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The product code for this leaflet is: PL16973/0018
Meptid 100 mg/ml Solution for Injection
1. What Meptid Injection is and what it is used for
2. Before Meptid Injection is used
3. How Meptid Injection is used
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Meptid Injection
6. Further information
The name of this medicine is Meptid 100 mg/ml Solution for Injection but will be referred to as Meptid Injection throughout the remainder of the leaflet.
Meptid Injection belongs to a group of medicines known as opioid analgesics, which are used to relieve pain. It contains meptazinol as the active ingredient.
Meptid Injection is used to treat moderate to severe pain, including post-operative pain, pain during childbirth and the pain of renal colic.
If any of these apply to you, tell your doctor or pharmacist before you are given a Meptid Injection.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you are taking any medicines known as monoamine-oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) including moclobemide to treat, for example, depression, or if you have taken this type of medicine during the past two weeks, you should also talk to your doctor.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking, or have recently taken, any of the following medicines which are known to interact with Meptid Injection:
Avoid taking alcohol with this medicine as it may make you feel especially dizzy and sleepy.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Meptid Injection is sometimes given to relieve pain during labour. However, you should not use Meptid Injection during pregnancy or while breast-feeding unless your doctor thinks that it is essential.
If this product makes you dizzy or drowsy, you should not drive or operate machinery.
The dose will be decided by your doctor.
The usual dose is
Adults and elderly patients:
Moderate to severe pain: 75 to 100 mg by injection into a muscle.
The injection may be repeated every two to four hours as required.
Pain during childbirth: 100 to 150 mg by injection into a muscle according to the weight.
If an injection is given into a vein, the usual dose is 50 to 100 mg. These injections may be repeated every two to four hours as required. If vomiting occurs, a suitable medication can be co-administered.
If you have the impression that the effect of Meptid Injection is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Long term use of Meptid Injection may cause dependence and tolerance. If you are worried about this, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Meptid Injection is usually only used for short-term treatment of pain.
Meptid Injection is not recommended for use in children.
Since this medicine will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too much. However, if you are worried talk to the doctor or nurse.
Like all medicines, Meptid Injection can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
At the correct dose Meptid Injection should not generally cause any problems.
The most commonly reported side effects are:
Occasionally the following side effects have been reported, which may have been due to Meptid Injection:
Other side effects that have not been mentioned above, but are associated with medicines that act in the same way as Meptid Injection include:
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Meptid Injection after the expiry date which is stated on the ampoule or carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month. Your doctor or nurse giving you this injection will have checked that this medicine is still before its expiry date.
Do not store above 25°C.
This medicine is for single use only. Discard any unused contents.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. The doctor or pharmacist will dispose of any unused solution. These measures will help to protect the environment. Your doctor or nurse giving you this injection will take care of proper disposal of this medicine.
Meptid Injection is a clear and colourless solution and comes in glass ampoules filled with 1 ml of solution for injection. The ampoules are packed in cartons of 10.
This leaflet was last written in June 2010.
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