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Revised: 7/2015

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 :
MUCOSTA Ophthalmic Suspension UD 2%
 Active ingredient:
Rebamipide
 Dosage form:
white, aqueous, sterile ophthalmic suspension (filled in 0.35 mL plastic bottle), (bottle) colorless, (label) pink
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine enhances the production of mucin, a component of tears, to stabilize tear film and thereby improve corneal epithelium damage.
It is usually used to treat dry eye.

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 wear contact lenses.
  • 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, instill 1 drop at a time, 4 times daily. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Since the medicine is a suspension, hold the lower part of the container and flick toward the widened part to disperse the medicine before instilling.
  • Avoid touching the eye directly with the tip of the container when instilling the medicine.
  • After instillation, close the eyes and press the area of the lacrimal sac for 1 to 5 minutes before re-opening the eyes.
  • Wipe any excess medicine around the eyes with clean gauze or tissue.
  • This medicine is a single use disposal preparation. Dispose of any medicine remaining in the container after use.
  • If you need to instill another ophthalmic solution, wait at least 5 minutes between each instillation.
  • If you miss a dose, instill a dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Since the medicine is a white aqueous suspension, the front of eyes may turn white or the vision may be blurred temporarily after instillation. Pay attention when you operate machines or drive a car.
  • The active ingredient of the medicine may be adsorbed onto the surface of soft contact lenses. If you experience an unusual ocular sensation, consult with your doctor.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include bitter taste, eye irritation, eye pruritus, and blurred vision. 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.
  • teary eyes, discharge from the eyes, strange sensation in the eyes [lacrimal duct obstruction, dacryocystitis]
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 reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Store the medicine in the light-resistant bag supplied together with the medicine.
  • Store the medicine with the instillation tip facing upward.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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