Reading Exercise – Patient Information Leaflet

Patient Information Leaflet

The name of your medicine is Borodine tablets.

What are borodine tablets used for?
Borodine tablets are used to help relieve hay fever and conditions due to allergies, in particular skin reactions and a runny nose. It is not recommended that Borodine tablets are given to children under 12 years of age or pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Before you take borodine tablets
In some circumstances it is very important not to take Borodine tablets. If you ignore these instructions, this medicine could affect your heart rhythm.

Are you taking oral medicines for fungal infections?
Have you suffered a reaction to medicines containing Borodine before?

Do you suffer from any liver, kidney or heart disease?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, do not take Borodine tablets before consulting your doctor.

After taking borodine tablets
Borodine tablets, like many other medicines, may cause side-effects in some people.

If you faint, stop taking Borodine tablets and tell your doctor immediately.
In addition Borodine tablets may cause problems with your vision, hair loss, depression or confusion, yellowing of your skin or your eyes.

If you have these effects whilst taking Borodine tablets tell your doctor immediately.
Other side-effects are dizziness or headaches, and indigestion or stomach ache. However, these effects are often mild and usually wear off after a few days’ treatment. If they last for more than a few days, tell your doctor.

Questions 6-13
Look at the patient information leaflet on the following reading page. Match each of the following sentences with TWO possible endings A-M from the box below.

Write the appropriate letters A-M in boxes 6-13 on your answer sheet.

Example Answer
Borodine table should not be given to …… A and M

Questions 6 and 7
Borodine tablets might be used to treat……

Questions 8 and 9
You must ask your doctor before taking Borodine tablets if you are already being treated for ……

Questions 10 and 11
You do not need to consult your doctor immediately if Borodine tablets give you ……

Questions 12 and 13
You must consult your doctor at once if you find Borodine tablets cause……

Possible Endings
A. Children under 12 years of age.
B. A headache.
C. An uncomfortable feeling in your stomach.
D. Symptoms similar to a cold.
E. A change in your skin color.
F. Anything treated by a prescription medicine.
G. A kidney complaint.
H. A whitening of the eyes.
I. Sore or broken skin.
J. A fungal infection.
K. A feeling of sadness.
L. Shortness of breath.
M. A woman expecting a child.

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