Valoid Solution for injection
Valoid Solution for injection is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient cyclizine lactate.
Find out more about active ingredients.
Consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet
Developed by the pharmaceutical company responsible for this medicine in Australia, according to TGA regulations.
Cyclizine lactate (Syklizeen laktate)
Consumer Medicine Information
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about VALOID injection.
It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of giving you VALOID injection against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
What VALOID is used for
This medicine is used to prevent nausea and vomiting in the post operative period
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called anti-emetics.
The exact mechanism by which it works is not known.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been chosen for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
VALOID is not recommended for use in children. Children may be more sensitive than adults to some of the side effects of VALOID.
Before you are given VALOID
When you must not take it
Do not take VALOID if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
- disease of the heart with shortness of breath, and swelling of the feet or legs due to fluid build-up
- an allergy to any medicine containing cyclizine or to any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- shortness of breath
- wheezing or difficulty breathing
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
- rash, itching or hives on the skin
Before you are given it
Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
- difficulty passing urine or symptoms due to an enlarged prostate
- asthma or other lung problems
- high pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
- rare blood pigment disorder (porphyria)
- if you have ingested alcohol
- impairment of nerves or muscles
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell him/her before you are given VALOID.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Some medicines and VALOID may interfere with each other. These include:
- medicines used to treat depression such as chlorpromazine
- medicines used to treat severe pain such as opioids or pethidine
These medicines may be affected by VALOID or may affect how well it works. You may need different amounts of your medicines.
Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking this medicine.
How VALOID is given
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
How much is given
Your doctor will decide how much you need to be given.
How it is given
VALOID injection is given by intravenous infusion or intramuscular injection.
When it is given
Your doctor will decide how often you need to receive VALOID injection.
How long you will be given VALOID
Your doctor will decide how long you need to be given VALOID. Most often you need to receive it for one day after surgery.
If you are given too much (overdose)
Symptoms of an overdose may include
- dry mouth
- blurred vision
- fast heart beat
While you are using VALOID
Things you must do
If you are going to have surgery, tell the surgeon or anaesthetist who may recommend this medicine. It may affect other medicines used during surgery.
Things to be careful of
Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how VALOID has affected you. This medicine may cause drowsiness in some people. If you have any of these symptoms, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous.
Be careful when drinking alcohol soon after you have been given this medicine. If you drink alcohol, symptoms of hangover may be worse and more prolonged.
If you feel light-headed, dizzy or faint when getting out of bed or standing up, get up slowly. Standing up slowly, especially when you get up from bed or chairs, will help your body get used to the change in position and blood pressure. If this problem continues or gets worse, talk to your doctor.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are being given VALOID. This medicine helps most people with nausea or vomiting, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.
Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
- Restlessness or agitation
- Muscle twitching
- Allergic reaction
- Difficulty speaking
- Pins and needles in hands or feet
- Dry mouth
- Injection site redness or pain
The above list includes the more common side effects of your medicine. They are usually mild and short-lived.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
- difficulty breathing
- wheezing or coughing
- difficulty passing urine
- inability to move muscles
The above list includes serious side effects that may require medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell. Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people.
After using VALOID
The pharmacy is responsible for the appropriate storage of VALOID injection
The ampoules should be stored where the temperature stays below 25°C.
What it looks like
VALOID injection is a clear, colourless solution in a 1 mL clear glass ampoule
Each mL of VALOID injection contains 50 mg of cyclizine lactate as the active ingredient.
It also contains:
- lactic acid
- water for injection
VALOID is distributed in Australia by:
Link Medical Products Pty. Ltd.
5 Apollo St, Warriewood NSW 2102
This leaflet was prepared in June 2012.
AUST R 180894 ™ = Trademark
CMI provided by MIMS Australia, July 2016