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Revised: 3/2009

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 :
Effortil Tablets 5mg
 Active ingredient:
Etilefrine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white tablet (diameter: 6.0mm, thickness: 2.5mm)
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) Effortil Tablets 5mg, 05E
(Back) エホチール錠5mg, company logo, Boehringer Ingelheim, recycle mark

Effects of this medicine

By increasing myocardial contractility, this medicine increases the volume of blood pumped out into the systemic circulation and raises blood pressure.
Usually, this medicine is used to treat hypotension (essential, symptomatic and orthostatic) and retinal artery blood flow disorder.

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

  • If you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have hyperthyroidism, hypertension, congestive heart failure or coronary failure.
  • If you are already pregnant or are 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: usually for adults, one to two tablet(s) (5-10mg of etilefrine hydrochloride) are orally administered three times daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to patient's age and severity of symptoms. Follow your doctor's instructions.
  • If you are ordered to take this medicine on regular schedule and you missed a dose, take as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop your medication without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: heart pounding, thirst/dry mouth, nausea, rash.
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.
No pertinent entries.
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 the reach of children. Store away from heat, moisture and light.
  • Discard unused medicine.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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