Naftidrofuryl Capsules Bp 100mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, 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, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet 0 What Naftidrofuryl capsules are and what they are used for
|2 What you need to know before you take Naftidrofuryl capsules 0 How to take Naftidrofuryl capsules 0 Possible side effects 0 How to store Naftidrofuryl capsules
0 Contents of the pack and other information
0 What Naftidrofuryl capsules are and what they are used for
Naftidrofuryl capsules belong to a group of medicines called vasodilators. This medicine helps improve blood flow in the body. Naftidrofuryl capsules are used to treat:
• poor blood supply, causing:
- cramps, usually in the calf and leg muscles, during walking or exercise or in the legs at night.
- pains whilst resting, usually in the feet.
- ulcers on the skin.
- painful, numb, cold or blue fingers (Raynaud's syndrome).
- blue hands and feet.
- disease of the arteries caused by diabetes.
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0 What you need to know before you take Naftidrofuryl capsules Do not take Naftidrofuryl capsules if you:
• are allergic to naftidrofuryl oxalate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
• have a history of excessive amounts of oxalic acid (oxalates) in the urine or recurrent calcium stones such as kidney stones.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Naftidrofuryl capsules if you: |
• have kidney or liver disorders.
Other medicines and Naftidrofuryl capsules
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may become pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Naftidrofuryl capsules may cause dizziness.
Make sure you are not affected before driving or operating machinery.
0 How to take Naftidrofuryl capsules
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and Elderly:
Poor blood supply: The recommended dose is one or two capsules three times a day for at least three months.
Patients with kidney disorders may be prescribed a lower dose.
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Swallow the capsules with a glass of water, with or after food, do not chew them. It is important to drink plenty of water while you are taking this medicine.
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of capsules at the same time, or you think a child may have swallowed any, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately. Signs of an overdose include changes in heart rhythm and fits.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the right time.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. Do not stop taking Naftidrofuryl capsules unless your doctor tells you to, even if you feel better.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following side effects with Naftidrofuryl capsules, STOP taking the capsules, contact your doctor immediately and consider attending hospital casualty: A severe allergic reaction, such as itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, mouth, or throat, which may cause shortness of breath, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects or notice any other effects not listed:
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
Diarrhoea, feeling or being sick, stomach pain, skin rash
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), liver failure, dizziness, headache, agitation and sleep disturbances, inflammation in the throat when capsule not taken with sufficient amount of liquid.
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place. Protect from light.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
• The active substance (the ingredient that makes the capsule work) is naftidrofuryl oxalate. Each capsule contains 100mg of the active ingredient.
• The capsule contains: maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose (E460), sodium starch glycollate, colloidal silica, stearic acid, magnesium stearate.
• The capsule shell contains: erythrosine (E127), titanium dioxide (E171), gelatin.
• The printing ink contains: Shellac (E904), propylene glycol (E1520), iron oxide black (E172) and potassium hydroxide (E525).
Naftidrofuryl are pink, hard gelatin capsules.
Pack sizes are 84 capsules.
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.
Date of revision:
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK