くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 4/2014

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 :
EDARAVONE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION 30mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Edaravone
 Dosage form:
injection
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Effects of this medicine

This medicine scavenges free radicals which increase in region with poor blood flow and protects brain.
It is usually used to improve symptoms of cerebral infarction such as paralysis/numbness of limbs, performance impairment in daily life or improves condition to carry out normal activity.

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/hepatic/heart disorder, infectious disease, depressed consciousness or impaired mind.
  • 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, administered by intravenous infusion for 30 min twice a day.
  • The treatment span depends on your symptoms, but should not exceed 14 days.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Receive blood tests frequently (the frequency depends on your symptoms) to check your renal/hepatic/blood function.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, redness, swelling, wheal (pink and sharply-defined raised rash), itch, and erythema. 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.
  • decreased urine output, swelling, headache [acute renal failure, nephrotic syndrome]
  • loss of appetite, dullness, nausea [severe hepatitis, impaired liver function, jaundice]
  • nose/gum/subcutaneous bleeding [thrombocytopenia, granulocytopenia]
  • palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness, ear ringing [disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome]
  • fever, cough, sputum, respiratory distress [acute pulmonary disorder]
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

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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