What is in this leaflet?
This leaflet answers some common questions about Selemite B. It does not contain all the available information or take the place of talking to your pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine ask your pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine. You may need to read it again.
What Selemite B is used for
Selemite B is used to correct selenium deficiency and to provide a reliable daily source of selenium for persons whose nutritional selenium intakes are low.
Before you take Selemite B
Do not take Selemite B if:
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to yeast or any other ingredient listed at the end of this leaflet.
- You are suffering from any chronic kidney disease.
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding unless advised to do so by your doctor or pharmacist.
- You are a child under the age of 15 years without medical advice.
Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure.
How to take Selemite B
For adults and adolescents over 15 years, the recommended dose is one to two tablets per day, that is, 50 to 100 micrograms of selenium per day. The total selenium intake from medicines and dietary supplements should not exceed 100 micrograms per day without medical advice.
If you forget to take it
If you forget to take a dose of Selemite B, skip the dose you have missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
If you take too much (overdose)
Immediately telephone your doctor, or the Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26), or go to casualty at your nearest hospital if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Selemite B, even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
Selenium is toxic in high doses. Side effects with Selemite B are uncommon.
If you experience any unusual reactions while taking Selemite B, tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Keep your tablets in a safe place where children cannot reach them and where the temperature stays below 30°C.
Your tablets will expire on the date printed on the label and should not be used after this date.
Selemite B tablets are mottled, off-white to beige clear-coated tablets, packed in bottles of 100 tablets.
Each Selemite B tablet contains 41.7 mg of high selenium yeast equivalent to 50 micrograms of selenium.
The inactive ingredients are glucose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, talc, macrogol 8000, macrogol 4000 and carnauba wax.
Australian Registration No: AUST R 14993
23 Roseberry Street
NSW 2093 Australia
CMI last revised: 14 July 2000
Published by MIMS November 2000