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Vertigon 25mg Tablets (hereinafter referred to as Vertigon Tablets) are an anti-emetic (anti-sickness drug) for the relief of vertigo. Vertigon Tablets contain promethazine which belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. It helps relieve the symptoms of dizziness and nausea.
What Vertigon Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Vertigon Tablets are white to pale cream, plain, circular biconvex tablets marked 'PT' on one side with a score line on the reverse.
Do not give to a child under 2 years old.
Do not take Vertigon® Tablets if you have:
Take special care with Vertigon® Tablets and tell your doctor or pharmacist if you suffer with:
Do not take Vertigon Tablets for more than 7 days without contacting your doctor.
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.
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already taking any of the following medicines:
If you are having skin tests for allergy, do not take this medicine as it interferes with the results. You should stop taking this medicine at least 72 hours before the skin tests.
Taking Vertigon Tablets with food and drink
While taking Vertigon Tablets, you should avoid drinking alcohol as the tablets will add to the effects of alcohol.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are breast-feeding your baby, you should not take Vertigon Tablets, unless they have been recommended for you by a doctor. If you are breast-feeding your baby, Vertigon Tablets may cause your baby to be irritable and excited. If you are having a pregnancy test, do not take this product as it interferes with the results.
Driving and operating machinery
These tablets may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, disorientated or confused or cause you to have a headache. You should not drive or operate machinery for the first few days, and until you are sure that you are not affected by these unwanted effects.
Important information about some of the ingredients in this product
These tablets contain sodium metabisulphite which may rarely cause hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions and bronchospasm (difficulty breathing). These tablets contain lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.
Some people may have side effects when taking this medicine.
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking this medicine and speak to your doctor immediately:
If you notice any of the following side effects speak to your doctor or pharmacist
Other side effects may include:
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.
Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine. Always take Vertigon Tablets as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
For oral use. Adults
One tablet each night is usually enough, but two or three tablets may be required by some patients. These can be taken at intervals during the day, but it is often not necessary for more than 4 tablets to be needed in any 24 hour period.
Children over 10 years old
Give the lower adult dose (one tablet).
Children 5 - 10 years old
Give half the lower adult dose (half a tablet).
Children 2 - 5 years old
Vertigon® Tablets are not suitable for children 2 - 5
years old. An oral liquid is recommended.
Do not give to a child under 2 years old.
Do not take Vertigon® Tablets for more than seven days. Should symptoms persist for or do not improve after 7 days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Avoid strong sunlight while taking this product as your skin may be more sensitive to the effect of the sun.
If you take more Vertigon Tablets than you should:
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or go to the nearest hospital casualty department immediately.
If you forget to take Vertigon Tablets
If you forget to take a tablet, take one as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
How to store Vertigon Tablets
Keep this product out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date printed on your pack. Store in the original container. 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.
What Vertigon Tablets contain
Each tablet contains the active ingredient promethazine teoclate 25mg. Vertigon® Tablets also contain: lactose, sodium metabisulphite (E223), potato starch, dextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.
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