EMPERIN 16 mg. 60 tablets
Emperin is a medicine used to treat the symptoms of Ménière's syndrome, such as dizziness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
2. What you need to know before taking Emperin
Do not take Emperin:
if you are allergic to betahistine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
if you have pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Emperin:
if you suffer or have suffered from a stomach ulcer (peptic ulcer);
if you have asthma;
if you have hives, skin rash or fever due to allergy, as these symptoms may worsen;
if you have low blood pressure.
If you have found any of the above-mentioned conditions, consult your doctor whether you can take Emperin. These populations should be monitored by a physician during treatment.
Taking Emperin not recommended for children under the age of 18 years due to insufficient data on safety and efficacy.
Other medicines and Emperin
Interaction means that drugs or substances may each influence the way in which they operate, or the side effects that may occur when they are co-administered.
Caution is advised with concomitant use of Emperin and drugs from the group of MAO inhibitors (used to treat depression and Parkinson's disease). It is possible to enhance the effect of Emperin.
It is Emperin influence the effect of antihistamines. Antihistamines are drugs that are used specifically for the treatment of allergic conditions such as hay fever and sickness. Consult your doctor if during treatment both are using antihistamines (drugs against allergies).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, you have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This is true for other drugs that are not prescribed.
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
It is not known whether it is safe to use Emperin during pregnancy and therefore not recommended intake by pregnant women.
Not enough data whether Emperin is secreted in human milk. The importance of the drug to the mother should be weighed against the benefits of breastfeeding and the potential risk to the child.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you think you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Meniere's syndrome and its symptoms can negatively affect the ability to drive and use machines. If you suffer from this syndrome or its symptoms, you should avoid activities that require increased attention, such as driving or operating machinery. If you are unsure whether Emperin a negative effect on your ability to drive, discuss this with your doctor.
Emperin contains lactose.
If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, talk to him before you start taking this medicine.
3. How to take Emperin
Always take this medicine exactly as you have been told by your doctor or pharmacist. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose is:
The usual initial dose is one to two tablets of 8 mg or half to one tablet of 16 mg three times daily. The maintenance dose is usually within 24 to 48 mg daily.
It may take two weeks until it comes improvement.
How to take
It is best to take the tablets with food.
If you take more dose Emperin
If you take more than the prescribed dose, consult your doctor. The symptoms of betahistine overdose are nausea, abdominal pain and drowsiness, and when taking higher doses - seizures, pulmonary and cardiac complications.
If you forget to take Emperin
Wait until the next scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Emperin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Can cause the following side effects:
Hypersensitivity reactions, e. serious allergic reaction which causes difficulty in breathing or dizziness (from the available data can not be estimated).
Nervous system disorders
Headache (affects 1 to 10 users in 100).
Nausea, digestive problems (affecting 1 to 10 users in 100);
Mild gastrointestinal complaints, eg. vomiting, pain in the gastrointestinal tract, tension and abdominal swelling (from the available data can not be estimated).
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders
Hypersensitivity reactions of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, in particular serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face or throat, hives, rash and itching (from the available data can not be estimated).
If you get any side effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist. This includes all listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store Emperin
Do not store above 25 ° C. Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and further information
The active substance is betahistinov dihydrochloride.
One tablet Emperin 8 mg, contains 8 mg betahistinov dihydrochloride.
Emperin one tablet 16 mg, contains 16 mg betahistinov dihydrochloride.
The other ingredients are povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, silica, colloidal anhydrous, crospovidone and stearic acid.
Emperin looks like and contents of the pack
Emperin 8 mg tablets: white or almost white, round tablets marked with the inscription "B8" on one side.
Tablets in a blister: 30, 50, 100 or 120 tablets per carton.
Emperin 16 mg tablets: white or almost white, round tablets marked with "16" on one side and scored on the other. The tablet can be divided into equal doses.
Tablets in a blister: 20, 30, 42, 50, 60, 84 or 100 tablets per carton.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.