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NAFTIDROFURYL CAPSULES BP 100MG

Active substance: NAFTIDROFURYL OXALATE

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Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules
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before you start taking this
medicine.
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for you. Do not pass it on to others.
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Do not take Naftidrofuryl capsules and
tell your doctor if you:

Index
1 What Naftidrofuryl capsules are

and what they are used for
2 Before you take
3 How to take
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store
6 Further information
1 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.
- gangrene.
- ulcers on the skin.
- painful, numb, cold or blue fingers
(Raynaud’s syndrome).
- blue hands and feet.
- disease of the arteries caused by diabetes.
• poor blood supply to the brain causing
confusion or forgetfulness in the elderly.

• are allergic (hypersensitive) to naftidrofuryl
oxalate, to soya lecithin or any of the other
ingredients (see section 6).
• have a history of excessive amounts of oxalic
acid (oxalates) in the urine or recurrent
calcium stones such as kidney stones.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Naftidrofuryl capsules if
you:
• have kidney or liver disorders.

Taking 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.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant or are breast-feeding, 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.

Important information about some of
the ingredients of Naftidrofuryl

Naftidrofuryl capsules contain soya oil.
If you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use
this medicinal product.

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148x210 Leaflet Reel Fed Profile (BST)
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Naftidrofuryl 100mg 84 Capsules PIL - UK
item no: AAAG8764

dimensions: 148 x 210 Reel fed

print proof no: 2

pharmacode:

origination date: 21.05.14

min pt size: 8.5pts

JDE No.:

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originated by: S.Anson
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Naftidrofuryl Tablets
100mg x 84’s (UK)

revision date: 28.05.14

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revised by: S.Anson

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Technologist: R.Wrey
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3 How to take

Always take Naftidrofuryl capsules exactly as your
doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with
your doctor or pharmacist.
Swallow the capsules with a glass of water, with
or after food. It is important to drink plenty of
water while you are taking this medicine.
Doses
Adults and Elderly:
Poor blood supply – one or two capsules three
times a day for at least three months.
Patients with kidney disorders may be prescribed a
lower dose.
Poor blood supply to the brain – one capsule three
times a day for at least three months.

If you take more than you should

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.

If you forget to take the capsules

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.

4 Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Naftidrofuryl capsules can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following
side effects or notice any other effects not listed:
• Nervous system: dizziness, headache, agitation,
sleep disturbances
• Stomach and intestines: feeling sick, stomach
pains, diarrhoea
• Liver: hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), liver
failure
• Skin: rashes
• Kidney: kidney stones

5 How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place. Protect from light.
Do not use Naftidrofuryl capsules after the expiry
date stated on the label/carton/bottle. 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
required. These measures will help to protect the
environment.

6 Further information
What Naftidrofuryl capsules contain

• 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: IMS 74OP, shellac
(E904), iron oxide black (E172), N-Butyl alcohol,
soya lecithin MC thin (E322), antifoam DC 1510.

What Naftidrofuryl capsules look like and
contents of the pack
Naftidrofuryl are pink, hard gelatin capsules.
Pack sizes are 84 capsules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer:
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.
Date of revision: May 2014

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.
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AAAG8764 50767584

Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

148x210 Leaflet Reel Fed Profile (BST)
colours/plates:
1. Black

Naftidrofuryl 100mg 84 Capsules PIL - UK
item no: AAAG8764

dimensions: 148 x 210 Reel fed

print proof no: 2

pharmacode:

origination date: 21.05.14

min pt size: 8.5pts

JDE No.:

2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

originated by: S.Anson
approved for print/date

Naftidrofuryl Tablets
100mg x 84’s (UK)

revision date: 28.05.14

Technical Approval

revised by: S.Anson

date sent: n/a

supplier: Actavis UK

technically app. date:

Non Printing Colours
1.
2.
3.

50767584

Dimensions: 148x210 (Reel Fed)
Component: Leaflet for Blisters
Pharmacode: 4380
Date Sent:
23/12/13
Technologist: R.Wrey
Technically Approved
Actavis BST - Packing Technical
BSTCutterGuideReq@actavis.com

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