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Cenexi
Packaging line : IMA 2
Leaflet
125 x 315 mm (2 pages)
Technical data
28.11.2006

LAIZE / WIDTH
125 mm

SENS DE DEFILEMENT / LEADING WAY

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8.8 mm

1.5 mm

SAP number

38.8 mm

Patient Information Leaflet
102419/LF/1

DiconalTM Tablets
Take special care with Diconal Tablets if
you:
• have severe heart failure;
• have any problems with your thyroid,
pituitary or adrenal glands;
• have difficulty passing urine
(urinary retention);
• have diabetes;
• are a man with an enlarged prostate gland;
• have a tumour of the adrenal gland
(phaeochromocytoma);
• have been told you have a rare condition
called porphyria (a blood disease);
• are suffering from shock;
• have a disease affecting the series of
passageways that carry bile into the
In this leaflet:
intestines;
1. What Diconal Tablets are and what they
• suffer from an obstructive disease
are used for
affecting the stomach and intestines;
2. Before you take Diconal Tablets

suffer from an immune disorder
3. How to take Diconal Tablets
characterised by muscle weakness
4. Possible side effects
(myasthenia gravis);
5. How to store Diconal Tablets
• suffer from involuntary muscle
6. Further information
movement (convulsive disorders);
• have low blood pressure due to loss of
1. WHAT DICONAL TABLETS ARE AND
blood or fluids.
WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Diconal Tablets.
If any of these apply to you, or if you are not
Diconal Tablets contain the active ingredients
sure, tell your doctor before taking Diconal
dipipanone hydrochloride and cyclizine
Tablets.
hydrochloride.
Dipipanone hydrochloride belongs to a group Taking other medicines
of medicines called opioid analgesics and is Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
used for pain relief.
taking or have recently taken any other medicines,
Cyclizine hydrochloride belongs to a group of including medicines obtained without a
medicines called anti-emetics which reduce any prescription.
nausea and vomiting that may occur.
This is especially important if you are taking
medicines for:
Diconal Tablets are used to relieve moderate • problems such as depression, anxiety or
to severe pain and nausea in certain medical or
psychosis, or are taking a sedative
surgical situations.
(usually to treat insomnia);
• ulcers, indigestion or heartburn
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DICONAL TABLETS
(e.g. cimetidine);
Do not take Diconal Tablets if you:
• nausea (feeling sick);
• are allergic to dipipanone hydrochloride, • the treatment of decreased muscle tone
if you suffer from narcolepsy
cyclizine hydrochloride or any of the
(e.g. sodium oxybate).
other ingredients in Diconal Tablets
(allergic reactions include mild symptoms
Or if you are taking:
such as itching and/or rash. More
• any medicines which belong to a group of
severe symptoms include swelling of the
medicines called anticholinergic medicines.
face, lips, tongue and/or throat with difficulty
This may be for Parkinson’s disease,
in swallowing or breathing);
asthma etc. Check with your doctor if you
• have any lung disease (such as
are not sure.
bronchitis) or have excessive phlegm;
• a medicine called dexamphetamine
• are having an asthma attack;
(used to treat narcolepsy or attention
deficit disorder).
• have recently suffered any head injury
or have been told that you have raised
Taking Diconal Tablets with food and drink
pressure around your brain;
Do not drink alcohol while taking Diconal, as
• have any liver or kidney problems;
the tablets can increase the effects of alcohol.
• have an inflammatory bowel disease
such as ulcerative colitis;
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
• are at risk of paralytic ileus (a condition If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming
where there is inactivity or paralysis
pregnant, please talk to you doctor before
within the bowel which stops the
taking Diconal Tablets.
passage of material within the intestine);
You should not breast-feed whilst you are
• often drink large amounts of alcohol;
• are taking, or have recently taken (within taking Diconal Tablets.
the last 14 days) a medicine from a group
of anti-depressants called monoamine Driving and using machines
Diconal Tablets may make you feel dizzy or
oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
drowsy. If they affect you in this way, do not
drive or operate any machinery.

Bar code:
type=128 C
font = C28P30C - 35 pt
value : the SAP number
Height bars: 7.408 mm
large : 23.409 mm

Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you are given 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 becomes
severe, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

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Dipipanone hydrochloride and Cyclizine hydrochloride

Cenexi
Packaging line : IMA 2
Leaflet
125 x 315 mm (2 pages)
Technical data
28.11.2006

LAIZE / WIDTH
125 mm

SENS DE DEFILEMENT / LEADING WAY

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The usual dosage for adults is one tablet
taken every 6 hours.

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Swallow your tablets whole with water.

difficulty in sleeping;
tiredness or drowsiness;
unusual body movements, particularly
of the hands, arms or legs;
• muscle twitches, spasms or tremors;
• fits;
• jaundice (yellowing of the skin and
whites of the eyes);
• inflammation of the liver (hepatitis);
• difficulty in speaking;
• changes in blood counts which may
cause unexpected bruising and bleeding;
• sexual problems.
If you feel very tired, experience unexpected
bruising or bleeding, or more infections (e.g.
colds and sore throats) than usual please tell
your doctor. Your doctor may decide to conduct
tests on your blood periodically as a result of
these symptoms.

Your doctor may change your dose depending
on your response and how severe your pain is.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Some people may become addicted to this
medicine when treatment continues for a
Treatment with Diconal should not be withdrawn long time.
suddenly, particularly if the medicine has been
used by the patient for a long time. The use of If any of the side effects becomes severe, or
the drug should be gradually withdrawn to avoid if you notice any side effect not listed in this
unnecessary side effects.
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.
If you take more Diconal Tablets than you
should
5. HOW TO STORE DICONAL TABLETS
If you take more Diconal Tablets than you Do not use Diconal Tablets after the expiry
should, contact your doctor or nearest hospital date shown on the foil or carton. The expiry
emergency department immediately. Take the date refers to the last day of that month.
container and any remaining tablets with you. Store in a dry, safe place below 25°C. Store in
the original package in order to protect from
If you forget to take Diconal Tablets
light.
If you forget to take a dose, just take the next
dose at the usual time, DO NOT take a double KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF
dose.
CHILDREN.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Like all medicines Diconal Tablets can cause What Diconal Tablets contain
side effects, although not everybody gets them. The active substances are dipipanone
hydrochloride 10 mg and cyclizine
If you notice:
hydrochloride 30 mg.
• itching or skin rashes;
The other ingredients are lactose, starches,
• swelling of the face, lips or throat;
erythrosine (E127), gelatin and magnesium
• difficulty in breathing or wheeziness;
stearate.
Tell your doctor immediately. These may be
signs of an allergic reaction.
What Diconal Tablets look like and contents
of the pack
The side effects of Diconal may include:
Diconal tablets are deep pink in colour
• a dry mouth, nose or throat;
and are supplied in blister packs containing
• sweating;
50 tablets.
• headaches;
• facial flushing;
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
• dizziness, light-headedness or vertigo; Manufacturer responsible for release:
• low blood pressure/fainting;
Amdipharm UK Limited,
• increased blood pressure within the head; Capital House,
• swelling (oedema);
85 King William Street,
• increase in heart rate;
London EC4N 7BL, UK
• slow or irregular heart beat;
• palpitations;
• nervousness or restlessness, confusion
This leaflet was last revised in December 2013.
and mood changes;
Diconal is a trademark.
• depression, uncomfortable mood or
feeling of happiness;
• seeing or hearing things that are not
really there (hallucinations);
• experiencing a loss of contact with reality;
• breathing difficulties such as wheezing;
• itching or nettle rash;
• abdominal pain;
• painful spasms of the abdomen or bladder;
• constriction of the pupils (small pupils);
• blurred vision;
• increased pressure in the eye
(glaucoma);
• feeling sick and being sick;
• constipation;
• difficulty in passing water;

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3. HOW TO TAKE DICONAL TABLETS
Always take Diconal Tablets exactly as your
doctor has told you. You should check with
your doctor if you are not sure.





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Important information about some of the
ingredients of Diconal Tablets
Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if
you have been told that you have an intolerance
to some sugars. This is because Diconal Tablets
contain a small amount of lactose, a type of
sugar.

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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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