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Revised: 1/2015

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 :
PENTASA Enema 1g
 Active ingredient:
Mesalazine
 Dosage form:
white to pale yellow suspension enema
 Print on wrapping:
ペンタサ注腸1g 1本 (100mL) KP-008

Effects of this medicine

This medicine eliminates activated oxygen released from inflammatory cells and inhibits the synthesis of leukotriene. It suppresses development of inflammation and tissue damage, and consequently improves abdominal pain and hematochezia.
It is usually used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

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 have renal or hepatic disorder.
  • 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))
  • In general, for adults, instill a pack of enema (1 g of the active ingredient) into the rectum daily. The dosage may be decreased according to the age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor and pharmacist.
  • Take out from the package immediately before using, and shake the container well.
  • If you miss a dose, use a dose as soon as possible when you remember that you missed a rectal instillation. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, hives, erythema, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, discomfort and defecation urgency. 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.
  • fever, breathing difficulty, dry cough  [interstitial lung disease]
  • chest pain, fever, breathing difficulty  [myocarditis, pericarditis, pleuritis]
  • fever, decreased urine output, breathing difficulty  [interstitial nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, deteriorated renal function, acute renal failure]
  • anemic tendency, bleeding tendency, fever  [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia]
  • general fatigue, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin/eyes [hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • severe pain in the upper abdomen or lower back, fever, nausea, vomiting  [pancreatitis]
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 light, heat and moisture.
  • Use the pack immediately after opening. Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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