Tesco Extra Energy 30S
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• For the fast relief of temporary fatigue and drowsiness
Ingredient list appears in leaflet:, The other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose (E460), silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, yellow iron oxide (E172)
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On outer carton:
Do not drink excessive amounts of tea or coffee whilst taking this product.
Please read the enclosed leaflet which provides more information about this
Keep out of the sight and reach of children. (bold)
Do not use these tablets after the expiry date shown on the pack.
For expiry see base of carton.
In leaflet (full text of leaflet shown here):
Front of leaflet, centred titles
Tesco Energy Extra (bold)
Caffeine, Glucose (bold)
Patient Information Leaflet
Front of leaflet, first column:
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
take this medicine because it contains
important information you need to know. (all bold)
This medicine is available without prescription,
however, you still need to use this product
carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this
leaflet as you may need to read it again. Ask your
pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
1. What is this medicine and what
is it used for? (all bold, second line indented)
This medicine contains: (bold)
• caffeine acts as a stimulant which makes ('caffeine' bold)
you more alert and makes you feel less tired (indented)
• glucose which can help maintain energy levels. ('glucose' bold)
These tablets are used for the fast relief of
temporary tiredness and drowsiness.
2. Is this medicine suitable for you?
Do not take this medicine if you: (all bold)
• are allergic to caffeine, glucose or any of ('allergic' in bold)
the other ingredients (indented)
• are taking medicines to treat high blood
pressure (e.g atenolol, metoprolol, oxprenolol (indented)
and propranolol) (indented)
• have a history of anxiety or if you have ever
had a heart rhythm disorder (e.g. raised or (indented)
irregular heart beat). (indented)
Please see your doctor or pharmacist
before taking this product if you: (all bold)
• are pregnant, breast feeding or planning
• have an intolerance to some sugars.
Other important information: (bold)
Caffeine can interfere with how some other
medicines work. Therefore do not take this ('do not' in bold)
medicine if you are taking any of the
• decongestants containing ephedrine
Front of leaflet, second column:
• antidepressants or mood stabilisers (e.g.
monoamine oxidase inhibitors or lithium (indented)
• anxiolytics or sedatives (such as diazepam)
• theophylline (used to treat asthma)
• disulfiram (used to treat chronic alcoholism)
• antipsychotic medicines (such as clozapine)
• methoxsalen (a photosensitizer used in the
treatment of the skin condition psoriasis)
• phenytoin (used in the treatment of epilepsy)
• levothyroxine (used in the treatment of thyroid
If you need to have any hosiptal tests for heart
conditions avoid taking caffeine for 24 hours
before as caffeine can interfere with the test
Some medicines (in particular cough and cold
remedies and pain killers) also contain caffeine.
This may require you to reduce the number of
tablets you take in a day.
Taking these tablets with food and drink (bold)
Each tablet contains 50 mg of caffeine and up
to 6 tablets (or 300 mg of caffeine) may be
taken per day. If you are also consuming food
that contains caffeine (coffee, tea, cola drinks,
chocolate) reduce the number of tablets you
take in a day.
The amount of caffeine in a drink of coffee and
tea depends on how they are made, but you
can use the table below as a guide:
Food.......................Amount*....Caffeine content (all heading bolds, data
in black bordered table)
Filter coffee..............100 ml.........50 - 100 mg
Instant coffee...........100 ml..........20 - 73 mg
Tea.........................100 ml..........20 - 73 mg
Cola drink................100 ml.........Up to 20 mg
Chocolate.................100 g............5 - 20 mg
Your tablets.............1 tablet.............50 mg
* 100 ml is a small cup / glass.
Maximum recommended caffeine intake per
day: 400 mg.
Bottom right hand corner:
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Back of leaflet, first column:
Information about some of the
ingredients in this medicine: (all bold)
Contains glucose. If you have been ('Contains glucose.' bold)
told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicinal product.
3. How to take this medicine (bold)
Swallow the tablets whole with water,
before a meal. Do not chew.
Adults and children over 12 years: (bold)
1 or 2 tablets, 3 times a day, as required.
Do not give to children under 12 years
of age. (all bold)
Do not exceed the stated dose. (bold)
If your symptoms worsen or do not
improve within 7 days, you must see a
doctor or pharmacist.
If you take too many tablets by mistake,
contact your doctor or pharmacist
4. Possible side effects (bold)
Most people do not have any side effects
while taking this medicine. However, if you
experience any side effects, or anything
else unusual happens, stop taking the
medicine immediately and see your doctor
Side effects may include (bold)
• tinnitus (ringing in ears)
• stomach complaints (e.g. nausea,
vomiting and diarrhoea) (indented)
Back of leaflet, second column:
• changes in heart beat
• increased need to pass water
• rapid breathing.
If you stop taking caffeine after
regular use: (all bold)
There are some people who may experience
unwanted side effects when they stop taking
these tablets and / or food and drinks
containing caffeine after regular use. The
most common effect is headache, but also
tiredness and decreased alertness can occur.
These effects are temporary and may last up
to a week, but to minimise these effects it is
best to gradually reduce caffeine intake.
5. How to store your medicine (bold)
Keep all medicines out of the reach and
sight of children. (all bold)
Do not use these tablets after the expiry date
on the pack.
6. What is in this medicine? (bold)
Each pale yellow tablet contains the active
ingredients: caffeine 50 mg, dextrose
monohydrate 130 mg.
The other ingredients are: microcrystalline
cellulose (E460), silicon dioxide, magnesium
stearate, yellow iron oxide (E172).
This product is available in a pack size of
7. Who makes this medicine? (bold)
The Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer is Brunel Healthcare
Manufacturing Limited, William Nadin Way,
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, U.K. DE11 0BB.
Text revised: May 2009.
Tesco Stores Ltd.,
Cheshunt EN8 9SL,
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