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Revised: 8/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
MEVALOTIN TABLETS 5
 Active ingredient:
Pravastatin sodium
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 6.5 mm, thickness: 2.1 mm
 Print on wrapping:
メバロチン5, 231, Mevalotin 5, メバロチン5mg, 高脂血症のお薬です

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits the production of cholesterol in the liver by HMG-CoA reductase inhibitory effect and reduces blood cholesterol and improves serum lipid.
It is usually used to treat hyperlipidemia/familial hypercholesterolemia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (10 mg of the active ingredient) once a day, or in 2 divided doses a day. The dose may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. If symptoms are severe, the dose may be increased up to 4 tablets (20 mg) a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Strictly follow instructions on dietary/exercise therapy.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, itch, erythema, loss of hair, photosensitivity and anemia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • muscle pain, feeling of weakness, red-brown urine  [rhabdomyolysis]
  • general fatigue, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin/white of eyes  [liver disorders]
  • nose/gums bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding in the limbs  [thrombocytopenia]
  • fever, cough, breathing difficulty  [interstitial pneumonia]
  • muscle stiffness, muscle pain, muscular weakness  [myopathy, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy]
  • numbness/pain in the limbs, reduced sensory perception  [peripheral neuropathy]
  • fever, fatigability, weight loss  [hypersensitivity (lupus-like syndrome)]
  • fever, joint pain, purple or red macula in legs or arms  [hypersensitivity (vasculitis)]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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