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Revised: 9/2010

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 :
CLOTIAZEPAM TABLETS 5mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Clotiazepam
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter 6.5 mm, thickness 3.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
Tw L0, クロチアゼパム「トーワ」, 5mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on benzodiazepine receptors and improves affective disorders, such as anxiety and tension.
It is usually used for physical symptoms associated with psychosomatic diseases (gastrointestinal disorder, circulatory disorder), anxiety, tension, hypochondriasis, depression and sleep disorder, as a preanesthetic agent or for the treatment of dizziness, shoulder muscle stiffness and anorexia associated with dysautonomia.

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 have 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))
  • Psychosomatic diseases, dysautonomia: In general, for adults, take 1 to 2 tablets (5 to 10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to disease, age
    and symptoms of the patient.
    Preanesthetic medication: In general, take 2 to 3 tablets (10 to 15 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, before bedtime or before surgery.
    Strictly follow the instructions in all cases.
  • If you miss a dose, take a 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 sleepiness and lack of attention/concentration/reflex movement. Avoid operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car.
  • Be careful when drinking alcohol, as alcohol may cause decreases in mental, perceptual or motor functions.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include sleepiness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, rash, itch, and 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.
  • convulsive attack, insomnia, hallucination  [dependence]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes [liver 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 direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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