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Published: 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 :
ETIZOLAM TABLETS 0.5mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Etizolam
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter 6.6mm, thickness 3.0mm
 Print on wrapping:
Tw771, エチゾラム0.5mg, 0.5mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on benzodiazepine receptors to relieve anxiety and tension. It also relieves muscle tone.
It is usually used to improve physical sign in neurosis, depression, psychosomatic diseases (hypertension, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer), schizophrenia, cervical spondylosis, lower back pain and muscle-contraction headache. It is also usually used to improve anxiety, tension, depression and sleep disorder.

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 acute narrow-angle glaucoma or myasthenia gravis
  • 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 neurosis and depression: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (1 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day.
    For psychosomatic diseases, cervical spondylosis, lower back pain and muscle-contraction headache: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (0.5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day.
    For sleep disorder: In general, for adults, take 2 to 6 tablets (1 to 3 mg of the active ingredient) at a time before bedtime.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to your disease, age and symptoms in any case. However, for aged patients, it should not exceed 3 tablets (1.5 mg) per day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next 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

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness and lack of attention, concentration and reflex movement. Avoid operating machinery with potential risk such as driving a car.
  • Drinking alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine since it may cause lack of perception and motor function.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, hives, itch, erythema, drowsiness, unstableness or malaise. 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.
  • unable to control addiction to the medicine, convulsion/anxiety/hallucination/insomnia caused by discontinuation of the medicine [dependence]
  • fever, muscle stiffness of limbs, difficulty in swallowing [malignant syndrome]
  • muscle pain, weakness, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
  • fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing in skin and white of eye [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
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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