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Revised: 4/2013

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 :
CALVAN TABLETS 25
 Active ingredient:
Bevantolol hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter 6.1 mm, thickness 2.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
Calvan25、NCCG、カルバン25

Effects of this medicine

This medicine reduces heart rate by β1-blocking activity and dilates peripheral blood vessels by α1-blockng activity to lower blood pressure.
It is usually used to treat hypertension.

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 diabetic ketoacidosis, metabolic acidosis, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, bradycardia, untreated pheochromocytoma, bronchial asthma or renal/hepatic dysfunction.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly 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 (50 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day. If the effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 8 tablets (200 mg) a day. It may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. 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 dizziness and lightheadedness. Avoid performing dangerous operations such as driving a car or working at heights.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include bradycardia, palpitation, rash, eczema or itch. 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.
  • general edema, breathing difficulty, orthopnea (easy breathing in upright position than when lying down) [heart failure, atrioventricular block, sinus node dysfunction]
  • wheeze (whistling sound), breathing difficulty after moving, respiratory distress [asthma attack, breathing difficulty]
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 moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist and the medical institution how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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