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. It does not take the
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What Adefin is used for
They work by opening up blood vessels in the body to lower blood pressure and improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the
Before you take Adefin
When you must not take it
which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing; wheezing or shortness of breath.
tuberculosis and other serious infections.
Before you start to take it
Taking other medicines
supermarket or health food shop.
in the blood pressure lowering effect of the tablets.
How to take Adefin
How much to take
you respond to Adefin.
How to take it
When to take it
How long to take it for
you feel well.
If you forget to take Adefin
If you take too much Adefin (overdose)
at the nearest hospital, if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much Adefin.
of breath and even loss of consciousness.
While you are taking Adefin
Things you must do
tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine.
Things you must not do
Things to be careful of
taking the medicine, change dose or drink alcohol.
unwanted effects in some people.
if you get some of these side effects.
occurs; you may need urgent medical attention.
in swallowing or breathing; wheezing or shortness of breath
Also, it has been reported for some people to develop a rash or blistering of the skin when they are exposed to sunlight.
Tell your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
function of sperm. This effect went away after the medicine was stopped. In those men who are taking Adefin tablets and are
repeatedly unsuccessful in fathering a child by in vitro fertilisation, the medicine should be considered as one of the possible
causes if no other explanation can be found.
After taking Adefin
do with any that are left over.