Drug name: Brand Tabex
Active substance: Cytisine
Pharmacological effects: Cytisine is and N-cholinomimetic. Cytisine is a naturally occurring alkaloid preparation extracted from Cytisus laburnum. It is similar to nicotine by the effects which it causes. The drug works by initiating the nicotine receptors, increasing arterial pressure and stimulating breathing. In a smoking patient Tabex works be summarizing with the nicotine effect causing nicotine overdose and gradually the patient decreases the quantity of cigarettes smoked per day.
Indications: The drug is indicated in treatment of chronic nicotinism.
Warnings and Precautions: The drugs should not be used in the following conditions:
- Arterial hypertension
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the preparations.
- Joint bleeding
- Lung swelling
Caution should be taken when using the drug in patients with:
- Ischemic heart disease
- Heart failure
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Liver and renal failure
Side effects: Drugs may cause side-effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side effect of Tabex that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits. Cytisine side effects include:
- Gastrointestinal tract: change of taste and appetite, dry mouth, nausea, constipation
- CNS: headache, increased irritability
- Cardiovascular system: increased arterial pressure, tachycardia
- Allergic reactions
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Tabex, please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Tabex please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicine which you will take during the course of Tabex therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
Patients information: Tabex is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.