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Revised: 6/2013

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 :
PENTASA Suppositories 1g
 Active ingredient:
Mesalazine
 Dosage form:
white to pale-tan oblong suppositories with spotted surface, major axis about 25mm, minor axis about 11mm, thickness about 9mm
 Print on wrapping:
(face)ペンタサ坐剤1g,
(back)ペンタサ坐剤1g, PENTASA Suppositories1g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine eliminates activated oxygen released from inflammatory cells and inhibits the synthesis of leukotriene. It suppresses development of inflammation and tissue damage, and consequently improves abdominal pain and hematochezia.
It is usually used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

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 a patient with renal or hepatic disorder.
  • 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, insert 1 suppository (1 g of the active ingredient) into the rectum daily. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor and pharmacist.
  • If you miss a dose, use a dose as soon as possible. You should never use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using 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 rash, urticaria, erythema, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, headache and pain of the anus. 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, breathing difficulty, dry cough  [interstitial lung disease]
  • chest pain, fever, breathing difficulty  [myocarditis, pericarditis, pleuritis]
  • fever, decreased urine output, breathing difficulty  [interstitial nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, deteriorated renal function, acute renal failure]
  • anemic tendency, bleeding tendency, fever  [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia]
  • general fatigue, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin/eyes [hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • severe pain in the upper abdomen or lower back, fever, nausea, vomiting  [pancreatitis]
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 the medicine out of the reach of children. Store it away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Use the pack immediately after opening. 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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