METATONE

Active substance: THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Metatone
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you. This
medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Metatone
carefully to get the best results from it.


Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.



You should talk to a doctor if taking Metatone does not improve your health.




Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

If you notice any side effects please discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

1. What Metatone is and what it is used for.
2. Before you take or give Metatone.
3. How to take or give Metatone.
4. Possible side effects.
5. Storing Metatone.

6. Further information.

1. What Metatone is and what it is used for

Metatone is a tonic containing vitamins and minerals used to help restore health and vitality after illnesses,
such as a colds and flu, or when you are feeling tired and run down.

2. Before you take or give Metatone
Do not use this medicine:



if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of Metatone
for a child who is less than 6 years old.

Taking other medicines

Metatone is not known to interfere with other medicines.

Pregnancy and breast feeding

Talk to your doctor before taking Metatone if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Metatone (see section 6 for
full list of ingredients)
This product contains amaranth (E123) which may cause an allergic reaction. If this happens, stop taking
the medicine and get medical help straight away.
This product contains glucose and sucrose. It may be harmful to your teeth.
If you have been told by your doctor that you or your child has an intolerance to some sugars, consult your
doctor before using Metatone.
This product contains approximately 10% ethanol (alcohol). Each 5ml spoonful contains 420mg ethanol,
equivalent to 10ml beer or 4ml wine per dose. This may be harmful to those suffering from alcoholism. This
should also be taken into account in pregnant or breastfeeding women, and high risk groups such as
patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
This product contains 16.4 mg sodium per 5 ml dose. This should be taken into consideration by patients on
a controlled sodium diet.

3. How to take Metatone

Adults, children over 12 years and elderly people: Take before meals. One or two 5 ml spoonfuls two or
three times a day. Do not take more than 30 ml Metatone each day.
Children over 6 years old: Take before meals. One 5 ml spoonful two or three times a day. Do not take more
than 15 ml Metatone each day.
Do not give to children under 6 years, except on the advice of your doctor.
Dilute if required. When diluted with water use within 14 days.
If you miss a dose:
Take or give one as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for the next dose. Do not take or give an
extra dose to make up for the one missed.
If you use too much:
Tell your doctor straight away if you or your child drink too much of this medicine.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

Difficulty swallowing or breathing

Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat

Skin rash
The above symptoms may mean you are having a severe allergic reaction to this medicine.
Stop taking the medicine if you experience any of the following:

Abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation (frequency unknown)
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.

5. Storing Metatone

Store below 25°C. Keep the bottle upright in its original carton. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Metatone after the date (month and year) printed after "EXP" on the box. If the expiry date has
passed, take the product back to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Do not use if the bottle cap seal is
broken or damaged when you buy it.

6. Further information

Metatone is a clear red liquid in a 300 or 500 ml bottle.
Active substances:
Each 5 ml dose contains thiamine hydrochloride (Vitamin B1) 500 micrograms, calcium glycerophosphate
45.6 mg, potassium glycerophosphate 45.6 mg, sodium glycerophosphate 22.8 mg and manganese
glycerophosphate NFX 697 micrograms.
Other ingredients:
Sucrose, phosphoric acid, glucose syrup, sodium citrate, ethanol, amaranth (E123), caramel (E150), mixed
oils (composed of Bitter Orange Oil, Orange Oil, Nutmeg Oil, Clove Oil, Cassia Oil, Anethole and Caraway
Oil) and water.

Marketing Authorisation holder

Omega Pharma Ltd., 1st Floor, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA.
Send all enquiries to this address.

Manufacturer

Pharmaserve (North West) Ltd., 9 Arkwright Road, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1NU
or Bell Sons & Co (Druggists) Ltd., Gifford House, Slaidburn Crescent, Southport, Merseyside PR9 9AL.
Metatone is a trade mark.
LE1809

C73-0231 Ver.C
Revision date: April 2014
F304745

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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