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Britlofex Tablet 0.2mg

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Britolofex Tablet 0.2mg is indicated for the use of controlling withdrawal symptoms from opiate drugs such as heroin.

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Britlofex Tablet 0.2mg contains the active ingredient lofexidine hydrochloride, which is used to manage and suppress withdrawal symptoms during detoxification from opiates such as heroin. Those undergoing detox from these substances will often experience physical symptoms like chills, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting, runny nose, muscle cramps and twitching. These symptoms are caused by an over-activity of noradrenaline.

The lofexidine hydrochloride works by acting on alpha 2 receptors that are found in many tissues and organs in the body like the brain, gut and blood vessels. By working on these receptors, the level of noradrenaline is reduced in order to relieve withdrawal symptoms. Although this medicine can be used to help you stop taking opiates by relieving withdrawal symptoms, it will not stop the cravings associated with detoxification. You can speak with your doctor or drugs community worker for further advice on how to suppress cravings and stay opium-free.

Directions for taking Britlofex Tablet 0.2mg:

  • You will need to follow the directions provided by your doctor or healthcare professional when taking Britofex Tablet 0.2mg. They will inform you of how much and how often to take your medication.

Caution before taking Britofex Tablet 0.2mg:

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery. Alcohol should be avoided.
  • Your pulse rate should be regularly monitored while you are taking this medicine.
  • You should not stop taking this medicine suddenly, as this can cause your blood pressure to rise. The medicine should be decreased gradually over several days, according to the instructions given by your doctor.
  • This medication may cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
  • Avoid alcoholic drink.
  • The safety of this medication during pregnancy has not yet been established. It should therefore only be used under the instruction of your doctor if they have decided that the benefits to the mother outweigh the possible risks to the foetus. It should also be used with caution if you are breastfeeding.

Use with caution in:

  • Severe heart failure
  • People who have recently had a heart attack
  • Slow heart rate of less than 55 beats per minute (bradycardia)
  • Abnormal heart rhythm (seen as a 'prolonged QT interval' on the heart monitoring trace or ECG)
  • Disease of the blood vessels in and around the brain (cerebrovascular disease)
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • History of depression

Not to be used in:

  • Allergy to imidazole type medicines, eg ketoconazole
  • The safety and efficacy of this medicine in children has not been studied by the manufacturer. It is not recommended for children
Please contact your doctor or medical practitioner to understand more about the side effects of taking Britlofex Tablet 0.2mg.
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