くすりのしおり

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Revised: 1/2013

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 :
GASCON Tab. 40mg
 Active ingredient:
Dimethicone
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 8.6 mm, thickness: 4.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ガスコン40mg, GS40, GASCON, 消化管内ガス駆除剤

Effects of this medicine

This medicine unites small gas blocks in gastrointestinal tracts together to be excreted easily.
It is usually used to improve abdominal symptoms attribute to gas in the gastrointestinal tracts, to eliminate foamy mucus in the stomach in gastroscopy, or to eliminate intestinal gas in x-ray examination of the abdomen.

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 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>>
  • For improvement of abdominal symptoms: In general, for adults, take 40 to 80 mg of the active ingredient at a time, three times daily, after or between meals.
    For x-ray examination of the abdomen: In general, for adults, take 40 to 80 mg of the active ingredient at a time, three times daily, after or between meals 3 to 4 days prior to the x-ray examination.
    For gastroscopy: In general, for adults, take 40 to 80 mg of the active ingredient at a time with approx. 10 mL of water, 15 to 40 minutes before the gastroscopy.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms in any case. Strictly follow the instructions.
    This preparation contains 40 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, 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 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 loose stool, discomfort in stomach, diarrhea and abdominal pain. 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.
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 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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