
Talk to your doctor if you have
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Cymalon should not be used in pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to do so.
Important information about some of the ingredients
3. How to use this medicine
Take this medicine by mouth
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
Men and Children
Do not give to men or children unless your doctor tells you to.
If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many sachets, see a doctor straight away. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Cymalon can have side effects, although these don’t affect everyone.
If you notice these or any other side effect not included above, stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.
5. Storing this medicine
6. Further information
What is in this medicine
The active ingredients per sachet are: sodium citrate 2.82g, citric acid (anhydrous) 1.06g, sodium bicarbonate 1.20g, sodium carbonate. 0.13g. (sodium equivalent 1g/sachet).
The other ingredients are: caster sugar, sodium saccharin, lemon flavour natural.
What the medicine looks like
Cymalon sachets contain white to yellow granules which disperse in water to produce a sparkling lemon flavoured solution.
They are supplied in packs of 6 sachets.
Marketing authorisation holder
This leaflet was last revised in November 2011.
Cymalon is a trade mark of Actavis Group PTC ehf.
Cystitis and how it is caused
Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder lining. Although there are several possible causes of cystitis the main ones are bacterial infection and bruising during sexual intercourse. To help prevent a further attack, you should:
How do I know if I have cystitis?
The two most common symptoms are a burning sensation when you pass water, and a need to go to the toilet very frequently, even though you may have very little urine to pass. Other symptoms to look out for are darker urine than normal, possibly streaked with blood, a sick feeling and a general pain in your lower abdomen.
Other ways to help relieve the symptoms of cystitis