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Published: 7/2008

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 :
DEAMELIN†S Tablets 250mg
 Active ingredient:
Glyclopyramide
 Dosage form:
white tablet (major axis: 13.0 mm, minor axis: 5.5 mm, thickness: 4.2 mm)
 Print on wrapping:
face: デアメリンS錠250mg, KP-105, back: DEAMELIN・S Tab.250mg, デアメリンS錠250mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on the pancreas to stimulate insulin secretion, and consequently lowers blood glucose.
It is usually used in the treatment of insulin-independent diabetes mellitus.

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

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are a patient with ketosis, diabetic coma or precoma, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, hepatic or renal disorder, infections, an injury, diarrhea, or gastrointestinal disorder.
    If you are before or after undergoing a surgery.
  • If you are 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))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take a half to one tablet (125-250 mg of the active ingredient) daily. The dosage may be increased as necessary and the maintenance dose will be determined. However, the maximum daily dose is limited to 2 tablets (500 mg). If you instructed to take the medicine once daily, take it before or after breakfast, or twice daily, before or after breakfast and supper. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Strictly follow diet and exercise therapy instructed by your doctor.
  • The medicine may cause hypoglycemia. Pay close attention to avoid any accident when you work at heights, drive a car or operate dangerous machinery after taking the medicine.
  • If you noticed any symptoms of hypoglycemia (sweating, hungry feeling, shaky limbs, etc.), take sugar or juice including glucose and consult with your doctor. To take a measure for these symptoms, carry sugar with you.
  • Tell your family members that you take the medicine in case that impairment of consciousness (one of the symptoms of hypoglycemia) occurs.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: hypoglycemia, loss of appetite, abdominal discomfort, etc.
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.
  • sweating, hungry feeling, shaky limbs  [hypoglycemia]
  • symptom of anemia, bleeding tendency, sore throat  [aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis]
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 the medicine out of the reach of children. Store it away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Do not store the remainder and ask your pharmacist how to discard it.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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