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Revised: 7/2016

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 :
Ofev Capsules 150mg
 Active ingredient:
Nintedanib ethanesulfonate
 Dosage form:
brown opaque capsule, major axis: approx. 17.6 mm, diameter: approx. 7.1 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) Ofev 150mg, オフェブ, 湿気に注意, 150mg, 温度25度以下で保存, 150, 服用直前にシートから取り出してください(Back) オフェブ 150mg, 温度25度以下で保存, 湿気に注意, Boehringer Ingelheim, 服用直前にシートから取り出してください

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor which inhibits proliferation, migration, etc. of fibroblasts representing essential mechanisms of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis pathology, resulting in reduction of decline in lung function.
It is usually used to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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: liver dysfunction, a history of thromboembolism and predisposition to thromboembolism or predisposition to bleeding.
    If you are under anticoagulative treatment.
    If you are scheduled to have surgical operation or have a history of surgery.
  • 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 1 capsule (150 mg of nintedanib) at a time, twice daily, after breakfast and dinner. The dosage may be reduced to 100 mg of nintedanib at a time, twice daily, according to the symptoms. This preparation contains 150 mg of nintedanib in a capsule. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Take capsules with a cup of water without chewing.
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. Do not exceed the maximum daily dose of 2 capsules (300 mg). 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

  • Taking this medicine may be associated with liver dysfunction. Therefore patients will need to undergo liver function testing periodically. Patients with liver dysfunction will need to undergo more frequent liver function tests.
  • Pay attention that St. John's wort (a kind of herb) may diminish medicinal effects.
  • If you have a possibility of pregnancy, use adequate contraception while you are taking this medicine and for at least three months after the last dose of this medicine.
  • Avoid breastfeeding while you are taking this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, decreased appetite, nausea and abdominal pain. 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.
  • muddy or watery stool, sweating, nausea, severe abdominal pain [severe diarrhea]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes, nausea, itching [liver dysfunction]
  • pain or swelling of foot, chest pain, breathing difficulty, paralysis or numbness of limbs [thromboembolism]
  • nose bleeding, gum bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding of limbs (bruise) [decreased platelets]
  • severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomit [gastrointestinal perforation]
  • dry cough, shortness of breath, fever (if you newly experience these symptoms or feel them getting worse) [interstitial pneumonia]
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 blow 25℃ and away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Get out from a sheet just before taking this medicine since this medicine is susceptible to moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Seek advice of your pharmacy or medical institution about proper disposal of the unused medicines.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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