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Revised: 12/2017

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 :
AMINOLEBAN EN powder mix
 Active ingredient:
Oral nutrient for patients with liver failure, consisting of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, electrolytes, and vitamins
 Dosage form:
white to pale yellow powder
 Print on wrapping:
(Front)アミノレバンEN配合散, 50g(粉末), 約200kcal, 1包, Aminoleban EN powder mix, コーヒー味 or フルーツ味

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is rich in branched-chain amino acids known to detoxify ammonia and promote protein synthesis, and it also contains carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and micronutrients for which dietary intake alone tends to be insufficient. The medicine supplements these nutritional components and enhances liver function to improve complications such as hepatic encephalopathy in patients with hepatic insufficiency.
It is usually used to improve nutritional state in patients with chronic hepatic insufficiency accompanied by hepatic encephalopathy.

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 an allergy to milk.
  • 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, reconstitute one package (50 g) of this medicine at a time with approx. 180 mL of room-temperature water or warm water (approx. 50 degrees Celsius) and ingest 3 times a day with meals (approx. 200 kcal/200 mL at one time). The dosage may be adjusted according to your age, or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Take the solution within 10 hours after preparation. If you should need to store the solution after preparation, store it in a cool place such as a refrigerator.
  • Do not reconstitute this medicine with hot water (hotter than approx. 50 degrees Celsius), as this will cause protein denaturation.
  • You may add some dietary fiber-rich vegetable according to your taste preference, but do not add fruit juice because the acidity may cause the solution to become gelatinous.
  • If you have difficulty taking the solution due to the taste, reconstitute the medicine with approx. 230 mL of room-temperature water or warm water to prepare a solution at a concentration of approx. 0.8 kcal/mL (approx. 200 kcal/250 mL).
  • If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember it. You should not 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

  • Follow the dietary instructions given by your hospital.
  • As the daily dose (150 g) of this medication accounts for 40.5 g of protein and a total calorie intake of 639 kcal, take the remainder of your required daily nutrition through meals. Follow the dietary instructions of your doctor or dietitian regarding the content of your meals.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, diarrhea, bloating, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, epigastric pain/abdominal pain, edema, and headache/dull headache. 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.
  • cold sweat, palpitation, trembling [hypoglycemia]
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.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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