SELEXID TABLETS

Active substance: PIVMECILLINAM HYDROCHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
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Selexid Tablets
Pivmecillinam hydrochloride

Please 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 any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
• In this leaflet Selexid® Tablets will be called Selexid®.
In this leaflet:
1. What Selexid® is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Selexid®
3. How to take Selexid®
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Selexid®
6. Further information

1. WHAT SELEXID® IS AND WHAT IT
IS USED FOR
Selexid® belongs to a group of medicines
called penicillins. It is a type of antibiotic.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking, or have recently taken any other
medicines. This includes any medicines
which you have bought without a prescription.
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking any of the following
medicines:
• Methotrexate: for arthritis or psoriasis.
You may need to take a different dose of
methotrexate.

Selexid® works by killing germs (bacteria)
that cause infections.

• Probenecid: for gout. This may increase
the effect of Selexid®.

If the infection is not treated germs can
continue to grow in your body. The
infection will make you feel very unwell,
and could even be life-threatening.

• Valproic acid or valproate: for epilepsy.

Selexid® is used to treat:
• Infections of the bladder or tubes leading
from the kidneys (urinary tract infections).
• Infections caused by a bacteria called
Salmonella (salmonellosis).

Taking Selexid® with food and drink
Tablets must be swallowed whole during or
immediately after a meal with at least half a
glass of water, while sitting or standing.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE SELEXID®
Do not take Selexid®
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
pivmecillinam or any of the other ingredients
in your medicine. You can find a list of
these ingredients in section 6 of this leaflet.
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to other
antibiotics. Such antibiotics include
penicillin or cephalosporins.
• If you know that your food pipe has become
narrow.
• If you know that you have any blockages
in your digestive system.
• If you know you have any condition that
may reduce the amount of a substance
called carnitine in your body. Such conditions
include primary carnitine deficiency or
kidney dialysis.
Do not give this medicine to a baby under
three months old.
Take special care with Selexid®
Before you take Selexid® tell your doctor:
• If you have problems with your kidneys.
• If you know that you have a condition
called porphyria.
• If you are taking other medicines used to
treat epilepsy, called valproic acid or
valproate.
• If you are taking another antibiotic called
pivampicillin.
• If you have recently taken a course of
Selexid®.
• If you have been taking Selexid® for a long
time already.
If you take Selexid® for a long time your
doctor may take regular blood tests. This is
to check if your kidneys and liver are
working properly.

• Any other antibiotic: for treating an infection.
This may increase the effect of Selexid®.

It is important to take your medicine with
plenty of liquid. This will stop you getting
mouth ulcers or ulcers in your food pipe.
Please read section 4 of this leaflet so you
can spot any signs this may be happening
to you.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking Selexid®:
• If you are pregnant, or think you are
pregnant.
• If you are breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor if you become pregnant
while taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Usually your medicine may have very little
effect on your ability to drive or use
machines. Check with your doctor if you
feel any side effect that may stop you from
driving or using machines.

3. HOW TO TAKE SELEXID®
Always use Selexid® exactly as your doctor
has told you. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much Selexid® to take
Your doctor will tell you how many tablets
to take, or give to your child. Your doctor
will tell you how many times each day to
take your medicine.
You should take the medicine at equally
spaced times in the day.
Remember to always swallow the tablets
whole during or immediately after a meal
and with at least half a glass of water, while
sitting or standing.
It is very important to take all the medicine
your doctor has told you to take.

Urinary Tract Infections:
Adults and children weighing
more than 40 kg:
• Acute infection:
The usual starting dose is 2 tablets taken
immediately. Then take one tablet every
8 hours. Continue until you have taken all
10 tablets in the pack.
• Repeated infection:
The usual dose is 6-8 tablets each day.
Take two tablets 3 or 4 times each day.
For other type of infections or for children
weighing less than 40 kg:
Your doctor will prescribe the right dose for
you.
If you take more Selexid® than you should
Tell your doctor straight away. You may
need to stop taking this medicine.
You may be sick, or feel sick, or get an upset
stomach.
If you forget to take Selexid®
If you forget to take your medicine, take it
as soon as you remember. If you can, take it
during or immediately after a meal, but
always take it with half a glass of water,
while sitting or standing. Then take the next
dose at the usual time.
If you stop taking Selexid®
It is very important to take all the medicine
that your doctor has told you to take. You
must finish this medicine even if you feel
better. You must do this because otherwise
you may feel ill again.
If you have any further questions about
taking this medicine, please ask your doctor
or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Selexid® can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Important side effects to look out for:
You must get urgent medical help if you
have any of the following symptoms. You
may be having an allergic reaction:
• You have difficulty breathing.
• Your face or throat swell.
• Your skin develops a severe rash or areas
of sudden swelling.
Other possible side effects:
Digestive problems:
Common side effects (probably affect less
than 1 in 10 people)
• Being sick (vomiting).
• Feeling sick (nausea).
• Indigestion.
• Stomach pain.
• Diarrhoea. This may be because your
bowel is inflamed (colitis).
• Trouble chewing or swallowing your food.
This may be due to mouth ulcers, ulcers
in your food pipe or inflammation of your
food pipe, from taking the tablets with
insufficient fluids.
Side effects where the number of people
affected is not known:
• Inflamed bowel. This may be due to
taking this medicine.
Skin problems:
Uncommon side effects (probably affect
less than 1 in 100 people)
• Rash.

Blood problems:
Side effects where the number of people
affected is not known:
• Bruising or bleeding more easily.
• Getting a fever or infections more often.
Changes to certain cells found in your
blood may cause these symptoms.
Nervous system problems:
Uncommon side effects (probably affect
less than 1 in 100 people)
• Headache
• Dizziness
• Light-headedness
General problems:
Uncommon side effects (probably affect
less than 1 in 100 people)
• Tiredness or lack of energy
Other problems:
Side effects where the number of people
affected is not known:
• Muscle weakness or muscle loss.
Not enough of a substance called carnitine
in your body may cause these symptoms.
If any of the side effects become serious, or
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE SELEXID®
• Keep out of the reach and the sight of
children.
• Do not use the tablets after the expiry date
on the carton. The expiry date is the last
day of that month.
• Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Medicines should not be thrown away in
waste water or in household waste. Please
ask your pharmacist how to throw away
any medicine you do not need anymore. If
you do this you will help protect the
environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Selexid® contains
• The active ingredient is pivmecillinam
hydrochloride.
Selexid® contains 200 milligrams of
pivmecillinam hydrochloride in each tablet.
• The other ingredients are cellulose
microcrystalline, hydroxypropylcellulose,
magnesium stearate, hypromellose,
simethicone and synthetic paraffin.
What Selexid® looks like and contents of
the pack
Selexid® is a white tablet. There is a picture
of a lion on one side of the tablet. The other
side has 137 written on it.
Selexid® comes in blister packs of 10 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder / Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
LEO Laboratories Limited, Hurley,
Berkshire SL6 6RJ, UK.
Manufacturer:
Recipharm Strängnäs AB, Mariefredsvägen
35, S-645 41
Strängnäs, Sweden.
This leaflet was last revised in
October 2013.
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Side effects where the number of people
affected is not known:
• Hives (urticaria).
• Itching skin (pruritus).
Liver problems:
Side effects where the number of people
affected is not known:
• Yellowing of the skin or eyes.
• Unusually dark urine.
• Small changes in blood test results. Your
doctor can explain this more.

LEO
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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