Selincro contains the active ingredient Nalmefene. Selincro is is used for the reduction of alcohol consumption in adult patients with an alcohol dependence who still have a high level of alcohol consumption 2 weeks after visiting their doctor for their first consultation. Selincro helps by affecting the processes in the brain that are responsible for your urges to more drink.
A high level of alcohol consumption in men is defined as drinking more than 60g of pure alcohol per day and 40g of pure alcohol per day for women. Selincro is prescribed by your doctor because you are unable to reduce your alcohol intake on your own. Your doctor will also provide you with counseling to help you keep to the treatment thus overall reducing your alcohol consumption.
Selincro side effects
You should consult the full list of side effects for Selincro on the patient information leaflet provided with your treatment.
The recommended dose is one tablet on days when you think there is a risk you will drink alcohol. Maximum dose is one tablet per day. You should take the tablet 1-2 hours before you start drinking alcohol. Swallow the tablet whole, do not crush or divide the tablet. You can take Selincro tablets with or without food. You can expect to be able to reduce your alcohol consumption within the first month after you start treatment with Selincro. Your doctor will follow up with you on a regular basis to check your progress.
Each film coated tablet contains 18.06 mg Nalmefene ( as Hydrochloride Dihydrate). The other ingredients are: tablet core- Microcrystalline Cellulose, Anhydrous Lactose, Crospovidone (Type A), Magnesium Stearate, film coating- Hypromellose, Macrogol 400, Titanium Dioxide (E171).
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not exceed the stated dose. Selincro should not be used in children or adolescents below the age of 18 years. Advise your doctor if you are taking any other medication or suffer any other diseases such as depression, seizure, liver or kidney disease. If you are going for a surgical procedure please tell your doctor and stop taking Selincro 1 week before. Selincro may cause side effects such as nausea, dizziness, insomnia and headaches. Selincro contains Lactose.