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Information specific to: Paroven.

About Paroven and how it works

This medicine is used to treat swollen legs. It helps reduce the leakage of fluid from capillaries and so reduces swelling caused by fluid build-up in the lower legs.

It is available as capsules that are taken by mouth.

You should not use this medicine to treat a condition that has not been diagnosed by a healthcare professional.

Speak to your doctor if symptoms such as swelling or pain do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Paroven

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never take it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before taking it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under 12 years of age
  • you have heart problems
  • you have kidney problems
  • you have liver problems

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Paroven

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • anaphylactic reactions
  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • flushing
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • flatulence
  • diarrhoea
  • stomach pain or discomfort
  • indigestion
  • rash
  • itching
  • urticaria
  • photosensitivity skin reaction
  • hair loss
  • joint pain
  • tiredness

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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