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Revised: 10/2019

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 :
MEPTIN Tablets 50mcg
 Active ingredient:
Procaterol hydrochloride hydrate
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 6 mm, thickness: 2.1 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Front) メプチン錠, OG 21, Otsuka, 50μg (Back) メプチン錠50μg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine dilates the bronchi to allow easier breathing.
It is usually used to improve symptoms (breathing difficulty, etc.) of bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, or acute bronchitis.

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))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (50 mcg of active ingredient) at a time once daily before bedtime or twice daily in the morning and before bedtime. The dosage may be adjusted according to age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your 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. Since continuous use of excessive amounts of this medicine may cause arrhythmia and cardiac arrest, care should be taken not to exceed the recommended dose of this medicine.
  • 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 palpitation, tachycardia, tremor, headache, dizziness, nausea, stomach discomfort, and rash. 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.
  • pale face, cold sweat, dizziness on standing up [shock]
  • swelling around the eyes or mouth, hives, respiratory distress [anaphylaxis]
  • lassitude, respiratory distress, dry mouth [serious decrease in serum potassium]
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 light, 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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