Digesic Tablets 100 (5 x 20)


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S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

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This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Digesic Tablets 100 (5 x 20)

Digesic Tablets 100 (5 x 20)

Product ID: 39971
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Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

onsumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about DI-GESIC. It does not contain all the available information and does not take the place of talking with your doctor.

All medicines have risks and benefits.

Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking DI-GESIC against the benefits they expect it will have for you. Your doctor has had the benefit of taking a full and detailed history from you and is in the best position to make an expert judgement to meet your individual needs.

If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet with this medicine.

You may need to read it again. What DI-GESIC is used for DI-GESIC is used to provide relief from mild to moderate pain. DI-GESIC belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics. Analgesics help provide pain relief. DI-GESIC contains an opioid analgesic. Your doctor may have prescribed DI-GESIC for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why DI-GESIC has been prescribed for you.

Before taking DI-GESIC

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions or if you have ever experienced any of these conditions.

When you must not take DI-GESIC

You must not take DI-GESIC

if you have had an allergic reaction to DI-GESIC, to any other products containing dextropropoxyphene, to paracetamol or to any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet (see 'Product Description').

Signs of an allergic reaction may include a skin rash, itching, shortness of breath or swelling of the face, lips or tongue.
if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or the tablets do not look quite right.
if the expiry date on the pack has passed.

If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well. Do not use alcohol while taking DI-GESIC if you have a history of alcoholism or substance abuse.

Do not take other paracetamol containing products if you have taken 12 DI-GESIC tablets in a day.

Your total daily intake of paracetamol should not exceed 4g.

Before you take DI-GESIC

You must tell your doctor

if you have or have had the following medical conditions:
kidney disease
liver disease
anaemia, a condition in which there is a decreased number of red blood cells.
if you have had any allergies to any other medicines or any other substances, such as foods, preservatives or dyes.
if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

Some medicines may be affected by DI-GESIC or may affect how well it works. These include:

tranquillisers, medicines that calm you down
antidepressants, medicines to treat depression
sedatives, medicines that help you sleep
muscle relaxants eg. orphenadrine
any other central nervous system depressant drugs
anticonvulsants eg. carbamazepine
anticoagulants, medicines that prevent blood clotting eg. warfarin.

Your doctor or pharmacist has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking DI-GESIC.

Do not give DI-GESIC to children.

The safety of DI-GESIC in children has not been established. How to take DI-GESIC How much to take

Your doctor will tell you how many DI-GESIC tablets you should take.

Do not take more than the dosage recommended by your doctor or pharmacist even if you are not getting pain relief.

The usual adult dose is two tablets taken every 4 hours or as required for pain.

Take no more than 12 DI-GESIC tablets per day.

DI-GESIC can produce drug dependence when taken in higher than recommended doses over long periods of time.

How to take it

Swallow DI-GESIC tablets whole with a glass of water.

When to take it

DI-GESIC tablets can be taken with or without food.

How long to take it

Your doctor will decide how long you should take DI-GESIC.

If you forget to take it

If you forget to take your medicine, take your dose as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.

Taking more of this medicine does not necessarily mean greater pain relief.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26), or go to casualty at your nearest hospital, if you think you or anyone else has taken too much DI-GESIC. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

You may need urgent medical attention.

While you are taking DI-GESIC

Things you must do

Tell all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking DI-GESIC.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist before you start any new medicine.

If you become pregnant while you are taking DI-GESIC, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

You should avoid alcohol while you are taking DI-GESIC.

DI-GESIC and alcohol in combination are dangerous and may lead to symptoms of overdose (difficulty breathing, confusion, anxiety, severe drowsiness and dizziness).

Things you must not do

Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how DI-GESIC affects you.

DI-GESIC may make you drowsy or dizzy.

Do not give DI-GESIC to anyone else.

Your doctor has prescribed it for you and your condition.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking DI-GESIC.

Like other medicines, DI-GESIC may cause some unwanted side effects. These are likely to vary from patient to patient. Some side effects may be related to the dose of DI-GESIC. It is important that you tell your doctor as soon as possible about any unwanted effects. Your doctor may then decide to adjust the dose of DI-GESIC you are taking.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following common side effects and they worry you:


The severity of some of these side effects may be lessened if you lie down.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following side effects:

stomach pain
skin rashes
allergic reactions
muscle weakness
sensation of extreme happiness, known as euphoria
abnormal mood
minor visual disturbances
bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
frequent infections such as fever, severe chills, sore throat or mouth ulcers.

Some of these may be serious side effects of DI-GESIC. You may need medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.

If any of the following happen, stop taking DI-GESIC and tell your doctor immediately or go to casualty at your nearest hospital:

yellowing of your skin or eyes known as jaundice
abnormal thought processes known as psychoses.

These are very rare side effects. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.

Tell your doctor if you notice anything unusual or if you are concerned about any aspect of your health, even if you think the problems are not connected with this medicine and are not referred to in this leaflet.

After taking DI-GESIC


Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them.

Keep your tablets in a cool, dry place where the temperature stays below 25 °C.

Keep all medicines where young children cannot reach them.

There is an expiry date (month, year) on your DI-GESIC container.

The medicine should not be taken after this date because it may have lost some of its strength.


If your doctor tells you to stop taking DI-GESIC or you find that the tablets have passed their expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any tablets that are left over.

Product Description

What it looks like

DI-GESIC tablets are white and are marked with "DI-GESIC".

DI-GESIC is available in blister packs of 20 tablets for retail supply and blister packs of 50 tablets for hospital supply.


Active Ingredients:

dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride (32.5 mg)
paracetamol (325 mg).

Inactive Ingredients:

magnesium stearate
titanium dioxide.
DI-GESIC is a product of:

Dista Products
112 Wharf Road
Australian Registration Number:
AUST R 52509
This leaflet was revised in
November 1999.

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