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Published: 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 :
Lotriga 2g
 Active ingredient:
Omega-3-Acid ethyl esters
 Dosage form:
colorless to light-yellow clear spherical capsule, major axis 4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)ロトリガ粒状カプセル2g, 2g, 2001, (Back)LOTRIGA 2g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits lipid (triglyceride) secretion from the liver and promotes disappearance of triglyceride from the blood, to lower the blood level of triglycerides.
Usually, used for treatment of hyperlipidemia.

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 bleeding (hemophilia, capillary fragility, urinary tract bleeding, gastrointestinal ulceration, hemoptysis, vitreous hemorrhage, ets.).
    If you are scheduled for surgery.
  • 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 pack at a time per day, just after a meal. The dosage should be increased according to triglyceride level, but 1 pack at a time, twice a day, is the upper limit of dosage. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • You should take this medicine just after a meal because its absorption is decreased by taking on an empty stomach.
  • You should take this medicine without chewing.
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue 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

  • Strictly adhere to dietary instructions given and to kinesitherapy prescribed.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, rash, and itching. 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.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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