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Active substance(s): POTASSIUM CITRATE

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3g granules for oral solution

POTASSIUM CITRATE

EFFECTIVE RELIEF FROM
THE SYMPTOMS OF

C YST I T I S

The active substance in Cystopurin is
potassium citrate. Potassium citrate
helps to relieve the symptoms of cystitis
by making your urine less acidic,
reducing the discomfort caused by acidic
urine.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE CYSTOPURIN®
WITH NATURAL
CRANBERRY JUICE EXTRACT
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Read all of this leaflet carefully because
it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to
take Cystopurin 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.
• If you have any unusual effects after
using this product, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

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1. What is Cystopurin and what is it used
for?
2. Before you take Cystopurin
3. How to take Cystopurin
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Cystopurin
6. Further information

1. WHAT IS CYSTOPURIN® AND
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Cystopurin is for the relief of the
symptoms of cystitis.
If you are unsure whether you have
cystitis, seek the advice of your doctor
or pharmacist.

DO NOT take Cystopurin:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
potassium citrate or any of the other
ingredients of Cystopurin (see Section
6 ‘Further Information’).
Before taking Cystopurin, consult your
doctor if:
• You are a man.
• You are under 18 years of age.
• You have a history of heart problems
or kidney disease.
• Your urine is dark or cloudy, or has
blood in it.
• You have unusually heavy vaginal
discharge.
• You have stomach, groin or back pain.
• You have high body temperature and
general tiredness.
• You suffer from phenylketonuria, since
this product contains aspartame.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Cystopurin:
The granules contain aspartame, a
source of phenylalanine. This may be
harmful to people with phenylketonuria.
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.
In particular, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking:
• Diuretics that retain potassium, such
as amiloride.
• Aldosterone antagonists, such as
spironolactone.
• ACE inhibitors or aliskiren (for high
blood pressure).

• Angiotensin-II receptor
antagonists, such as losartan
(for high blood pressure or heart
failure).
• Methenamine (an antibacterial).
• Ciclosporin or tacrolimus
(immunosuppressants used to
reduce risk of organ transplant
rejection).
Taking Cystopurin with food and
drink:
Cystopurin granules should be diluted
in water. They can be taken with or
without food.
While suffering from cystitis avoid
alcohol, fruit juices, coffee and strong
tea. You should also try to drink as
much water as possible (at least 8
glasses per day).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
As with all medicines, Cystopurin
should not be taken during pregnancy
or breast-feeding, unless you are
advised to do so by your doctor.

3. HOW TO TAKE CYSTOPURIN®
Follow the directions below closely.
You should ask your doctor or
pharmacist if you are unsure how to
use this medicine.
Cystopurin is taken as a drink.
Adults and the elderly:
• Take the contents of one sachet
dissolved in a small glass of cold
water (200ml), three times daily
for two days.
• All six sachets must be taken to
complete the course of treatment.
Children over 6 years:
• Use only after advice from your
doctor, and follow his/her
directions carefully.
Cystopurin is not recommended for
children under 6 years.
You should consult your doctor if
symptoms return or persist after
48 hours of treatment.

If you take more Cystopurin than
you should:
Tell your doctor straight away or
contact the Accident and Emergency
Department of your nearest hospital.
Prolonged high doses can cause high
blood levels of potassium
(hyperkalaemia), which can cause
abnormal heart rhythm.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

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Like all medicines, Cystopurin can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Some people may experience:
• Slight increase in passing urine.
• Stomach irritation. This can be
minimised by diluting the content
of the sachets with extra water or
by taking it with or after meals.
If you react badly to the product in
any way, tell your doctor or
pharmacist immediately.

Cystopurin
PIL 3g granules
UK
17207
253455
145 x 146 mm
7 pt
Meta
TBA
03/06/2015

White Communications Group March House
44 Leigh Road Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 9DT
t 023 8062 0088 www.whitecommsgroup.co.uk

Version: 2.4

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 the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
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 CYSTOPURIN®
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children.
This product should be stored in the
original carton.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use Cystopurin after the expiry
date which is stated at one end of the
carton and on the sachet. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that
month.

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.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Cystopurin contains:
• The active substance is potassium
citrate (3g).
• The other ingredients are mannitol
(E421), citric acid (E330), aspartame
(E951), cranberry flavour (flavour
contains natural cranberry extracts
with maltodextrin, silicon dioxide
(E551), carmine (E120) and triacetin
(E1518)). See Section 2 ‘Important
information about some of the
ingredients of Cystopurin’ for
aspartame advice.
What Cystopurin looks like and contents
of the pack:
Cystopurin is available in packs of
6 sachets containing 3g of pink-brown
granules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bayer plc, Consumer Care Division,
Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury,
Berkshire RG14 1JA, United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Pharmapac UK Ltd , Unit 20,
Valley Road Business Park, Bidston,
Wirral CH41 7EL, United Kingdom
Remember: If you have any doubts about
using Cystopurin® correctly, seek the
advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
Further information about cystitis:
Cystitis is a distressing condition caused
by an infection and/or inflammation of
the bladder. It is normally no more than a
painful nuisance and only rarely becomes
more serious. Cystitis will occur in 4 out
of 5 women at least once in their lifetime,
so it is a very common complaint and the
attacks usually cause no lasting damage.

Cystitis can also occur in men and
children, but this is quite rare and
medical advice should be sought.
There are two types of cystitis: bacterial
cystitis and non-bacterial cystitis.
• Bacterial cystitis is caused by bacteria
that reach the bladder from the bowel.
This may occur during sexual
intercourse, or be due to ineffective/
infrequent hygiene.
• Non-bacterial cystitis can be caused
by a number of triggers including
certain soaps, deodorants, insufficient
water-based liquid intake, or even
tight trousers.
The most common symptoms of cystitis
are:
• A sharp stinging sensation on passing
water.
• An urge to pass water more frequently.
How to avoid cystitis in the future:
✓ Try to drink plenty of fluids every day.
✓ Take care of your personal hygiene.
It can help if you and your partner
wash carefully before and after sexual
intercourse.
✓ Always go to the toilet as soon as you
feel the need to pass water. Keeping
your bladder flushed will help it work
normally.
✗ Try to avoid washing with perfumed
soaps or using deodorants or
perfumes around the vaginal area.
Further information on cystitis can be
obtained from your doctor or pharmacist
or by contacting:
Bayer plc, Consumer Care Division,
Newbury RG14 1JA, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in June 2015.
Cystopurin is a registered trademark.
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granules for oral solution
P OTASSI U M CI TRATE 3g

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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