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Revised: 5/2016

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 :
LANSOPRAZOLE OD TABLETS 15mg "TOWA" [for elimination of Helicobacter pylori]
 Active ingredient:
Lansoprazole
 Dosage form:
white to yellowish white tablet with red-orange to dark-brown flecks, diameter 9.0 mm, thickness 4.7 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ランソプラゾールOD「トーワ」,15mg,口腔内崩壊錠,胃酸を抑える薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine enhances antimicrobial activity of antimicrobial drugs by elevating pH in the stomach via inhibition of the proton pump in the gastric mucosa.
Used concomitantly with two different antimicrobial agents for treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection which leads to development of gastric ulcer/duodenal ulcer, gastric MALT lymphoma, or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. This medicine may also be used in endoscopic therapy for early gastric cancer.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you have liver 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, take 2 tablets (30 mg of the active ingredient) twice a day for 7 days. Also take two different antibiotics concomitantly while taking the medicine. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • This medicine is orally-disintegrating tablet. Use either one of the following two methods to take it.
    (1) Take this medicine with water or lukewarm water like an ordinary tablet.
    (2) Place the tablet on your tongue, crush lightly with your tongue and swallow with saliva. However, do not take this medicine without water while in lying position.
  • If you missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If there is less than 5 hours to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your regular time. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than prescribed), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported side effects include loose stool, diarrhea, taste abnormality, enlarged feeling of abdomen, rash, itching, etc. 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.
  • generalized rash, facial swelling, breathlessness [anaphylactic reaction/shock]
  • dullness, fever, shortness of breath, nose bleeding/subcutaneous hemorrhage, red-brown urine [pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, granulocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, decreased platelet count, anemia]
  • yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dullness, loss of appetite [serious liver dysfunction]
  • fever, general malaise, rash and redness on the skin/eyes and in mouth [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous-ocular syndrome]
  • abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea [serious colitis]
  • fever, dry cough, breathlessness [interstitial pneumonia]
  • fever, rash, joint pain [interstitial nephritis]
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 humidity.
  • 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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