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Revised: 4/2016

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 :
AMISALIN TABLETS 250mg
 Active ingredient:
Procainamide hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white to pale yellowish white tablet (diameter: 10.2 mm, thickness: 5.9 mm)
 Print on wrapping:
アミサリン250mg, Amisalin250mg, 不整脈のお薬です

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses ectopic automaticity and impulse conduction of cardiac muscle to decrease irritability, and consequently controls arrhythmia attribute to impulse formation disorder of myocardial cells.
It is usually used in the treatment and prevention of various arrhythmias.

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: impulse conduction disorder (atrioventricular block, sinoatrial block, bundle branch block, etc.), congestive heart failure, or myasthenia gravis.
  • 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, take 1 to 2 tablets (0.25 to 0.5 g of the active ingredient) at a time, at intervals of 3 to 6 hours. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. 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 follow 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 the 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 nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, visual hallucination, auditory hallucination, fever, rash 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.
  • palpitation, chest pain, consciousness disturbance  [ventricular tachycardia, ventricular flutter, ventricular fibrillation]
  • breathing difficulty, sweating, edema  [heart failure]
  • fever, joint pain, malaise  [SLE-like symptoms]
  • fever, throat pain, muscular pain  [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 out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture (the medicine has hygroscopic nature).
  • 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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