• Please read this leaflet carefully before taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet: you might need it again.
• Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have further questions or do not understand details of this leaflet.
WHAT IS IN REXIFEN?
Rexifen Suspension: Each 5ml contains Ibuprofen 100mg
Rexifen 200mg Capsule: Each capsule contains Ibuprofen 200mg
Rexifen 400mg Capsule: Each capsule contains Ibuprofen 400mg
WHAT IS REXIFEN FOR?
Rexifen belongs to a class of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-inflamamatory Drugs. (NSAID)
Rexifen can be used for the relief of:
• High body temperature in influenza, colds and for post-immunisation fever.
• Mild to moderate pain including dental pain, post-operative pain, pain due to sore throat and pain due to inflammation.
• Menstrual pain
• Headache including migraine and tension-type headache, earache and toothache.
• Muscoloskeletal and joint disorders such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis including juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
• Peri-anticular disorders such as bursitis and tenosynovitis.
• Soft-tissue injuries such as sprains and strains
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE USING-REXIFEN
Do not use Rexifen if the following apply to you:
• You are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or to any other NSAID
• Children less than 6 months old
• You have asthma or have suffered from asthma
• You have stomach ulcer or history of stomach perforation or bleeding.
• You have severe heart, kidney or liver problems
• Syndrome of nasal polyps or angioedema
• You are currently taking other NSAID painkillers including COX-2 inhibitors
• Your are pregnant or breast feeding.
• You are trying to become pregnant.
• You are taking alcoholic drinks
Check with your doctor before using Rexifen if:
• You are elderly
• You have rhinitis, urticaria, or systemic lupus erythematosus (a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the connective tissues)
• You have bowel disorders like Chron’s disease or ulcerative colitis
• You have high blood pressure
• You have liver, kidney or heart disease
• If you are taking:
– Aspirin or other NSAIDs
– Diuretics (water tablets)
– Medicine for treating high blood pressure
– Lithium (for mental illness)
– Oral anticoagulants (for thinning the blood)
– Zidovudine (antiviral)
HOW SHOULD REXIFEN BE TAKEN?
Take your medicine as instructed on the label, carton or this leaflet. Always check the label carefully for how much to take and how often to take.
Your pharmacist or doctor can help if you are not sure.
Remember to shake the bottle before use.
• Fever and Pain
Adults and Children above 12 years: 400mg (2 Rexifen 200mg capsules or 1 Rexifen 400mg capsule) every 6 to 8 hours up to a maximum of 800mg 8 hourly.
Age 8 to 12 years: 1 Rexifen 200mg capsule every 6 to 8 hours or 10ml Rexifen suspension 3 to 4 times daily.
Age 3 to 7 years: 5ml Rexifen suspension 3 to 4 times daily.
Age 1 to 2years: 2.5ml Rexifen suspension 3 to 4 times daily.
Age 6 to 12 months: 2.5ml Rexifen suspension 3 times daily.
Give doses every 6 to 8 hours if required, with a minimum of 4 hours between each dose.
• Post Immunization Fever
Unless otherwise directed by a physician:
Infants and Children 6 months and above:
Give one 2.5ml dose followed by another 2.5ml dose after 6 hours if necessary.
Do not give more than two 2.5ml doses in 24 hours.
If fever persists after second dose, consult your doctor.
WARNING: DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
If you accidentally give more Rexifen than you should, consult your doctor immediately with this leaflet and the pack of medicine.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects are usually mild and do not last long. Possible side effects include; allergic reactions (an allergic reaction may include rash, itching, swelling of face, lips or hands/feet or breathing difficulties) fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation, and flatulence.
If any of these side effects become serious or you experience other unusual symptoms or concerns, stop using the product immediately and see your doctor as soon as possible.
PRECAUTIONS AND WARNING
Rexifen should be given under close supervision to patients with history of upper GIT disease.
Discontinue use if blurred or diminished vision, scomata and changes in colour vision occurs and opthalmological examination should be given to patients.
HOW SHOULD REXIFEN BE STORED?
Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from light
Keep bottle tightly closed.
Do not use this medication after the expiry date on the pack.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
Rexifen Suspension: 100mI bottles.
Rexifen Capsules: 10 x 10 blister packs.
Further Information available on request:
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SKG – Pharma Limited
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