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Revised: 9/2019

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 :
SAMTIREL Oral Suspension 15%
 Active ingredient:
Atovaquone
 Dosage form:
bright yellow oral liquid
 Print on wrapping:
(face) gsk, サムチレール内用懸濁液15%, アトバコン内用懸濁液, 750mg/5mL (back) gsk, サムチレール内用懸濁液15%, SAMTIREL Oral Suspension 15%, 750mg/5mL

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits proliferation of fungi (Pneumocystis jiroveci) which is causing opportunistic infection of pneumocystis pneumonia to improve symptoms and suppress symptom onset.
It is usually used to treat pneumocystis pneumonia and to suppress symptom onset.

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 the treatment of pneumocystis pneumonia: In general, for adults, take 5 mL (750 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day, after meals for 21 days.
    For suppressing symptom onset of pneumocystis pneumonia: In general, for adults, take 10 mL (1,500 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day, after a meal.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose after the next meal. However, if you already have had the last meal of the day, you do not have to take the missed dose on the day. Skip it and follow your regular dosing schedule from the next day. 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 nausea, rash, diarrhea, headache, vomit and fever. 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, red rash, rash in the oral mucous membrane with pain [muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome, erythema multiform]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, nausea [severe liver dysfunction]
  • sore throat, chills, fever [agranulocytosis, decreased white blood cells]
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 at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, moisture and freezing.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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