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SOLPADEINE MAX

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be used for migraine, headache, dental pain, period pain, strains & sprains, backache, arthritic & rheumatic pain and sciatica. The tablets contain two active ingredients. Paracetamol and codeine are painkillers. By working on your body in different ways, they combine to relieve pain.

2. Check before you take Solpadeine Max
This medicine is for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain when other painkillers have not worked. You should only take this product for a maximum of 3 days at a time. If you need to take it for longer than 3 days you should see your doctor or pharmacist for advice. This medicine contains codeine which can cause addiction if you take it continuously for more than 3 days. This can give you withdrawal symptoms from the medicine when you stop taking it. If you take this medicine for headaches for more than 3 days it can make them worse. Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine. This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Solpadeine Max 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. contains codeine which can cause addiction if you take it continuously for more than 3 days. This can give you withdrawal symptoms from the medicine when you stop taking it. more than 3 days it can make them worse.

Do not take Solpadeine Max:
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, codeine other opioid painkillers or to any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6) If you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol or codeine.

Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
liver or kidney disease, including alcoholic liver disease bowel problems including blockage of your bowel operation to remove your gall bladder intolerance to some sugars.

In this leaflet:
1. What Solpadeine Max does 2. Check before you take Solpadeine Max 3. How to take Solpadeine Max 4. Possible side effects 5. How to store Solpadeine Max 6. Further information

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]); colestyramine (to lower blood cholesterol); monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs prescribed for depression) or medicines that make you drowsy. 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 Solpadeine Max at the same time as anticoagulants.

1. What Solpadeine Max does
Solpadeine Max tablets are for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone. They can

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking Solpadeine Max if you are pregnant. Do not use whilst breast feeding unless advised by your doctor.

3. How to take Solpadeine Max
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. Do not take for more than 3 days. If you need to use this medicine for more than 3 days you must speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

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 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.

How do I know if I am addicted?
If you take this medicine according to the instructions on the pack, it is unlikely you will become addicted to the medicine. However, if the following apply to you it is important that you talk to your doctor: You need to take the medicine for longer periods of time. You need to take more than the recommended dose. When you stop taking the medicine you feel very unwell but you feel better if you start taking the medicine again.

Possible withdrawal effects
This medicine contains codeine and can cause addiction if you take it continuously for more than 3 days. When you stop taking it you may get withdrawal symptoms. You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you think you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms.

5. How to store Solpadeine Max
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use this medicine after the EXP date shown on the pack.

If you take too many tablets
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.

6. Further information
Active ingredients Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500 mg and Codeine Phosphate Hemihydrate 12.8 mg. Other ingredients Starch pregelatinised, povidone, potassium sorbate (E 202), maize starch, talc, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, macrogol, quinoline yellow (E 104), erythrosine (E 127) and titanium dioxide (E 171). Packs of Solpadeine Max contain 20 or 30 tablets. The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan Ltd., Co.. Waterford, Ireland or Omega Pharma Manufacturing GmbH & Co. KG, Benzstrae 25, 71083, Herrenberg, Germany or SmithKline Beecham S.A. Carretera de Ajalvir Km 2,500, Alcala de Henares, 28806 Madrid, Spain. This leaflet was last revised in July 2012. SOLPADEINE is a registered trade mark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.

4. Possible side effects
Some people may have side effects when using this medicine. If you have any unwanted side effects you should seek advice from your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. Also you can help make sure that medicines remain as safe as possible by reporting any unwanted side effects via the internet at www.yellowcard.gov.uk; 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. When using this product you may experience: Constipation. Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you experience: abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting if you have recently had your gall bladder removed

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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