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Logo METINOX® TABLETS

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

METINOX® TABLETS

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains:
  Tin 110 mg
  Tin Oxide 20 mg
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 13.12 Acne preparations.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
An acne, carbuncle and boil remedy.

INDICATIONS:
Metinox may be used for the treatment and prevention of acne, blackheads, pimples and boils.

The Causes of Acne:
Most teenagers suffer from acne, spots, pimples and blemishes at some stage or another. There are many reasons for this. Over-active oil glands can cause acne because the greasier your skin is, the more prone you are to acne. Sometimes excitement causes spots. Then, just when you want to look your best, for that special party or date, your face becomes a disaster area. Hair hanging all over the face, particularly if you’ve got a fringe, can aggravate spots. Even constipation can cause spots.

The Remedy:
Blackheads, eruptions and spots that simply refuse to go away, can cause a lot of unhappiness. And covering up the problem with cover-up make-up will only cover not clear, your skin. That’s why you need METINOX the tablets which go directly to the root cause of the problem, working through the bloodstream to cleanse and clear your skin. So, don’t despair if you’ve tried everything and your skin hasn’t improved. METINOX is the one acne, blackhead and boil remedy which really works.

Cleanliness:
Whilst taking METINOX always remember that the best results will come from a strict hygiene routine. So always use medicated soaps or gentle ones which contain an anti-bacterial ingredient. And remember that running, not static lukewarm water is the best cleansing treatment. And if you use a facecloth, use several –and boil them frequently. Also, throw away anything like tissues or cotton wool that comes into contact with spots, immediately after use.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Two to three tablets three times a day.

Diet:
Be sure that while you’re taking METINOX, you eat a simple but well-balanced diet consisting of whole-wheat bread, whole grain cereals, fruit and vegetables, lean meat, fish, white of eggs, cottage cheese and milk. For acne sufferers, cream cakes, chocolates, chips and cold drinks are taboo.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
METINOX rarely produces side-effects, but nausea, colic, myalgia, constipation and arthralgia may occur with prolonged usage.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Colic, meteorism and later constipation.
There is no specific treatment for tin overdosage. A general treatment for metals should be followed, i.e. aspiration and lavage. Administration of Sodium Sulphate 30 g in 250 mL water to promote peristalsis. Treatment thereafter should be symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION:
Grey tablets with a metallic appearance.

PRESENTATION:
Packs containing 50 tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
G1515 (Act 101/1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Lennon Limited
7 Fairclough Road
PORT ELIZABETH 6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
02.09.72. P527
  L.LTD.L. 16817/20885

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