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  Oct 04, 2018
  Oct 04, 2018
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Consumer Medicine Information (CMI)

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Stemzine.
It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Stemzine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.

What Stemzine is used for

Stemzine belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. It helps to correct imbalances in the brain, allowing it to function correctly. These chemicals may also affect the parts of the brain which control nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting.
Stemzine is used to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness due to various causes, including migraine (severe headache).
Your doctor may have prescribed Stemzine for another reason.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Stemzine has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Stemzine is not recommended for use in children (under the age of 2 years or children under 10kg in weight).

Before you take it

When you must not take it

Do not take Stemzine if you have an allergy to:
the group of medicines called phenothiazines
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to Stemzine may include:
shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty in breathing
swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
rash, itching or hives on the skin
You should not take Stemzine if you have any of the following medical conditions:
disease of the blood with a low number of blood cells
yellowing of the skin and/or eye, also called jaundice
Stemzine must not be given to anyone who is unconscious or in a coma.
Do not take any medicines that cause drowsiness while you are taking Stemzine.
Do not take Stemzine after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack.
If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well.
Do not take Stemzine if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or the tablet