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MEPROBAMATE TABLETS 400MG

Active substance(s): MEPROBAMATE

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84 Tablets
Meprobamate

Tablets 400mg

Meprobamate

Braille Text:

To be taken by mouth.
Use as directed by your doctor.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Each tablet contains
400mg Meprobamate

Store at room temperature
(at or below 25ºC).

Tablets 400mg

Read the package leaflet before use.

Meprobamate

MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Park View House,
65 London Road,
Newbury,
Berkshire RG14 1JN, UK.

Each tablet contains
400mg Meprobamate

84 Tablets

84 Tablets

Batch:
Exp.:

#400 mg

Meprobamate

Meprobamate

meprobamate
tablets

PIP 106 2819

Tablets 400mg

Please affix pharmacy label here

Meprobamate

POM

PL 17225/0003
PM XX/XXXX
* Trademark

meprobamate
tablets
#400 mg

Braille Text:

meprobamate
#400 mg

Meprobamate
Tablets 400mg

EXP.:

D.O.M.:

B/N.:

Each tablet contains
400mg Meprobamate BP

84 tablets

Meprobamate Tablets also contain
microcrystalline cellulose.
Use as directed by your doctor.
To be taken by mouth.
Keep out of reach and sight
of children.
Store at room temperature
(at or below 25ºC).
MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Park View House,
65 London Road, Newbury,
Berkshire RG14 1JN.
PM/01/736
PIP 106 2819
*Trademark

LEAFLET FACE
If you have been taking Meprobamate Tablets for more than a month, talk to
your doctor. They should not usually be taken long-term.
Do not take more tablets than stated on the label of your medicine. If you
take too much, seek medical attention immediately.
If you miss a dose, do not worry, just take your next dose when it is due. Do
not take more than one dose at once to make up for any missed.
Stopping your medicine
Some patients experience withdrawal effects when stopping treatment with
Meprobamate Tablets. For this reason your doctor may ask you to slowly reduce
the number of tablets you take before stopping treatment.
Withdrawal effects, if any, are usually mild provided the drug is reduced

gradually before stopping. You must seek the advice of your doctor before
d e c r e a s i n g o r s t o p p i n g y o u r d o s e o f M e p r o b a m a t e Ta b l e t s .
If Meprobamate Tablets are stopped suddenly after they have been taken in
high doses for a long period of time, withdrawal effects may be severe.
Withdrawal effects may include:
Anxiety, shaking, excitement, restlessness, confusion and hallucinations,
sweating, stomach upsets, difficulty in sleeping, and occasionally convulsions.
You should tell your doctor if you believe you are suffering from any of these
or other symptoms when you stop taking Meprobamate Tablets.
Things to be aware of whilst taking your medicine
Occasionally you may have unwanted effects while taking meprobamate. These

are usually not serious and do not last for long. However, you should tell your
doctor if any of the following symptoms are severe or become troublesome:
Drowsiness, dizziness, feeling sick, clumsiness, vomiting, over-excitement
or strange feelings such as pins and needles.
Meprobamate can also cause a drop in blood pressure which may make you feel
weak and light-headed. If this happens, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
You should tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following
more rare unwanted effects:
• Bruising or bleeding (e.g. nose bleeds) with no apparent cause.
• Anaemia (feeling unusually tired, or short of breath and looking pale).

• Unexplained damage to skin or mucous membranes such as the throat.
• Skin rashes which may or may not be bumpy or itchy, blisters, shaking, chills,
fever, fainting, swelling, severe difficulty in breathing, passing little or no
urine, sore or swollen mouth, mouth ulcers, sore rectum.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any other unwanted effect not
mentioned here.
Storing your medicine
You should not take your medicine after the expiry date shown on the label.
Meprobamate Tablets should be stored at room temperature (at or below 25°C).

Your medicine should be stored safely, where children cannot see it.
Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist. Only keep it if your doctor tells
you to.
Remember: This medicine is for you only. Never give it to others, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours. It may harm them.
Leaflet prepared: October 2007.

Meprobamate Tablets also contain
microcrystalline cellulose.
Use as directed by your doctor.
To be taken by mouth.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Store at room temperature
(at or below 25ºC).

Meprobamate

meprobamate
#400 mg

Tablets 400mg

Each tablet contains
400mg Meprobamate BP

84 tablets

MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Park View House,
65 London Road, Newbury,
Berkshire RG14 1JN.
PM/01/736
PIP 106 2819
*Trademark

LEAFLET REVERSE
Patient Information Leaflet
Meprobamate Tablets 400mg
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to take your medicine. This leaflet
provides information about your medicine. If you have any questions, or are not sure
about anything ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What is in your medicine?
The name of your medicine is Meprobamate Tablets 400mg. Each tablet contains
400mg of the active ingredient meprobamate.
The tablets also contain polacrilin potassium, microcrystalline cellulose, methylcellulose
and magnesium stearate.

Meprobamate Tablets 400mg are round, white and flat and are marked with GP035
on one side. They are usually supplied in bottles of 84 (although you may only be
given as many tablets as prescribed by your doctor).
Meprobamate is a sedative which can relieve anxiety and muscle tension.
Marketing Authorisation holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Park View House,
65 London Road, Newbury,
Berkshire RG14 1JN,
England.

Manufacturer:
Custom Pharmaceuticals Limited,
Conway Street,
Hove,
East Sussex BN3 3LW,
England.

What does your medicine do?
Meprobamate Tablets are usually prescribed to relieve anxiety or relieve
muscle tension.
Before taking your medicine
You should not take Meprobamate Tablets if:
• You have been prescribed a medicine containing meprobamate or a similar
ingredient before and have found it unsuitable.
Ask your doctor if you are not sure.
• You are or have been addicted to drugs or alcohol.
• You suffer from acute intermittent porphyria. Your doctor will have told
you if you suffer from this rare disease.
• You are breast-feeding.

• You are pregnant, unless your doctor tells you to.
• You have severe breathing or chest problems.
You should tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
• You become pregnant.
• You are allergic to meprobamate or any of the ingredients in Meprobamate
Tablets.
• You suffer from epilepsy, since Meprobamate Tablets may induce seizures in
patients with epilepsy.
• You have liver or kidney problems.
• You suffer from depression.
• You suffer from muscle weakness or breathing problems.
• You are taking any other medicines, since these may affect the way
Meprobamate Tablets work. Meprobamate Tablets may also affect the way

other drugs work. In particular, you should tell your doctor if you are taking
steroid drugs (e.g. for asthma), the contraceptive Pill, drugs which thin your
blood (e.g. warfarin), the antibiotic rifampicin, drugs for mood or mental
disorders (e.g. chlorpromazine), a drug for fungal infections called
griseofulvin, or drugs for epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin) or depression.
Things to note before taking your medicine
Tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are taking Meprobamate Tablets before
taking any other medicine, if you become pregnant, or if you enter hospital for
treatment.
Some people feel sleepy when taking Meprobamate Tablets. Do not drive, or
operate machinery, until you are sure you are not affected.
You should avoid alcohol when taking Meprobamate Tablets.

Taking your medicine
Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. This information
will also be given on the label of your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you
are not sure.
The usual dose for adults is one 400mg tablet three times daily with an extra
400mg tablet before going to bed.
If you are elderly you may need a lower dose. Half the normal adult dose or
less may be enough.
You should swallow your tablets with a glass of water.
Meprobamate Tablets are not recommended for children

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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