How to use Todacitan
Follow exactly the directions for administration of this medication given by your doctor or pharmacist. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist again.
One package of Todacitan (100 tablets) is enough for a complete treatment. The duration of treatment is 25 days. Todacitan is for oral use and should be taken with an adequate amount of water according to the schedule below.
- 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)
You must stop smoking no later than the 5th day of treatment. You should not continue to smoke during treatment because this could worsen side effects. In case of treatment failure, treatment should be stopped and may be resumed after 2 to 3 months.
If you use more Todacitan than you should
Symptoms of nicotine poisoning are observed in case of Todacitan overdose. Symptoms of overdose include, but are not limited to, malaise, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, blood pressure fluctuations, breathing problems, blurred vision, seizures.
If you get even one of the symptoms described or another symptom, which is not mentioned in this leaflet, stop taking Todacitan and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use Todacitan
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop treatment with Todacitan
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible adverse effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
These side effects may occur with certain frequencies, which are defined as follows:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 users): changes in appetite (mainly increase), weight gain, dizziness, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, increased blood pressure (hypertension), dry mouth , diarrhea, skin rash, exhaustion, sleep disturbances (insomnia, drowsiness, lethargy, abnormal dreams, nightmares), headaches, increased heart rate, nausea, taste perversion, heartburn, constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain (especially in the upper abdomen), muscle pain.
Common (may affect 1 to 10 in 100 users): Difficulty concentrating, slow heart rate, bloating, burning tongue, feeling generally unwell.
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000): feeling of heaviness in the head, decreased libido, lacrimation, dyspnea, increased sputum, excessive salivation, sweating, decreased elasticity of the skin, tiredness, increased serum transaminase levels.
Most of the side effects mentioned occur at the beginning of treatment and disappear throughout its duration. These symptoms may also be caused by stopping smoking (withdrawal symptoms) and not by treatment with Todacitan .
Communication of adverse effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, including possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.