Active substance(s): CAFFEINE / GLUCOSE MONOHYDRATE
(Caffeine and Glucose Monohydrate)
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You should contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve
within 24 hours.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you take the medicine
3. How to take the medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing the medicine
6. Further information
WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR
Asda Energy Plus Tablets contain
caffeine and glucose. They are used to
relieve mental and muscular tiredness.
Caffeine makes you feel more awake and
enhances muscle performance. Glucose
provides a quick source of energy.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
Do not take this medicine if:
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients
listed in Section 6
• You have high blood pressure
• You have a history of anxiety or have had
a heart rhythm disorder (e.g. rapid or
irregular heart beat)
• You are taking any of the following medicines:
phenylpropanolamine, ephedrine or
antidepressants or mood stabilisers
(e.g. Mono-amine Oxidase Inhibitors
(MAOIs) or lithium carbonate)
anxiolytics or sedatives (e.g. diazepam)
theophylline (used to treat asthma)
disulfiram (used to treat longstanding
antipsychotic medicines (e.g. clozapine)
medicines to treat high blood pressure
such as beta-blockers (e.g. atenolol or
• You are pregnant or breastfeeding
(unless instructed by your doctor).
Check with your doctor before taking
this medicine if:
• You have or have had a stomach ulcer.
If you are taking other medicines:
You must not take these tablets if you are
taking certain other medicines - see section
2 ‘Do not take this medicine if:’.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before
you take the tablets if you are taking any
other regular medication, especially:
• indomethacin or phenylbutazone (used
in the treatment of arthritis)
• ergot alkaloids (such as ergotamine used
in the treatment of migraine)
• phenytoin (used in the treatment of
• levothyroxine (used to treat underactive
• methoxsalen (used to treat psoriasis and
• pipemidic acid (used to treat bacterial
• medicines that contain caffeine, in
particular cough and cold remedies. You
may need to reduce the number of Asda
Energy Plus Tablets you take in a day.
You should stop taking these tablets at
least 24 hours before you have a heart
scan which involves drugs like adenosine
Each Asda Energy Plus Tablet contains
30mg of caffeine and up to 6 tablets may
be taken per day (a maximum daily dose of
180mg of caffeine). If you are also
consuming food that contains caffeine
(coffee, tea, cola drinks, chocolate) reduce
the number of tablets you take in a day.
The amount of caffeine in a drink of coffee
or tea depends on how they are made, but
you can use the table below as a guide:
Food or Drink Amount Caffeine Content
50 – 100mg
Instant Coffee 100ml
20 – 73mg
20 – 73mg
Up to 20mg
5 – 20mg
This medicine 1 tablet 30mg
100ml is about the same as a small
Further information overleaf.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of this medicine.
This product contains glucose (also known
as dextrose). If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product.
HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
Adults, the elderly and children over
How to take:
The tablets should be swallowed whole
with a drink of water.
Dose and how often to take:
Take 2 tablets up to three times a day,
• Do not give to children under 12
years of age.
• Avoid taking the tablets close to
bedtime as the stimulant may prevent
you from falling asleep.
• Do not take more than 6 tablets in any
• DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE
IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH: If you take
more tablets than you should, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects do not usually occur with
Caffeine or Glucose Monohydrate.
Most people take the tablets without any
problems, but as with all medicines, side
effects may occur occasionally.
Stop taking the medicine and contact
your doctor immediately if you notice:
• skin rashes or other signs of allergic
reaction such as itching, swelling of
the lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty
Other side effects are:
• nausea (feeling sick), headaches and
• nervousness, anxiety, restlessness,
irritability, tinnitus (ringing in the ears),
tremors, irregular or rapid heart beat,
breathing fast and increased sensitivity
of the skin
• diuresis (increased urine production)
• stomach discomfort
• stomach acid production may be increased
which can cause stomach ulceration
(symptoms include stomach pain particularly
when eating, vomiting and diarrhoea).
If you stop taking caffeine after
There are some people who may experience
unwanted side effects when they stop taking
tablets or foods containing caffeine after regular
use. The most common effect is headache
but also tiredness and feeling less alert can
occur. These effects are temporary and may
last up to a week but to minimise these effects
it is best to gradually reduce caffeine intake.
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 side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
STORING THE MEDICINE
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date
shown on the pack.
Keep all medicines out of the reach
and sight of children.
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredients in the tablets
are: Caffeine 30mg and Glucose
The other ingredients in the tablets are:
Dextrin, Maize Starch and Magnesium
What this medicine looks like and the
contents of the pack:
Asda Energy Plus Tablets are white, circular
flat tablets with no markings.
This pack contains 8, 12, 20, 24, 36, 48,
60 or 100 tablets (not all pack sizes may be
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Wrafton, Braunton,
Devon, EX33 2DL, United Kingdom.
Galpharm International Ltd, Elmhirst Park,
Middle Field Road, Barnsley, South
Yorkshire, S75 4LS, United Kingdom.
Text revised: August 2013. 0000000 4004284