What is Selbex ® (Teprenone) used for?
Selbex is commonly used for improvement of gastric mucosal lesions (erosion, hemorrhage, redness and edema) in acute gastritis, acute exacerbation stage of chronic gastritis, and used in gastric ulcers.
How should I take Selbex ® (Teprenone)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Selbex ® bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Selbex ®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Selbex ® (Teprenone)?
Selbex ® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Selbex ® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Selbex ® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Selbex ® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Selbex ® (Teprenone)?
Before using Selbex ®, tell your doctor if:
- You have allergic reaction to Selbex ®, excipients using for dosage form containing Selbex ®.
- You have allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- You have used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Selbex ®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. This medication is pregnancy risk category D, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Selbex ® (Teprenone)?
As taking others medicines, taking Selbex ® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are:
- A slight increase in liver enzymes
- Feeling of abdominal fullness
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
- Skin eruption
- General itching
- Redness & warm feeling in the eyelids
- Increase in total serum cholesterol levels
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Selbex® (Teprenone)?
Selbex ® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Selbex ® (Teprenone)?
Selbex ® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Selbex ® (Teprenone)?
Selbex ® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Selbex ® (Teprenone).
What is the dose of Selbex ® (Teprenone) for an adult?
The recommended dose is three capsules (150 mg of teprenone) daily in three divided doses after meals. The dosage may be adjusted depending on the patient’s age and symptoms.
What is the dose of Selbex ® (Teprenone) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Selbex ® (Teprenone) available?
Selbex ® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Capsule 50 mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Selbex ®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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