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HEDEX EXTRA TABLETS

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2. Check before you take Hedex Extra Tablets
Do not take Hedex Extra Tablets:
• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, caffeine or to any
of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6)
• if you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol.

TABLETS

Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:

Paracetamol + Caffeine

• if you have liver or kidney disease, including alcoholic liver disease.

Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Hedex Extra
Tablets carefully to get the best results from them.
• Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again.
• If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not understand,
ask your pharmacist.

If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking
any prescribed medicines; particularly metoclopramide or domperidone (for
nausea [feeling sick] or vomiting [being sick]) or colestyramine (to lower blood
cholesterol). If you take blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin) and
you need to take a pain reliever on a daily basis, talk to your doctor because of
the risk of bleeding. But you can still take occasional doses of Hedex Extra Tablets
at the same time as anticoagulants.

In this leaflet:

1. What Hedex Extra Tablets do
2. Check before you take Hedex Extra Tablets
3. How to take Hedex Extra Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hedex Extra Tablets
6. Further information

Pregnancy and breast feeding

1. What Hedex Extra Tablets do

Hedex Extra Tablets can provide extra relief from headache including migraine.
They can also relieve backache, rheumatic and muscle pain, toothache, sore throat,
period pain, and relieve the fever, aches and pains of colds and flu.
The tablets contain two active ingredients. Paracetamol is a painkiller and also
reduces your temperature when you have a fever. Caffeine acts to further help the
effectiveness of paracetamol.

Due to the caffeine content of this product it should not be used if you are
pregnant or breast feeding.

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5. How to store Hedex Extra Tablets

3. How to take Hedex Extra Tablets

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the 'EXP' date shown on the pack.
Store below 25ºC.

Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Swallow 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed.






Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Avoid too much caffeine in drinks like coffee and tea.
High caffeine intake can cause difficulty sleeping, shaking and an
uncomfortable feeling in the chest.

6. Further information

Active ingredients: Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500 mg and Caffeine 65 mg.
Other ingredients: Starch pregelatinised, maize starch, povidone, potassium
sorbate, purified talc, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, triacetin,
propylene glycol, shellac, brilliant blue (E 133), sodium lactate and dimeticone.
Packs of Hedex Extra Tablets contain 16 tablets.

If you take too many tablets

The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare,
Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.

Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if
you feel well, because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage.
If your symptoms continue or your headache becomes persistent, see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Hedex Extra Tablets can have side effects, but not everybody gets them.
A small number of people have had side effects.

The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Ltd., Co. Waterford, Ireland.
This leaflet was last revised in January 2012.
HEDEX is a registered trade mark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.

Stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you experience:
• Allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash and itching sometimes
with swelling of the mouth or face or shortness of breath
• Skin rash or peeling, or mouth ulcers
• Breathing problems. These are more likely if you have experienced them before
when taking other painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin
• Unexplained bruising or bleeding
• Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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