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MINIMS PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 2.5%W/V

Active substance(s): PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Art.76922 P1UKIE03
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ICN POLFA RZESZÓW S.A.

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Minims Phenylephrine
Hydrochloride 10% (and
2,5%) w/v DRP 20 SDU

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United Kingdom (UK),
Ireland (IE)

Nr wykrojnika
Spec No

5338

Kod Wytwórcy
Manufacturer code

76922

Kod farmaceutyczny
Pharmacode

76922 (Data Matrix)
160 x 240 mm

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PMR_ICN-15-1294-A
Packing Site: Laboratoire Chauvin, Aubenas, France
Akceptacja Techniczna Technical Approval

60 g/m2

Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 2.5% w/v
Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10% w/v
Eye Drops, solution
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
-- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
-- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor.
-- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride eye drops are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you use Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride eye drops
3. How to use Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride eye drops
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride eye drops
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride eye drops are and what are they used for
Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride contains a mydriatic agent. It is used to enlarge the pupil of your eye. Your doctor or eye specialist
may use it to examine your eye more closely or as part of a treatment program.
Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 2.5% is indicated for children, adults and the elderly.
Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10% is not indicated for children or the elderly, as this concentration is too strong. The doctor or
eye specialist will use an alternative medicine in these patients.

2. What you need to know before you use Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride eye drops

Akceptacja Działu ds. Rejestracji Regulatory Affairs Dept. Approval

Do not use Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride drops if:
• you are allergic to the active substance (phenylephrine) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• you have a heart disease
• you have fast heartbeats (tachycardia)
• you have high blood pressure
• you have bulges in major blood vessels (aneurysms)
• you have an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
• you have high blood sugar level (diabetes mellitus)
• Patients on monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants and anti-hypertensive agents (including beta-blockers)
• Patients with closed angle glaucoma (unless previously treated with iridectomy) and patients with a narrow angle prone to glaucoma
precipitated by mydriatics
• Use in patients wearing contact lenses.
Warnings and precautions
Use with caution in children and the elderly.
Ask yourself the following questions:
• Do you have narrow arteries in the head (cerebral arteriosclerosis)?
• Do you have asthma?
• Do your eyes develop increased internal pressure when the pupil is enlarged? The doctor or eye specialist will have checked to make
sure that this problem will not affect you.
• Are your eyes red or inflamed?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, tell your doctor or eye specialist.
The active substance can cause the cornea to become cloudy if the surface of the cornea is damaged. The cornea is the transparent membrane
covering the surface of the eye. Your doctor or eye specialist will take this into account before deciding to give you these eye drops.
Other medicines and Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride
Tell your doctor or eye specialist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
• Medicines for depression
• Any medicines to reduce your blood pressure (including medicines called betablockers)
• Medicines to treat irregular heartbeats (quinidine or medicines called cardiac glycosides)
The active substance can react with several types of anaesthetic (e.g. halothane). Your doctor will know about this. If you are having an
operation your doctor will make sure that this problem does not affect you.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or eye specialist for
advice before taking this medicine as he/ she may decide to use these drops or to prescribe you an alternative.
Contact lenses
Your doctor will ask you to remove your contact lenses prior to the administration of the drops. There is no information on the effect of this
product on contact lenses. Therefore, do not wear your contact lenses until the effects of the drops have completely worn off.
Driving and using machines
Some people find bright light (such as daylight) uncomfortable for a few hours after receiving Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride.
This may make it difficult for you to drive. As with all eye drops, your vision may be blurred after putting the drops in. Wait until your
vision is clear before driving or using machines.

3. How to use Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride eye drops
Sometimes a drop of local anaesthetic may be used prior to Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride to prevent the stinging effect of
phenylephrine eye drops. The drops are for single use only and provided in single use Minims units, to treat both eyes if both eyes are
affected. Once opened, use immediately. Discard any unused portion.
Dosage
The recommended dose is one drop in each eye. If necessary this can be repeated once only at least one hour after the first drop.

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Graphics&Packing
Technology Section
ICN POLFA RZESZÓW S.A.

ULOTKA PIL

Nazwa produktu
Product Name

Minims Phenylephrine
Hydrochloride 10% (and
2,5%) w/v DRP 20 SDU

Kolor nadruku Colours

Kraj
Country (ISO)

United Kingdom (UK),
Ireland (IE)

Nr wykrojnika
Spec No

5338

Kod Wytwórcy
Manufacturer code

76922

Kod farmaceutyczny
Pharmacode

76922 (Data Matrix)
160 x 240 mm

Black

Opracowane przez
Designed by
Nr korekty
Proof No

6

Data
Date

03.06.2016

Kod wersji
Valeant version code

P1UKIE03

Inny kod
Other code

Rozmiar czcionki
Font size

minimum 8 pt

Wymiar ulotki
PIL size

Krój czcionki
Font used

Frutiger Neue LT W1G
Condensed
Frutiger Neue LT W1G
Condensed Bold

Gramatura papieru
Paper weight

Komentarze Comments (Reason for the change)
PRAC (Safety change) update
PMR_ICN-15-1294-A
Packing Site: Laboratoire Chauvin, Aubenas, France
Akceptacja Techniczna Technical Approval

Akceptacja Działu ds. Rejestracji Regulatory Affairs Dept. Approval

60 g/m2

Art.76922 P1UKIE03
Phenylephrine 2.5% w/v: For examination of the eye, the normal dose for adults, elderly and children, is one drop in each eye. If necessary
this can be repeated once only at least one hour after the first drop.
Phenylephrine 10% w/v: For adults the same dose is recommended. However, Minims Phenylephrine 10% w/v is not recommended
for use in children or elderly patients.If you are receiving this product as part of a treatment programme your doctor may suggest an
additional dose schedule of one drop every 24 hours of the 2.5% w/v product.
Method of administration
Parents must be careful not to get this preparation in their children’s mouth or cheeks and to wash their hands and the child’s hands or
cheeks following administration.
The doctor or eye specialist will normally put the drops in your eye for you, but if you are putting the eye drops in yourself, then follow
these instructions carefully:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Use a mirror, this will help you to see what you are doing.
3. Carefully dry your eyes using a tissue. Twist and pull cap to separate from the Minims body (Diagram 1).
4. Pull your lower eyelid down gently, and then carefully place 1 drop inside your lower eyelid.
5. Close your eye and blink a few times to make sure your eye is covered by the liquid.
6. Close the eyelids. It is advisable to press gently on the inner corner of your eyelid for 3 minutes. This will
help stop the solution draining into your nose and throat.
7. Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 for the other eye if necessary, then throw away the Minims unit, even if some
solution remains.
If you use more Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride than you should, an overdose is very unlikely to
occur. If you suddenly feel unwell after receiving the drops, tell your doctor or eye specialist or contact your
nearest emergency department immediately.
If you forget to use Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, you should take the missed dose as soon as you
remember, unless it is nearly time for the next dose, but you should not take a double dose to make up for a
Diagram 1
missed dose.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride may sting when the drops are first put in and your vision may become blurred. This will gradually wear off.
Serious side effects
• Rarely, more serious reactions, including spasm of the artery of the heart, heart irregularities and heart attacks, have been reported after using
phenylephrine solutions. These have usually occurred in patients using some 10 % phenylephrine and already suffering from heart disease.
Other side effects
Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data.
• In some cases bright light can be uncomfortable for a few hours after receiving the drops.
• Occasionally allergic reactions or conjunctival sensitivity (abnormal sensitivity of the conjunctiva (thin, clear, moist membrane that coats
the white outer surface of the eye) to various substances with discomfort upon instillation) can occur.
• The active substance can sometimes affect your circulatory system, causing increased blood pressure and palpitations (a sensation
in which a person is aware of an irregular, hard, or rapid heartbeat), tachycardia (fast heartbeats) and other heart irregularities
(extrasystoles and cardiac arrythmias).
• Paleness around the eyes in preborn babies (this is relevant to the 2.5% formulation).
Additional side effects in children:
Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
• Fluid or swelling in the lungs (this is relevant to the 10% formulation).
Reporting of side effects
If you or your child get any side effects, talk to your doctor, the doctor treating your child or pharmacist. This includes any side effects not
listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via:
United Kingdom
The Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Ireland
HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL - Dublin 2;
Tel: +353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517; Website: www.hpra.ie; E-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store your eye drops
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use the eye drops after the expiry date which is stated on the overwrap of each unit and on the carton after the letters “EXP”.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
The drops are for single use only and provided in single use Minims units, to treat both eyes if both eyes are affected. Once opened, use
immediately. Discard any unused portion. 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.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What do your eye drops contain
• The active ingredient is phenylephrine hydrochloride. Each Minims unit contains approximately 0.5 ml eye drops solution of
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 2.5% w/v (12.5 mg) or 10% w/v (50 mg).
• The other ingredients are sodium metabisulphite (E223), disodium edetate and purified water.
This medicine does not contain a preservative as it is a sterile single use unit.
Contents of the pack
Each carton contains 20 units.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Manufacturer:
Bausch & Lomb UK Ltd.
Laboratoire Chauvin - Z.I.Ripotier - 07200 Aubenas - France
106 London Road - Kingston-upon-Thames - KT2 6TN - UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8781 2900 / Fax: +44 (0)20 8781 2901
Marketing Authorisation Numbers:
Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 2.5% w/v: PL 03468/0076 (UK) ; PA 555/14/2 (Ireland)
Minims® Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10% w/v: PL 03468/0077 (UK) ; PA 555/14/1 (Ireland)
This leaflet was last revised in: May 2016

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