NUELIN SA 175MG PROLONGED RELEASE TABLETS

Active substance: THEOPHYLLINE

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(leaflet continued)
Adults:
Nuelin SA 175 mg tablets: The usual dose is
one tablet taken twice a day.
If necessary this may be increased to two
tablets twice a day.
Nuelin SA 250 mg tablets: The usual dose is
one tablet taken twice a day.
If necessary this may be increased to two
tablets twice a day.
Children (aged 6-12 years):
Nuelin SA 175 mg tablets: The usual dose is
one tablet taken twice a day.
Nuelin SA 250 mg tablets: The usual dose is
half to one tablet taken twice a day.
Elderly:
Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you exactly
how much to take. The dose you take may be
lower than the usual adult dose.
While you are taking this medicine, your doctor
may ask you to have check-ups. These are to
make sure that your medicine is working
properly and that the dose you are taking is
right for you.
If you take more Nuelin SA than you should
Do not take more Nuelin SA than you should. If
you accidentally take too much, immediately
contact your doctor or nearest hospital casualty
department.
Taking too much Nuelin SA can have very
serious effects. You may feel or be sick, have
stomach pains, and vomit blood. Your heart
may beat faster or you may shake
uncontrollably. Severe cases of overdose may
cause you to have a fit, go into a coma, or die.
If you forget to take Nuelin SA
Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose. Take your next dose as
planned.
If you stop taking Nuelin SA
Do not stop taking Nuelin SA without first
talking to your doctor or pharmacist. If you
have any further questions about the use of
this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Nuelin SA can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
you notice your heart beating irregularly, or
abnormally fast or slow
you have a fit (convulsions)
you feel sick
you have cramps, or a burning sensation in
your stomach
you have a headache
you feel restless and have difficulty
sleeping (insomnia). you have been told
you have an overactive thyroid gland
you have a disease called acute porphyria
which may cause stomach pain, sickness,
diarrhoea, seizures or mental disorders
you are an alcoholic
you have a high fever, headache and chills
that came on suddenly (acute febrile
illness)
you smoke.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any of the following medicines. It is
very important that you do this, as your
doctor or pharmacist may have to alter the
dose of Nuelin SA that you take:
isoprenaline and another xanthine called
aminophylline which are used to treat
asthma or lung disease
drugs to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers
such as cimetidine or nizatidine
drugs to treat high blood pressure such as
beta-blockers, furosemide, diltiazem or
verapamil
drugs to treat an overactive thyroid gland
such as carbimazole
drugs to treat infections such as
erythromycin or other macrolide antibiotics,
ciprofloxacin or norfloxacin
drugs to treat fungal infections such as
fluconazole
drugs to treat a joint disease called gout
such as allopurinol or sulfinpyrazone
drugs to treat skin diseases
(corticosteroids)
oral contraceptives (i.e. `the pill’)
drugs to treat irregular heart beat such as
mexiletine or propafenone
drugs to treat depression such as
fluvoxamine
a vaccine for preventing flu
drugs used to treat alcoholism such as
disulfiram
interferon alfa, a drug used to treat several
cancers

drugs to treat tuberculosis such as isoniazid
or rifampicin
drugs to treat diseases of the small blood
vessels such as pentoxifylline
drugs to prevent and treat epileptic seizures
such as phenytoin, carbamazepine,
barbiturates or primidone
aminoglutethimide, a drug used to treat a
disease called Cushing’s Syndrome
St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), a
herbal remedy used to treat depression
ketamine, a drug used as an anaesthetic
doxapram, a drug used to stimulate
breathing in patients who struggle to
breathe for themselves.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
Taking with food and drink
Nuelin SA should always be taken after you
have eaten.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or trying to become
pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking Nuelin SA. You must not
breast-feed while taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Nuelin SA does not affect your ability to drive
or use machines.
Warnings about the ingredients in Nuelin
SA
If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, check
with your doctor or pharmacist before taking
this medicine.
Nuelin SA are prolonged release tablets. This
means they release the medicine slowly over a
long period of time. This reduces the chance of
you getting any side effects and makes any
side effects milder. 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.

5. How to store Nuelin SA
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Nuelin SA after the expiry date
which is stated on the label or carton. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 30°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Return any
medicine you no longer need to the
pharmacist.
If the tablets show any signs of deterioration or
discolouration, consult your pharmacist for
advice. If damaged please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
6. Further information
What Nuelin SA contains
Nuelin SA tablets are round, white tablets and
marked NLS 175 on one side and 3M on the
other.
Each prolonged release tablet contains an
active ingredient called theophylline which is
bronchodilator.
Also contains lactose, cellulose acetate
phthalate, magnesium stearate.
Each pack contains 60 tablets.
Nuelin SA tablets are manufactured by 3M
Health Care Limited, Loughborough,
Leicestershire LE11 1EP. Procured from
within the EU. Product Licence holder:
Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Lynstock
House, Lynstock Way, Lostock, Bolton BL6
4SA. Repackaged by Maxearn Ltd, Bolton BL6
4SA.
Nuelin SA Prolonged Release Tablets
PL 20774/1326
P
Leaflet revised: 27th March 2013
Nolin is a registered trademark of Mead AB

PP1/1326/V3

(leaflet continued overleaf)
1. What Nuelin SA is for
Nuelin SA belongs to a family of medicines
called bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are
used to treat, and relieve the symptoms of
diseases where the passages in your lungs are
blocked. Nuelin SA works by widening the air
passages in your lungs which allows you to
breathe more easily and feel less tight chested.
You may take Nuelin SA if you have asthma or
a chest disease such as chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) that makes you
wheeze, cough or become short of breath.
In this leaflet:
1. What Nuelin SA is for
2. Before you take Nuelin SA
3. How to take Nuelin SA
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nuelin SA
6. Further information
Your medicine is also available in the following
strength 250mg Prolonged Release Tablets.
The name of your medicine is Nuelin 175mg
Prolonged Release Tablets, but will be referred
to as Nuelin SA throughout the remainder of
the leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to take
this medicine carefully to get the best
results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve.
In this leaflet, Nuelin SA prolonged release
tablets will be called Nuelin SA.
Nuelin

TM

If you are unsure about how much of this
medicine you should take, ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice.
This medicine also contains lactose. If you
have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.
3. How to take Nuelin SA
Remember: Neulin SA should always be taken
after you have eaten. Nuelin SA tablets should
be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew the
tablets.
To get the correct dose, the 250 mg tablets
may have to be broken in half along the line
down the middle. Your doctor or pharmacist
will tell you how to do this.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Nuelin SA if:
you have an irregular, or abnormally fast or
slow heart beat
you have a stomach or intestinal ulcer
you suffer from epileptic seizures
you have lung disease
you have liver disease
you have very high blood pressure
2. Before you take Nuelin SA
Do not take Nuelin SA if:
you are allergic to theophylline or other
bronchodilators (such as xanthines), or any
of the other ingredients in Nuelin SA (see
Section 6)
you are under 6 years of age
you are a child and are taking medicines
containing ephedrine (e.g. children's cold
and cough medicines)
you have a disease called porphyria which
may cause skin problems, chest and
stomach pains, sickness and diarrhoea.
If any of the above applies to you talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.

SA 175mg Prolonged Release Tablets
(theophylline)

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

PP1/1326/V3

(leaflet continued)
Adults:
Nuelin SA 175 mg tablets: The usual dose is
one tablet taken twice a day.
If necessary this may be increased to two
tablets twice a day.
Nuelin SA 250 mg tablets: The usual dose is
one tablet taken twice a day.
If necessary this may be increased to two
tablets twice a day.
Children (aged 6-12 years):
Nuelin SA 175 mg tablets: The usual dose is
one tablet taken twice a day.
Nuelin SA 250 mg tablets: The usual dose is
half to one tablet taken twice a day.
Elderly:
Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you exactly
how much to take. The dose you take may be
lower than the usual adult dose.
While you are taking this medicine, your doctor
may ask you to have check-ups. These are to
make sure that your medicine is working
properly and that the dose you are taking is
right for you.
If you take more Nuelin SA than you should
Do not take more Nuelin SA than you should. If
you accidentally take too much, immediately
contact your doctor or nearest hospital casualty
department.
Taking too much Nuelin SA can have very
serious effects. You may feel or be sick, have
stomach pains, and vomit blood. Your heart
may beat faster or you may shake
uncontrollably. Severe cases of overdose may
cause you to have a fit, go into a coma, or die.
If you forget to take Nuelin SA
Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose. Take your next dose as
planned.
If you stop taking Nuelin SA
Do not stop taking Nuelin SA without first
talking to your doctor or pharmacist. If you
have any further questions about the use of
this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Nuelin SA can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
you notice your heart beating irregularly, or
abnormally fast or slow
you have a fit (convulsions)
you feel sick
you have cramps, or a burning sensation in
your stomach
you have a headache
you feel restless and have difficulty
sleeping (insomnia). you have been told
you have an overactive thyroid gland
you have a disease called acute porphyria
which may cause stomach pain, sickness,
diarrhoea, seizures or mental disorders
you are an alcoholic
you have a high fever, headache and chills
that came on suddenly (acute febrile
illness)
you smoke.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any of the following medicines. It is
very important that you do this, as your
doctor or pharmacist may have to alter the
dose of Nuelin SA that you take:
isoprenaline and another xanthine called
aminophylline which are used to treat
asthma or lung disease
drugs to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers
such as cimetidine or nizatidine
drugs to treat high blood pressure such as
beta-blockers, furosemide, diltiazem or
verapamil
drugs to treat an overactive thyroid gland
such as carbimazole
drugs to treat infections such as
erythromycin or other macrolide antibiotics,
ciprofloxacin or norfloxacin
drugs to treat fungal infections such as
fluconazole
drugs to treat a joint disease called gout
such as allopurinol or sulfinpyrazone
drugs to treat skin diseases
(corticosteroids)
oral contraceptives (i.e. `the pill’)
drugs to treat irregular heart beat such as
mexiletine or propafenone
drugs to treat depression such as
fluvoxamine
a vaccine for preventing flu
drugs used to treat alcoholism such as
disulfiram
interferon alfa, a drug used to treat several
cancers

drugs to treat tuberculosis such as isoniazid
or rifampicin
drugs to treat diseases of the small blood
vessels such as pentoxifylline
drugs to prevent and treat epileptic seizures
such as phenytoin, carbamazepine,
barbiturates or primidone
aminoglutethimide, a drug used to treat a
disease called Cushing’s Syndrome
St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), a
herbal remedy used to treat depression
ketamine, a drug used as an anaesthetic
doxapram, a drug used to stimulate
breathing in patients who struggle to
breathe for themselves.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
Taking with food and drink
Nuelin SA should always be taken after you
have eaten.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or trying to become
pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking Nuelin SA. You must not
breast-feed while taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Nuelin SA does not affect your ability to drive
or use machines.
Warnings about the ingredients in Nuelin
SA
If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, check
with your doctor or pharmacist before taking
this medicine.
Nuelin SA are prolonged release tablets. This
means they release the medicine slowly over a
long period of time. This reduces the chance of
you getting any side effects and makes any
side effects milder. 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.

5. How to store Nuelin SA
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Nuelin SA after the expiry date
which is stated on the label or carton. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 30°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Return any
medicine you no longer need to the
pharmacist.
If the tablets show any signs of deterioration or
discolouration, consult your pharmacist for
advice. If damaged please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
6. Further information
What Nuelin SA contains
Nuelin SA tablets are round, white tablets and
marked NLS 175 on one side and 3M on the
other.
Each prolonged release tablet contains an
active ingredient called theophylline which is
bronchodilator.
Also contains lactose, cellulose acetate
phthalate, magnesium stearate.
Each pack contains 60 tablets.
Nuelin SA tablets are manufactured by 3M
Health Care Limited, Loughborough,
Leicestershire LE11 1EP. Procured from
within the EU. Product Licence holder:
Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Lynstock
House, Lynstock Way, Lostock, Bolton BL6
4SA. Repackaged by Maxearn Ltd, Bolton BL6
4SA.
Nuelin SA Prolonged Release Tablets
PL 20774/1326
P
Leaflet revised: 27th March 2013
Nolin is a registered trademark of Mead AB

PP1/1326/V3

(leaflet continued overleaf)
1. What Nuelin SA is for
Nuelin SA belongs to a family of medicines
called bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are
used to treat, and relieve the symptoms of
diseases where the passages in your lungs are
blocked. Nuelin SA works by widening the air
passages in your lungs which allows you to
breathe more easily and feel less tight chested.
You may take Nuelin SA if you have asthma or
a chest disease such as chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) that makes you
wheeze, cough or become short of breath.
In this leaflet:
1. What Nuelin SA is for
2. Before you take Nuelin SA
3. How to take Nuelin SA
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nuelin SA
6. Further information
Your medicine is also available in the following
strength 250mg Prolonged Release Tablets.
The name of your medicine is Nuelin 175mg
Prolonged Release Tablets, but will be referred
to as Nuelin SA throughout the remainder of
the leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to take
this medicine carefully to get the best
results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve.
In this leaflet, Nuelin SA prolonged release
tablets will be called Nuelin SA.

If you are unsure about how much of this
medicine you should take, ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice.
This medicine also contains lactose. If you
have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.
3. How to take Nuelin SA
Remember: Neulin SA should always be taken
after you have eaten. Nuelin SA tablets should
be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew the
tablets.
To get the correct dose, the 250 mg tablets
may have to be broken in half along the line
down the middle. Your doctor or pharmacist
will tell you how to do this.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Nuelin SA if:
you have an irregular, or abnormally fast or
slow heart beat
you have a stomach or intestinal ulcer
you suffer from epileptic seizures
you have lung disease
you have liver disease
you have very high blood pressure
2. Before you take Nuelin SA
Do not take Nuelin SA if:
you are allergic to theophylline or other
bronchodilators (such as xanthines), or any
of the other ingredients in Nuelin SA (see
Section 6)
you are under 6 years of age
you are a child and are taking medicines
containing ephedrine (e.g. children's cold
and cough medicines)
you have a disease called porphyria which
may cause skin problems, chest and
stomach pains, sickness and diarrhoea.
If any of the above applies to you talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.

NuelinTM SA 175mg Prolonged Release Tablets
(theophylline)
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

PP1/1326/V3

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