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CARBOCISTEINE CHANELLE MEDICAL 375MG HARD CAPSULES

Active substance(s): CARBOCISTEINE

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Carbocisteine 375 mg hard Capsules
Carbocisteine
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
• 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 only.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules are and
what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take
Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules
3. How to take Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules
are and what they are used for
Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules contain a
medicine called Carbocisteine. This belongs to a
group of medicines called “mucolytics”. It works by
making mucus (phlegm) less sticky. This makes
the mucus easier to cough up.

Do not take this medicine if any of the above
apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist before taking Carbocisteine
375 mg Capsules.
Children
Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules are not
recommended for children.
Other medicines and Carbocisteine 375 mg
Capsules
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
have recently taken or might take any other
medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if
you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask
your doctor for advice before taking this
medicine.
This medicine should not be taken during the first
three months of your pregnancy.
Driving and using machines
No effects on the ability to drive or use machines
have been seen with carbocisteine.

3. How to take Carbocisteine 375 mg
Capsules
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor
or pharmacist has told you. Check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules are used for
problems with the breathing passages
(respiratory tract). These problems happen when
too much mucus is made or the mucus is too
sticky.

Taking this medicine
• Take this medicine by mouth.
• If you feel that this medicine is too weak or too
strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask
your doctor.

2. What you need to know before you take
Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules

How much to take

Do not take Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules:
• If you are allergic to carbocisteine or to any of
the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
section 6).
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash,
swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of
the lips, face, throat or tongue.
• If you have an ulcer in your stomach or gut.

Adults (including the elderly)
• Usual dose is two capsules, 3 times each day.
• If your symptoms improve, your dose should be
lowered to one capsule, 4 times each day.
Use in Children
• Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules are not
recommended for children.

If you take more Carbocisteine 375 mg
Capsules than you should
If you take more Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules
than you should, tell a doctor or go to a hospital
casualty department straight away. Take the
medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor
knows what you have taken. If you take too many
Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules, it is likely that you
will get an upset stomach (gastrointestinal
disturbance).
If you forget to take Carbocisteine 375 mg
Capsules
If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Just
wait until the next dose is due. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules
and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight
away if:
• You have an allergic reaction. The signs may
include: a rash, swallowing or breathing
problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat or
tongue.
• You have blistering or bleeding of the skin,
including around your lips, eyes, mouth, nose
and genitals. You may also have flu-like
symptoms and fever. This may be something
called ‘Stevens-Johnson syndrome’.
Tell a doctor straight away if you notice any of
the following serious side effects:
• Blood in your vomit or black tarry stools.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the
following side effects get serious or lasts
longer than a few days:
• vomiting (being sick)
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 UK Yellow Card
Scheme, Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Carbocisteine 375 mg
Capsules
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton after EXP. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 30°C.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
throw away medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules contain
• Each capsule contains 375 mg of the active
substance, carbocisteine.
• The other ingredients are maize starch,
pregelatinised maize starch and magnesium
stearate. The capsule shell contains titanium
dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide (E172) and
gelatin.
What Carbocisteine 375 mg Capsules look like
and contents of the pack
Carbocisteine Capsules are yellow, size 0 hard
capsules containing a white to off white powder.
They are available in blister packs containing 6,
18, 30 or 120 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Chanelle Medical, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
JSC Grindeks, 53 Krustpils street, Riga, LV-1057,
Latvia
The distributor
Creo Pharma Ltd, Felsted Business Centre, Felsted,
Essex CM6 3LY, UK
This leaflet does not contain all the information
about your medicine. If you have any questions or
are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised
in 11/2016

LB10995
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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