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CARBOCISTEINE 375MG CAPSULES

Active substance(s): CARBOCISTEINE

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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
2 B
 efore you take Carbocisteine
you start taking this medicine.
375mg Capsules
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
Do not take Carbocisteine 375mg
it again.
Capsules:
• If you have any further questions, ask
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive)
your doctor or pharmacist.
to carbocisteine or any of the other
•  This medicine has been prescribed for
ingredients of Carbocisteine 375mg
you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
Capsules (ingredients are listed in Section
harm them, even if their symptoms are
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the same as yours.
• If you have an active peptic (stomach)
•  If any of the side effects gets serious, or
ulcer.
if you notice any side effects not listed
in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
Before you take Carbocisteine
pharmacist.
375mg Capsules you should tell your
doctor:

What is in this leaflet:
1 What Carbocisteine 375mg
Capsules are and what they are
used for
2 Before you take Carbocisteine
375mg Capsules
3 How to take Carbocisteine 375mg
Capsules
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Carbocisteine
375mg Capsules
6 Further information
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• If you are pregnant or planning to
become pregnant
• If you are breast feeding.

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. Currently
carbocisteine is not known to effect or be
affected by any other medicines you may
be taking.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules are not
recommended during the first three
months of pregnancy.
If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant
or are breast-feeding you must talk to your
doctor before taking this medicine.

What Carbocisteine 375mg
Capsules are and what they are
used for
Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules are used
to help treat respiratory tract problems
(problems with the breathing passages)
characterised by too much sticky mucus,
including chronic obstructive airways
disease (lung damage with restricted
airways).
Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules contain
carbocisteine which belongs to a group of
medicines called mucolytics which cause
the mucus to be less sticky and easier to
cough up.

Driving and using machines

Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules are not
known to affect the ability to drive or
operate machinery.
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H
 ow to take Carbocisteine 375mg
Capsules
Always take Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules
exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
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AAAG7647

colours/plates:

Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules PIL - UK

1. Black

item no: AAAG7647

dimensions: 160 x 250

print proof no: 4

pharmacode:

origination date: 08.04.14

min pt size: 10

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originated by: S.Anson
approved for print/date

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revision date: 23.06.14

Technical Approval

revised by: S.Anson

date sent: 25.03.14

supplier: CTS Israel

technically app. date: 17.04.14

Non Printing Colours
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Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via Yellow Card Scheme Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

The usual adult dose at the beginning of
treatment is 2 capsules to be swallowed
3 times a day until a satisfactory
improvement is seen. The dose is then
reduced to 1 capsule 4 times a day.

If you take too many Carbocisteine
375mg Capsules:

If you take too many capsules contact your
nearest hospital casualty department or tell
your doctor IMMEDIATELY. Take the carton
and this leaflet with you.

By reporting side affects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
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If you forget to take Carbocisteine
375mg Capsules, take the missed dose

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

as soon as you remember. If it is almost
time for your next dose, do not take the
missed dose but simply take your next
dose at the normal time.

Store below 25ºC.
Do not use Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules
after the expiry date which is stated on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.

Do not take a double dose to make up
for the one you missed.

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.

If you have to go to the doctor, dentist or
hospital for any reason, tell them you are
taking Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules.
If you have any further questions on the
use of this product, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
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Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Carbocisteine 375mg
Capsules can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
A few people can be allergic
(hypersensitive) to some medicines:
Contact your doctor or go to the
nearest hospital casualty department
IMMEDIATELY if any of the following
happen after taking your medicine:
• Wheezing, difficulty breathing or
swallowing, dizziness
• Swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, tongue
or throat
• Itchy skin rash affecting the whole body
Tell your doctor if you experience any of
the following:
• Skin rashes
• Bleeding from the stomach or intestine
(which may be seen as black, tar-like
stools).
These are rare side effects (occurring in less
than 1 person in 1000)


How
to store Carbocisteine
375mg Capsules

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Further Information
Each Carbocisteine 375mg Capsule
contains:

• The active substance: carbocisteine
375mg
•O
 ther ingredients: microcrystalline
cellulose, macrogol, magnesium stearate
• The capsules are made from gelatin, iron
yellow oxide (E172), brilliant blue FCF
(E133) and titanium dioxide (E171).
What Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules
look like and contents of the pack
Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules are yellow
and blue containing white to off-white
odourless powder.
The capsules are packed in blisters, in
cartons containing 120 capsules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Arrow Generics Limited, Whiddon Valley,
Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8NS,
United Kingdom
Manufacturer
Actavis UK Limited, Whiddon Valley,
Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8NS,
United Kingdom
This leaflet was last
revised in July 2014.

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AAAG7647

Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

colours/plates:

Carbocisteine 375mg Capsules PIL - UK

1. Black

item no: AAAG7647

dimensions: 160 x 250

print proof no: 4

pharmacode:

origination date: 08.04.14

min pt size: 10

3.
4.
5.
6.

originated by: S.Anson
approved for print/date

2.

revision date: 23.06.14

Technical Approval

revised by: S.Anson

date sent: 25.03.14

supplier: CTS Israel

technically app. date: 17.04.14

Non Printing Colours
1.
2.
3.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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