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DOLVAN TABLETS

Active substance(s): CAFFEINE / DIPHENHYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE / EPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE / PARACETAMOL

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Diphenhydramine HCl 7.5 mg,
Ephedrine HCl 7.5 mg,
Paracetamol 300 mg,
Caffeine 30 mg.

Please read this leaflet carefully before using this
medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about
anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains the following information.
1. What are Dolvan Tablets and what do they do?
2. What should I know before using Dolvan Tablets?
3. How do I use Dolvan Tablets?
4. Do Dolvan Tablets have any side effects?
5. How do I store Dolvan Tablets?
6. Further information.

1. What are Dolvan Tablets and what do they do?
Dolvan Tablets are taken for the symptomatic relief
of the symptoms of colds and flu. They contain the
following active ingredients:
Diphenhydramine; an antihistamine which works by
reducing the body’s response to histamine, an
agent that causes sneezing, itching and increased
mucus production during allergic reactions and
viral infections such as the common cold. It will
also make you drowsy.
Ephedrine; a decongestant.
Paracetamol; a painkiller that relieves mild to
moderate pain and reduces fever. It relieves
headache and the symptoms of cold and flu.
Caffeine; a mild stimulant to reduce the drowsiness.
2. What should I know before using Dolvan Tablets?
When shouldn’t I use Dolvan Tablets?
£ Do not take Dolvan Tablets if you are allergic to
any of the ingredients listed in section 6 of this
leaflet.
£ Do not take Dolvan Tablets if you suffer from
severe liver or kidney problems.
£ Do not take Dolvan Tablets if you suffer from
porphyria.
£ Do not take Dolvan Tablets if you have received
treatment with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
(MAOIs) which are a type of antidepressant
medicine within the previous two weeks.
What else should I be aware of before using
Dolvan Tablets?
You should inform your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if any of the following apply:
£ You have kidney problems.

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£ You suffer from other liver problems
(including drug and alcohol related).
£ You have prostate enlargement.
£ You have heart and/or circulatory problems.
£ You have bladder problems.
Are there any foods or medicines that
interact with Dolvan Tablets?
£ Dolvan Tablets contain paracetamol. Do
not take anything else containing
paracetamol while taking this medicine.
£ Do not take alcohol during your treatment.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Dolvan Tablets if you are taking any of the following:
£ Domperidone or metoclopramide; for feeling sick
or being sick (may increase the pain relief effect of
paracetamol).
£ Colestyramine; used for lowering blood lipid levels
(may reduce the absorption of paracetamol).
£ Warfarin or other coumarins (for thinning the
blood); if you take warfarin you can take occasional
doses of this medicine, but talk to your doctor first
before you take it on a more frequent basis.
£ Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs); a class of
antidepressants – when taken with Dolvan Tablets
can lead to dangerously high blood pressure.
£ Beta blockers; used to treat high blood pressure –
when taken with Dolvan Tablets can lead to
dangerously high blood pressure.
£ Bethanidine and debrisoquine ; which have their
actions blocked by Dolvan Tablets.
£ Bethahistine ; which has its actions blocked by
Dolvan Tablets.
£ Sleeping preparations; which have their actions
increased by Dolvan Tablets.
£ Anti-anxiety medicines; which have their actions
increased by Dolvan Tablets.
Can I use Dolvan Tablets if I am pregnant
or breast-feeding?
Do not take Dolvan Tablets if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding.
Is it safe to drive or operate machinery
after using Dolvan Tablets?
Dolvan Tablets may cause drowsiness.
Do not drive or operate machinery.
Important information about an ingredient of
Dolvan Tablets.
Dolvan Tablets contain sucrose. If you have been told
by a doctor that you have an intolerance to some
sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
medicine.

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3. How do I use Dolvan Tablets?
Adults and children over 12 years:
1 or 2 tablets three times a day.
The elderly:
1 tablets three times a day.
Not recommended for children under 12 years of
age. Do not take more medicine than the above tells
you to. If you do not get better, talk to your doctor.
What should I do if I accidentally swallow too
many Dolvan Tablets?
Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much of this
medicine, even if you feel well. This is because too
much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver
damage. Go to your nearest hospital casualty
department. Take the medicine and this leaflet with
you provided it doesn’t cause a delay.
4. Do Dolvan Tablets have any side effects?
All medicines can cause side effects.
The following serious side effects have been
reported to the ingredients of Dolvan Tablets:
£ Difficulty in breathing.
£ Swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat
(severe allergic reactions).
£ Unusual bruising, or infections such as sore
throats (this may be a sign of very rare changes
in the blood).
If you experience any severe side effect then
discontinue use and seek the advice of your doctor.

5. How do I store Dolvan Tablets?
Do not use after the expiry date marked on the
pack. Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is,
do not take that tablet. Keep all medicines out of
the sight and reach of children, preferably in a
locked cupboard. Store below 25°C in the original
packaging.
6. Further information.
What is in Dolvan Tablets?
Each tablet contains the following active ingredients:
diphenhydramine hydrochloride 7.5 mg,
ephedrine hydrochloride 7.5 mg,
paracetamol 300 mg,
caffeine 30 mg.
In addition to the above ingredients, the tablets also
contain dextrin, corn starch, polyvinylpyrrolidone,
stearic acid, magnesium stearate, sucrose, kaolin,
talc, calcium carbonate, sodium benzoate, opaseal,
gelatine, acacia, beeswax and colourings: titanium
dioxide (E171) & Erythrosine (E127).
How are Dolvan Tablets supplied?
Dolvan Tablets are supplied in packs of 20 Tablets.
Who is responsible for Dolvan Tablets?

The tablets are manufactured by:
Wasdell Packaging Ltd., Euroway Industrial Estate, Blagrove,
Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 8YW
on behalf of the marketing authorisation holder:

Norma Chemicals Ltd.,
51-53 Stert Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JF

The following minor side effects have also been
reported to the ingredients of Dolvan Tablets:
£ Drowsiness.
£ Other allergic reactions (e.g. skin rash).
Talk to your pharmacist if these become troublesome.

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This Leaflet was revised August 2013

If a minor side effect becomes severe, or you have a
side effect which isn’t listed, then discontinue use
and seek the advice of your doctor.
You can help make sure medicines remain as safe as
possible by reporting any unwanted side-effects via
the internet at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
alternatively you can call Freephone 0808 100 3352
(available between 10am-2pm Monday – Friday) or
fill in a paper form available from your local
pharmacy.

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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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