Active substance(s): NAFTIDROFURYL OXALATE
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What Stimlor is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Stimlor
3. How to take Stimlor
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Stimlor
6. Further information
WHAT STIMLOR IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Stimlor belongs to a group of drugs called vasodilators. These act by causing the opening
out of blood vessel walls and are used in certain disorders of blood circulation
Stimlor is used:
to treat mental insufficiency and confusion by improving blood circulation
to treat disorders of blood circulation in the limbs which cause rest pain, night
cramps, cramp like pain in the calves brought on by exercise and early stages of
to treat Raynaud's syndrome by increasing blood circulation, (a condition where
there is poor blood circulation which makes the toes and fingers pale and numb)
to treat diseases of the arteries and acrocyanosis (blue/red discoloration of the skin
of the fingers, wrists and ankles)
open sores on the legs or feet (trophic ulcers)
poor circulation caused by diabetes (diabetic arteriopathy).
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE STIMLOR
Do NOT take Stimlor if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to naftidrofuryl oxalate or any of the ingredients in your
have had kidney stones or other urinary problems in the past.
THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN.
Take special care with Stimlor
Whilst taking Stimlor, you should drink plenty of fluids. This will help to prevent the
formation of kidney stones.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Stimlor is not known to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Stimlor
Azorubine (E122) contained within the capsule shell may cause allergic reactions including
asthma; this reaction is more common in those people that are allergic to aspirin.
3. HOW TO TAKE STIMLOR
The capsules should be swallowed whole, do not chew them., Always take your capsules
with a large glass of water. The administration of Stimlor capsule without liquid before going
to bed may cause inflamation in throat. Stimlor should be taken with food.
Always take Stimlor exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose is:
Adults including the elderly
Cerebral vascular disorders (affecting the blood supply to the brain)
100 mg three times a day for a minimum period of three months, your doctor may alter your
dose as necessary.
Peripheral vascular disorders (affecting the blood supply to the arms and legs)
100 mg to 200 mg taken three times a day for a minimum period of three months, your
doctor may alter your dose as necessary.
Stimlor is not recommended for use in children.
Do not stop taking Stimlor unless your doctor tells you to, even if you feel better.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Stimlor than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of the capsules all together, or if you think a child has
swallowed any of the capsules, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your
doctor immediately. An overdose is likely to cause fits and heart problems. Please take this
leaflet, any remaining capsules and the container with you to the hospital or doctor so that
they know which capsules were consumed.
If you forget to take Stimlor
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose, take one as soon as you
remember, unless it is nearly time to take the next one, then take the remaining doses at the
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
With the recommended dosage schedule Stimlor is normally well tolerated .but like all
medicines, Stimlor can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If the following happens, STOP taking the capsules and tell your doctor immediately or go to
the casualty department at your nearest hospital:
an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to severe difficulty in
breathing; skin rash or hives).
liver disorder which may include hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver, causing
yellowing of the skin and eyes.
These are very serious but rare side effects. You may need urgent medical attention or
Other side effects may include:
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000):
feeling sick (nausea)
Frequency not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
inflammation of the gullet
very rare (affects less than 1 user in 10,000):
occurrence of kidney stones.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 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.
5. HOW TO STORE STIMLOR
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store in the original package, below 25°C. Do not use Stimlor after the expiry date that is
stated on the outer packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. 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
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Stimlor capsules contain:
The active ingredient is naftidrofuryl oxalate 100 mg
The other ingredients are maize starch, povidone (E1201), sodium lauryl sulphate, talc
(E553(b)), sodium starch glycolate, colloidal silicon dioxide(E551), magnesium stearate
(E572) and stearic acid (E570). The capsules are made of gelatin and contain the colours
azorubine (E122) and titanium dioxide (E171), the printing ink contains shellac (E904), the
colour black iron oxide (E172) and propylene glycol (E1520).
What Stimlor capsules look like and contents of the pack:
Stimlor capsules are hard rose coloured capsules containing a white powder and
Stimlor capsules are packed in HDPE or polypropylene containers with caps or child
resistant closures in packs of 28, 30, 50, 56, 60, 90, 100, 250, 500, or 1000 capsules.
Blister strips in packs of 10, 28, 30, 56, 84, 90, 100 or 500 capsules.
Glass jars with screw cap containing 90, 100 or 500 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder and company responsible for manufacture: TEVA UK
Limited, Brampton Road, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG.
This leaflet was last revised: June 2015