Dextazin 1,5 mg (100 tablets)

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Dextazin 1,5 mg (100 tablets)

Dextazin from Aflofarm is only available in Portugal.

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What is Dextazin and how is it used?

Dextazin helps to quit smoking and reduces the craving for nicotine in smokers willing to quit. The goal of treatment with Dextazin is permanent cessation of the use of products containing nicotine.

The use of Dextazin allows for a gradual reduction in nicotine dependence, alleviating withdrawal symptoms.

What should you consider before using Dextazin?

Do not take Dextazin:

  • if you are allergic to cytisinicline (cytisine) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6),
  • if you have unstable angina,
  • if you have a history of recent myocardial infarction , if you have a clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia , if you have recently had a stroke,
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Warnings and precautions

Dextazin should be taken with caution in case of ischemic heart disease, heart failure , hypertension, pheochromocytoma (a tumor of the adrenal gland), atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and other peripheral vascular diseases, gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease , hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), diabetes, schizophrenia , kidney and liver failure.

Dextazin should only be taken by people with a strong intention to eliminate nicotine. The use of Dextazin in conjunction with continued smoking may worsen the side effects of nicotine.

Children and teenagers

Due to limited clinical experience, the drug is not recommended for use in persons under 18 years of age.

Elderly population

Due to limited clinical experience, Dextazin is not recommended in elderly patients over 65 years of age.

Patients with renal and hepatic impairment

There is no clinical experience of Dextazin in patients with renal or hepatic impairment, therefore the drug is not recommended for use in these patients.

Other medicines and Dextazin

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Do not use Dextazin with tuberculosis medications.

In some cases, as a result of stopping smoking with or without Dextazin, dosage adjustment of other medications may be necessary. This is especially important if you use other medicines that contain theophylline (to treat asthma ), tacrine (for Alzheimer's), clozapine (for schizophrenia ) and ropinirole (to treat Parkinson's disease ). If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

It is currently not known whether Dextazin can reduce the effectiveness of systemically acting hormonal contraceptives. If you are taking systemically acting hormonal contraceptives you should add a second barrier contraceptive method (e.g., condoms).

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

You should use effective contraceptive methods if you are a woman of childbearing age. Seek advice from your doctor.

Dextazin is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines

Dextazin has no effect on the ability to drive and use machines.

Quit smoking

The effects of changes in your body resulting from stopping smoking, with or without treatment with Dextazin, can change the way other medicines work. Therefore, in some cases, dosage adjustment may be necessary. See “Other medicines and Dextazin” above for more information.

For some people, quitting smoking with or without treatment has been associated with an increased risk of experiencing changes in thinking or behavior, feelings of depression and anxiety (rarely including suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts) and may be associated with worsening of the psychiatric disorder. If you have a history of psychiatric disorder, talk to your doctor.

Usage

How is Dextazin used?

Always take Dextazin exactly as described in this leaflet, or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

One pack of Dextazin (100 tablets) is enough for a complete treatment. The duration of treatment is 25 days. Dextazin is for oral use and must be taken with an adequate amount of water, according to the following schedule.

  • From 1st to 3rd day: 1 tablet every 2 hours (6 pills)
  • From the 4th to the 12th day: 1 tablet every 2.5 hours (5 pills)
  • From the 13th to the 16th day: 1 tablet every 3 hours (4 pills)
  • From the 17th to the 20th day: 1 tablet every 5 hours (3 pills)
  • From the 21st to the 25th day: 1-2 tablets a day (up to 2 tablets)

Tobacco consumption must be stopped no later than the 5th day of treatment. Tobacco consumption should not be continued during treatment as it may worsen adverse reactions. In case of treatment failure, treatment should be discontinued and may be resumed after 2 to 3 months.

If you take more Dextazin than you should

Symptoms of nicotine intoxication are seen in overdose with Dextazin. Symptoms of overdose include malaise, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, fluctuations in blood pressure, breathing problems, blurred vision, seizures.

If you experience only one of the symptoms described or a symptom not mentioned in this leaflet, stop using Dextazin and contact your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to take Dextazin

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Stopping Dextazin

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

These side effects may occur with certain frequencies, defined as follows:

Very common (may affect more than 1 user in 10): change in appetite (mostly increased), weight gain, dizziness, irritability, mood changes, anxiety , increased blood pressure (hypertension), dry mouth, diarrhea , rash , fatigue, sleep disturbances (insomnia, drowsiness, lethargy, abnormal dreams, nightmares), headache , increased heart rate, nausea, taste changes, heartburn, constipation , vomiting, abdominal pain (especially in the upper abdomen), pain muscle.

Common (may affect more than 10 users in 100): difficulty concentrating, slow heart rate, bloating, burning tongue, feeling unwell.

Uncommon (may affect 1 to 10 users in 1000): heaviness in the head, decreased libido, tearing, dyspnea, increased sputum, drooling, sweating, decreased skin elasticity, tiredness, increased transaminase levels serum.

Most of the above side effects occur at the beginning of the treatment and disappear with its duration. These symptoms can also be the result of quitting smoking (withdrawal symptoms) rather than treatment with Dextazin.

 

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How should it be stored?

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Store below 25°C in the original packaging to protect from moisture and light. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the outer carton. The validity period corresponds to the last day of the indicated month.

Do not dispose of any medicines down the drain or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

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What Dextazin contains

The active substance is cytisinicline (cytisine). One tablet contains 1.5 mg of cytisinicline (cytisine).

The other ingredients are: mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, glycerol dibehenate, hypromellose.

What Dextazin looks like and contents of the pack

Dextazin is a white, biconvex, round tablet with a diameter of 6 mm.

PVC/PCTFE/aluminum blisters placed in a cardboard box, containing 100 tablets.