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Elderly patients and patients with kidney problems
Your doctor may decide to lower your dose of Celectol if necessary.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Celectol® 200mg tablets

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.
Stopping treatment
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:
You get swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips or throat which may cause difficulty in
swallowing or breathing. You could also notice an itchy, lumpy rash (hives) or nettle rash
(urticaria).
This may mean you are having an allergic reaction to Celectol
You get flu-like symptoms, swollen or painful joints, and increased sensitivity to sunlight, hair loss,
abdominal pain, anaemia. This may mean you have a condition called Systemic Lupus
Erythematosus (SLE). These symptoms usually go away after Celectol has been stopped.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:
Pain in your chest and feeling weak or dizzy. These could be signs of a heart problem
Slow heart rate or very fast, uneven or forceful heart beat (palpitations)
Feeling dizzy or weak. These could be signs of low blood pressure.
Stomach pain and diarrhoea
Difficulty sleeping (insomnia), drowsiness or nightmares
Feeling that you are losing touch with reality, or are unable to think or judge things clearly. You
may also feel more aggressive than usual. These could be signs of a serious mental health
problem (psychoses)
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:
Seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations), confusion
Problems with your eyesight such as blurred vision
Dryness or redness of the eye
Changes in behaviour, depression
Hot flushes
Skin rashes
Shakiness (tremor)
Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia). You may feel a sense of nervousness, shaky or sweaty.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects gets serious or last longer
than a few days:
Feeling dizzy, tired or light-headed
Headache
A cold or numb feeling in your fingers or toes (Raynaud’s disease or syndrome)
Unusual skin sensations such as numbness, tingling, pricking, burning or creeping on the skin
Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)
Breathing problems such as asthma
Difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection, or in ejaculating (impotence)
Lack of interest in sexual activities (libido)
Blood tests
The results of some blood tests may show higher levels of liver enzymes than normal.
Blood tests may also show abnormal levels of glucose in the blood.
If any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days or if you notice any side effects
not listed in the leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
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.

(celiprolol hydrochloride)
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 further questions, ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it onto others. It may harm them, even if
their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Celectol 200mg tablets but will be referred to as Celectol throughout
this leaflet. Please note that the leaflet also contains information about another strength Celectol
400mg tablets.
In this leaflet:
1. What Celectol is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Celectol
3. How to take Celectol
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4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Celectol
6. Further information

WHAT CELECTOL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

What Celectol is
It 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.
Celectol can be used to
It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
2

BEFORE YOU TAKE CELECTOL

Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to celiprolol or any of the other ingredients in Celectol (see
Section 6: ‘Further information’).
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your
lips, face, throat or tongue.
You have or have had asthma or wheezing
You have a very slow heart beat (bradycardia)
You have heart problems – where you have difficulty breathing and swollen ankles
You have kidney problems
You have a tumour of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma) and your high blood pressure has
not yet been treated with a type of medicine known as an alpha-blocker, such as doxazosin or
terazosin
You have low blood pressure (hypotension)
You have abnormal levels of acid in your blood (metabolic acidosis)
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.
Take special care and check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celectol if:
You have any heart problems
You have breathing problems due to long-term lung problems (called bronchitis or emphysema)
You have diabetes
You have liver problems
You have a tumour of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma) and your high blood pressure is
not yet controlled by a type of medicine known as an alpha-blocker, such as doxazosin or
terazosin
You have an overactive thyroid gland, as celiprolol can hide some symptoms associated with this
condition
You have a history of severe allergies, including anaphylactic reactions
You have ever suffered from psoriasis
You suffer from a type of chest pain called Prinzmetal’s angina.
You suffer from very poor circulation (such as Raynaud's disease). Symptoms include fingers and
toes changing colour when cold and tingling or painful on warming up
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Celectol. Do this even if they applied only in the past.

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).
Taking Celectol with other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because
Celectol can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the
way Celectol works.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
Insulin or tablets to treat diabetes
Medicines, including some cough or cold medicines, containing, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or
adrenaline
Medicines used for mental problems (anti-psychotic medicines) – such as chlorpromazine or
other phenothiazines
Medicines used for asthma (such as theophylline)
Medicines for chest pain (angina) – such as verapamil, nifedipine and diltiazem
Medicines used for heart problems – such as lidocaine (also used as a local anaesthetic)
amiodarone, digitalis, diltiazem, disopyramide, nifedipine, quinidine and verapamil (also used for
severe allergies)
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) – used to relieve pain such as ibuprofen and
indometacin
Medicines used to lower blood pressure – such as chlorthalidone, hydrochlorothiazide and
clonidine
Medicines used for the prevention of malaria such as mefloquine
Medicines to treat depression called MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have taken them
in the last 2 weeks. MAOIs are medicines such as meclobemide, phenelzine or tranylcypromine
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celectol.
Taking 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, might become pregnant, or think
you may be pregnant.
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 breastfeeding.
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
Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water
Take the tablets preferably first thing in the morning, 30 minutes before food, or 2 hours after a
meal
Take your medicine at the same time each day preferably first thing in the morning.
How much to take
Adults
The usual starting dose is 200mg once daily
The maximum dose is 400mg once daily.
Children
Celectol should not be given to children.

5. HOW TO STORE CELECTOL
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not take your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister label after
‘Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
If your tablets become discoloured or show any signs of deterioration, seek the advice of your
pharmacist.
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. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Celectol contains
The active ingredient in Celectol is celiprolol hydrochloride.
Each tablet contains 200mg celiprolol hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are croscarmellose sodium, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium
stearate.
Tablet coating: hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide E171
What Celectol looks like and the contents of the pack
Celectol are white, film coated, biconvex heart shaped tablets, engraved with the celectol logo on one
face and with 200 and a break line on the other side.
Celectol is supplied in blister packs of 28 film-coated tablets.
Manufactured by Sanofi Winthrop Industrie, 56 route de Choisy au Bac, 60205 Compiegne, France.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence holder: B&S Healthcare,
Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.
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Celectol 200mg tablets; PL 18799/2905
Leaflet date: 27.04.2016

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Elderly patients and patients with kidney problems
Your doctor may decide to lower your dose of Celiprolol if necessary.

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If you take more Celiprolol 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 Celiprolol
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.
Stopping treatment
Keep taking your medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking Celiprolol just
because you feel better. If you stop taking Celiprolol, your illness may get worse. When your doctor
says that you can stop taking Celiprolol, 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

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INFORMATION
LEAFLET

Celiprolol hydrochloride 200mg tablets

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 further questions, ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it onto others. It may harm them, even if
their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Celiprolol hydrochloride 200mg tablets but will be referred to as
Celiprolol throughout this leaflet. Please note that the leaflet also contains information about another
strength Celiprolol 400mg tablets.
In this leaflet:
1. What Celiprolol is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Celiprolol
3. How to take Celiprolol

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Celiprolol
6. Further information

Like all medicines Celiprolol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Celiprolol and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
You get swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips or throat which may cause difficulty in
swallowing or breathing. You could also notice an itchy, lumpy rash (hives) or nettle rash
(urticaria).
This may mean you are having an allergic reaction to Celiprolol
You get flu-like symptoms, swollen or painful joints, and increased sensitivity to sunlight, hair loss,
abdominal pain, anaemia. This may mean you have a condition called Systemic Lupus
Erythematosus (SLE). These symptoms usually go away after Celiprolol has been stopped.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:
Pain in your chest and feeling weak or dizzy. These could be signs of a heart problem
Slow heart rate or very fast, uneven or forceful heart beat (palpitations)
Feeling dizzy or weak. These could be signs of low blood pressure.
Stomach pain and diarrhoea
Difficulty sleeping (insomnia), drowsiness or nightmares
Feeling that you are losing touch with reality, or are unable to think or judge things clearly. You
may also feel more aggressive than usual. These could be signs of a serious mental health
problem (psychoses)
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:
Seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations), confusion
Problems with your eyesight such as blurred vision
Dryness or redness of the eye
Changes in behaviour, depression
Hot flushes
Skin rashes
Shakiness (tremor)
Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia). You may feel a sense of nervousness, shaky or sweaty.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects gets serious or last longer
than a few days:
Feeling dizzy, tired or light-headed
Headache
A cold or numb feeling in your fingers or toes (Raynaud’s disease or syndrome)
Unusual skin sensations such as numbness, tingling, pricking, burning or creeping on the skin
Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)
Breathing problems such as asthma
Difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection, or in ejaculating (impotence)
Lack of interest in sexual activities (libido)
Blood tests
The results of some blood tests may show higher levels of liver enzymes than normal.
Blood tests may also show abnormal levels of glucose in the blood.
If any of the side effects gets serious or lasts longer than a few days or if you notice any side effects
not listed in the leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
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.

1

WHAT CELIPROLOL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

What Celiprolol is
It contains a medicine called celiprolol hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called
beta-blockers.
How Celiprolol works
It works by slowing your heart rate or lowering your blood pressure.
Celiprolol can be used to
It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
2

BEFORE YOU TAKE CELIPROLOL

Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to celiprolol or any of the other ingredients in this Celiprolol (see
Section 6: ‘Further Information’).
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your
lips, face, throat or tongue.
You have or have had asthma or wheezing
You have a very slow heart beat (bradycardia)
You have heart problems – where you have difficulty breathing and swollen ankles
You have kidney problems
You have a tumour of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma) and your high blood pressure has
not yet been treated with a type of medicine known as an alpha-blocker, such as doxazosin or
terazosin
You have low blood pressure (hypotension)
You have abnormal levels of acid in your blood (metabolic acidosis)
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 Celiprolol.
Take special care and check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celiprolol if:
You have any heart problems
You have breathing problems due to long-term lung problems (called bronchitis or emphysema)
You have diabetes
You have liver problems
You have a tumour of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma) and your high blood pressure is
not yet controlled by a type of medicine known as an alpha-blocker, such as doxazosin or
terazosin
You have an overactive thyroid gland, as Celiprolol can hide some symptoms associated with this
condition
You have a history of severe allergies, including anaphylactic reactions
You have ever suffered from psoriasis
You suffer from a type of chest pain called Prinzmetal’s angina.
You suffer from very poor circulation (such as Raynaud's disease). Symptoms include fingers and
toes changing colour when cold and tingling or painful on warming up
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Celiprolol. Do this even if they applied only in the past.

Operations or anaesthetics
Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking Celiprolol if you are going to have an anaesthetic or an
operation (including dental surgery).
Taking Celiprolol with other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because
Celiprolol can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the
way Celiprolol works.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
Insulin or tablets to treat diabetes
Medicines, including some cough or cold medicines, containing, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or
adrenaline
Medicines used for mental problems (anti-psychotic medicines) – such as chlorpromazine or
other phenothiazines
Medicines used for asthma (such as theophylline)
Medicines for chest pain (angina) – such as verapamil, nifedipine and diltiazem
Medicines used for heart problems – such as lidocaine (also used as a local anaesthetic)
amiodarone, digitalis, diltiazem, disopyramide, nifedipine, quinidine and verapamil (also used for
severe allergies)
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) – used to relieve pain such as ibuprofen and
indometacin
Medicines used to lower blood pressure – such as chlorthalidone, hydrochlorothiazide and
clonidine
Medicines used for the prevention of malaria such as mefloquine
Medicines to treat depression called MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have taken them
in the last 2 weeks. MAOIs are medicines such as meclobemide, phenelzine or tranylcypromine

5. HOW TO STORE CELIPROLOL
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not take your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister label after
‘Exp’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
If your tablets become discoloured or show any signs of deterioration, seek the advice of your
pharmacist.
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. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Celiprolol contains
The active ingredient in Celiprolol is celiprolol hydrochloride.
Each tablet contains 200mg celiprolol hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are croscarmellose sodium, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium
stearate.
Tablet coating: hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide E171
What Celiprolol looks like and the contents of the pack
Celiprolol are white, film coated, biconvex heart shaped tablets, engraved with the celectol logo on
one face and with 200 and a break line on the other side.
Celiprolol is supplied in blister packs of 28 film-coated tablets.

If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celiprolol.

Manufactured by Sanofi Winthrop Industrie, 56 route de Choisy au Bac, 60205 Compiegne, France.

Taking Celiprolol with food and drink
Celiprolol should be taken preferably first thing in the morning, 30 minutes before food or two
hours after a meal.

Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product Licence holder: B&S Healthcare,
Unit 4, Bradfield Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0NU, UK.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think
you may be pregnant.
If your doctor cannot find a safer alternative you may be given Celiprolol. If you take Celiprolol 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 Celiprolol. 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 breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
You may feel tired or dizzy whilst taking Celiprolol. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or
machines.
Drug Tests in sport
Celiprolol may give a positive result if you have a blood or urine test to check for the presence of
drugs.
3

HOW TO TAKE CELIPROLOL

Always take Celiprolol exactly as your doctor has told you. The dose of Celiprolol will depend on your
needs and the illness being treated. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Celiprolol.
Taking this medicine
Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water
Take the tablets preferably first thing in the morning, 30 minutes before food, or 2 hours after a
meal
Take your medicine at the same time each day preferably first thing in the morning.
How much to take
Adults
The usual starting dose is 200mg once daily
The maximum dose is 400mg once daily.
Children
Celiprolol should not be given to children.

Celiprolol 200mg tablets; PL 18799/2905
Leaflet date: 27.04.2016

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