COMPOSITION Per tablet: Anethole trithione 25 mg
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION A 34 other
PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION Various diseases or their treatment often give rise to unpleasant dryness of the mouth which is not relieved by taking fluids. SULFARLEM restores normal salivation and relieves the discomfort of dry mouth. It also helps to avoid complications which may arise after prolonged salivary deficiency.
INDICATIONS SULFARLEM is indicated in all cases of decreased salivation.
During drug therapy (e.g. anticholinergic or some psychotropic drugs)
After irradiation of tumours in the buccal cavity and the pharynx, a frequent cause of severe dry mouth
In the elderly and in smokers
CONTRA-INDICATIONS None known
WARNING Contains tartrazine which may cause allergic type reactions (including bronchial asthma) in certain individuals. The overall incidence of tartrazine sensitivity is low. It is, however, frequently seen in patients who also have aspirin sensitivity.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE The normal dosage is 3 tablets daily (one before each of the main meals) for short or prolonged periods as required. The full therapeutic effect of SULFARLEM will be felt progressively within a few days. Duration of treatment will vary according to the cause and severity of the disorder. SULFARLEM can safely be given continuously or intermittently as the physician prefers.
SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS Softening of the stool may be observed in isolated cases and warrants a temporary reduction of the dosage or cessation of treatment.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT No symptoms of overdosage known
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
IDENTIFICATION Small orange-red coated tablet
PRESENTATION Tablets: 50'
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS Store below 25°C in a dry place.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
REGISTRATION NUMBER F/34/133
NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT NORISTAN LIMITED 326 MARKS STREET, WALTLOO, PRETORIA
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT 16 November 1984
ETHIMED Division of NORISTAN LIMITED, WALTLOO, PRETORIA Under licence to Latéma, Paris, France