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CYMACLEAR 1.5G/5ML ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): POTASSIUM CITRATE

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Important information about Cymaclear
1.5g/5ml Oral Solution

• This medicine is used to relieve the
symptoms of cystitis and other minor urinary
tract infections.
• It can be taken by adults, the elderly and
children over 6 years.

Talk to your doctor

• If you still have symptoms after 2 days.
• This medicine is not an antibiotic. If your
symptoms persist the doctor may need to
prescribe antibiotics as well.

Now read the rest of the leaflet before
you use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.

• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• 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.

1. What the medicine is for

Cymaclear 1.5g/5ml Oral Solution contains
potassium citrate which makes the urine less
acid. This helps relieve the symptoms of cystitis
and other mild urinary tract infections.

2. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you or your
child have

• An allergy to potassium citrate or any of the
ingredients listed in section 6.
• High levels of potassium in your blood.
• Kidney problems.
• Irregular heart beat or heart problems.
• Addison’s Disease (an adrenal gland
problem).

Talk to your doctor if you or your child
have
• Symptoms which carry on for more than 2
days after you start taking this medicine.
• Symptoms which keep recurring.
• Or are elderly, as elderly people can react
differently to this medicine.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you
or your child are taking
• Nitrofurantoin or methenamine for a urinary
or bladder infection.
• Cardiac glycosides (e.g. digoxin) for heart
problems.
• Aspirin or other salicylates.
• Tetracycline (an antibiotic).
• Decongestants or drugs to help ease
breathing (e.g. salbutamol, ephedrine,
phenylephrine)
• Stimulant drugs (amphetamines).
• Barbiturates (e.g. phenobarbital).
• Other medicine containing potassium or
medicine which may retain potassium in
your body (e.g. drugs used for heart failure
or cyclosporin) as these may be affected by
taking this medicine.

Pregnant or breastfeeding

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Cymaclear
1.5g/5ml Oral Solution should not be used in
pregnancy unless the doctor has told you to do
so.

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Important information about some of
the ingredients

• This product contains small amounts of
ethanol (alcohol), less than 100mg per 10ml
dose.
• It also contains 2.2g sucrose per 10ml dose.
This should be taken into account in people
with diabetes. 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 use this medicine
Take this medicine by mouth.

Adults, the elderly and children over 6
years:
• Shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
• Fill the dosing cup provided to the 10ml
mark.
• Stir into a glass of water.
• Drink the diluted medicine 3 times a day
after meals.

Children under 6 years

Do not give to children under 6 unless your
doctor tells you to.

If you take too much

If you accidentally take too much, see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Cymaclear 1.5g/5ml Oral
Solution can have side effects, although these
don’t affect everyone.
• Upset stomach.
• Nausea (feeling sick).
• Sickness.
• Abnormal heart rhythm due to high levels of
potassium in the blood.

6. Further information

If you notice these or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

What is in this medicine

The active ingredient per 5ml is:
Potassium Citrate 1.5g.
The other ingredients are: citric acid
monohydrate, quillaia tincture, cranberry
flavour, ethanol, chloroform, purified water and
syrup.

What the medicine looks like

Cymaclear 1.5g/5ml Oral Solution is a clear to
slightly opaque, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
It is supplied in 60ml bottles.

5. Storing this medicine

• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• Store below 25°C.
• Keep the container tightly closed.
• Throw away any unused liquid 2 months
after opening.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on
the carton. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

Marketing authorisation holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf
Reykjavikurvegi 76-78
220 Hafnarfjordur
Iceland.
Manufacturer
Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in June 2013
Cymaclear is a trade mark of Actavis Group PTC
ehf.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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