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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 :
BENIDIPINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS 2mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Benidipine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
yellow tablet, diameter 6.1mm, thickness 2.6mm
 Print on wrapping:
Tw220, ベニジピン塩酸塩2mg, 2mg, 高血圧または狭心症の薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks calcium inflow into cells and consequently dilates constricted vessels to decrease blood pressure. It also dilates coronary arteries of the heart to prevent developing anginal attacks.
It is usually used to treat hypertension, renal parenchymal hypertension and angina pectoris.

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 cardiogenic shock.
  • 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))
  • Hypertension and renal parenchymal hypertension : In general, for adults, take 1 to 2 tablets (2 to 4mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day, after breakfast. The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms of the patient. If the effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 4 tablets (8mg) at a time. In case of severe hypertension, take 2 to 4 tablets (4 to 8mg) at a time, once a day, after breakfast.
    Angina pectoris : In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (4mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 2 times a day, after breakfast and dinner. The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms of the patient.
    Strictly follow the instructions in any case.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow 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 etc. due to decreased blood pressure. Be aware of operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car and working at heights.
  • Do not take grapefruit juice and the medicine together as it may intensify the hypotensive effect of the medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include palpitation, hot flash, headache, rash, itch, photosensitivity and gynecomastia. 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 malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing 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. Ask the pharmacist or medical facility how to discard unneeded medicine.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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