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DO-DO CHESTEZE

Active substance(s): CAFFEINE / EPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE / THEOPHYLLINE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Do-Do ChestEze® Tablets
Ephedrine hydrochloride 18.31 mg, Theophylline
100 mg, Caffeine 30 mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
–– This medicine is available without a prescription.
However, you still need to take the tablets carefully to
get the best results from them.
–– 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 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.
In this leaflet:
1. What Do-Do ChestEze Tablets are and what they are
used for
2. Before you take Do-Do ChestEze Tablets
3. How to take Do-Do ChestEze Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Do-Do ChestEze Tablets
6. Further information

Do-Do ChestEze Tablets are used to relieve bronchial
coughs, congestion and wheezing, to ease breathing,
and also to clear the chest of mucus (chesty catarrh) in
colds and similar illnesses.
Do-Do ChestEze Tablets contain three active
ingredients:
• Ephedrine hydrochloride (to relax the bronchial
muscles and open up the airways).
• Theophylline (to relax the bronchial muscles and open
up the airways).
• Caffeine (has a mild stimulant effect on the central
nervous system).

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DO-DO CHESTEZE
TABLETS
Do not take Do-Do ChestEze Tablets if you have:
• an allergy (hypersensitivity) to any of the ingredients
of this medicine (see Section 6 and Section 2
“Important information about some of the ingredients
of Do-Do ChestEze Tablets”);
• enlargement of the prostate gland;
• an overactive thyroid;
• high blood pressure;
• heart disease.

Also consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding before
taking these tablets.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including those
obtained without a prescription.
Do not take with any other cough and cold medicine.
Consult your doctor before you take the tablets if you
are taking any of the following medicines:
• antidepressants (e.g. monoamine-oxidase inhibitors /
MAOls);
• antibiotics (e.g. rifampicin, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin
and other quinolone antibiotics);
• anti-asthmatics (e.g. isopernaline);
• oral contraceptives;
• stomach medicines (e.g. cimetidine);
• water tablets (e.g. frusemide);
• steroids;
• medicines to treat high blood pressure or heart
disease (e.g. propranolol);
• medicines to treat gout (e.g. sulphinpyrazone);
• medicines to treat breast cancer;
• medicines to treat Cushing's disease (an endocrine
disorder caused by excessive levels of the cortisol
hormone) (e.g. aminoglutethimide);
• medicines to treat epilepsy (e.g. carbamazepine,
phenytoin);
• St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum – a herbal
treatment for depression). This should not be taken at
the same time as this medicine. If you already take
St. John’s Wort consult your doctor before stopping
the St. John’s Wort preparation.
If you are going to have an influenza vaccination tell your
doctor that you are, or have been, taking these tablets.
If you have been told by your doctor that you need to
take lower than the usual dose of some medicines
please consult your doctor before taking Do-Do
ChestEze Tablets.
Taking Do-Do ChestEze Tablets with food and drink
There are no special requirements for taking these
tablets with food or drink.

Do not give the tablets to children between the ages of
2 and 12 years of age unless told to by your doctor.
Do not give to children under two years of age.

Driving and using machines
Do-Do ChestEze Tablets are unlikely to cause any effect
on your ability to drive or use machines.

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Also, do not take the tablets if you are:
• taking or have recently taken (within the last 14 days),
anti-depressants called MAO inhibitors;
• pregnant or could be pregnant.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take the tablets if you are or could be pregnant.
If you are breast-feeding consult your doctor or
pharmacist before taking these tablets.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
any medicine.

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1. WHAT DO-DO CHESTEZE TABLETS ARE AND
WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR

Take special care with Do-Do ChestEze Tablets if
you have:
• asthma (consult your doctor before using this
product);
• diabetes;
• glaucoma;
• liver disease;
• fever;
• epilepsy.

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AWF 19798 – OTDC 333292
DO-DO 9 TAB GB_307927_PIL
160 x 240 mm – Recto/Verso
XXX
P Reflex Blue U
Helvetica Neue LT Pro – Goudy
Text body: 9 pts

Famar L’Aigle – FR
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Pre-press

Ducommun SA – DO-14-E1114 – 31.03.2014

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3. HOW TO TAKE DO-DO CHESTEZE TABLETS
Do not take more tablets than the leaflet tells you to.
Adults and the Elderly:
Swallow one tablet with water. Do not take more than
one tablet in 4 hours or more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.

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 the side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE DO-DO CHESTEZE TABLETS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Children between 2 and 12 years:
Do not give the tablets to children between the ages
of two and twelve years of age unless told to by your
doctor.

Do not use the tablets after the ‘Use By’ date which is
stated on the blister and the carton. The ‘Use By’ date
refers to the last day of that month.

Do not store above 25 °C. Protect from moisture. Store
in the original pack.

Symptoms of overdose include: vomiting, agitation,
restlessness, dilated pupils and rapid heartbeat.
In severe overdose, the signs are: rapid or irregular
heartbeat, vomiting of blood, convulsions, and difficulty
in urinating. An imbalance of chloride in the blood can
also occur.
If you forget to take Do-Do ChestEze Tablets
If you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as you
remember. You must not take a double dose to make
up for the forgotten dose and do not take more than the
daily dose of 4 tablets in 24 hours for adults or 3 tablets
in 24 hours for children over 12 years. Make sure that
you leave at least 4 hours between each dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Do-Do ChestEze Tablets can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop
taking the tablets:
• anxiety;
• restlessness;
• shakiness;
• awareness of your heartbeat (palpitations);
• difficulty in sleeping (Insomnia);
• dry mouth;
• cold hands and feet;
• difficulty in passing urine;

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Do-Do ChestEze Tablets contain
The active ingredients are: Ephedrine hydrochloride
(18.31 mg), Theophylline (1OO mg), Caffeine (30 mg).
The other ingredients are: lactose, maize starch, alginic
acid, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, talc, iron oxides
and aluminium oxide, purified water.
(For lactose: see also Section 2 “Important
information about some of the ingredients of
Do-Do ChestEze Tablets”).
What Do-Do ChestEze Tablets look like and contents
of the pack
The tablets are small, round, beige tablets which are
embossed on both sides with Do Do.
The tablets are available in blister packs of 9 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Novartis Consumer Health UK Limited
Camberley
GU15 3YL, UK.
Manufacturer
Novartis Consumer Health
Park View, Riverside Way
Camberley
GU15 3YL
UK
For any information about this medicinal product, please
contact the Marketing Authorisation Holder.
This leaflet was last revised April 2014.
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If you take more Do-Do ChestEze Tablets than you
should
If you accidentally take too many tablets, or you suspect
that your child has taken extra medicine, contact your
doctor or hospital casualty department immediately.
Take the carton and tablets with you if possible.

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.

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Children over 12 years:
Swallow one tablet with water. Do not take more than
3 tablets daily, with an interval of at least 4 hours
between each tablet.

Children under 2 years:
Do not give the tablets to children under 2 years of age.

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• feeling sick;
• stomach upsets.

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Important information about some of the
ingredients of Do-Do ChestEze Tablets
Lactose is an ingredient in these tablets. If you have
been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
product.

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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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