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Revised: 10/2019

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 :
MEPTIN Air 10mcg 100 Puffs
 Active ingredient:
Procaterol hydrochloride hydrate
 Dosage form:
aerosol formulation for inhalation with dose counter, (container) white, (cap) light blue
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine dilates the bronchi to allow easier breathing.
Patients with bronchial asthma use this medicine when they develop an asthma attack.
It is usually used to improve symptoms (breathing difficulty, etc.) of bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, or pulmonary emphysema.

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 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, inhale 2 puffs (20 mcg of active ingredient) at a time, and for children, inhale 1 puff (10 mcg of active ingredient) at a time. The dosage may be adjusted according to age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructed dosing schedule. The maximum dosage is restricted to 4 times daily (8 puffs for adults and 4 puffs for children). Strictly follow the instructed inhalation method.
  • Follow the instructions of your doctor or pharmacist, and read the instruction leaflet carefully before using this medicine (the instruction leaflet is written in Japanese only).
  • Patients with asthma should use this medicine only when they develop an asthma attack. This medicine cannot treat airway inflammation.
  • Shake the inhaler well before using and press the button firmly at the time of inhaling. The inhaler contains 100 puffs. Do not use the inhaler after the dose counter reads "0".
  • On a new inhaler the dose counter reads "102". Remove the cap and shake the inhaler well. First spray 2 puffs into the air until the dose counter reads "100" before using. Do not drop the inhaler on the floor, since this may cause the counter to indicate an incorrect number due to the impact.
  • Always gargle after inhaling this medicine.
  • Never inhale 2 doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Excessive use of this medicine may cause arrhythmia or cardiac arrest. Special care should therefore be taken not to exceed the recommended dose of this medicine at the time of asthmatic episodes.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include palpitation, tachycardia, increase in blood pressure, hot flush, tremor, headache/dull headache, numbness of hands, dizziness, nausea/vomiting and abnormal tracheal or pharyngo-laryngeal sensation. 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.
  • facial pallor, cold sweat, dizziness on standing up [shock]
  • swelling around the eyes or mouth, hives, respiratory distress [anaphylaxis]
  • lassitude, respiratory distress, dry mouth [serious decrease in serum potassium]
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

  • Be sure to put the cap back on the mouthpiece after inhaling and place the inhaler in the carrying bag.
  • Do not disassemble the body of the inhaler (other than removing the cap and the mouthpiece). Keep the mouthpiece clean by frequently rinsing it thoroughly under warm running water, after detaching it from the body of the inhaler. Do not wash the body of the inhaler with water.
  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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