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Revised: 8/2008

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 "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Benidipine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
yellow tablet, diameter: 6.1 mm, thickness: 3.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ベニジピン塩酸塩, 2mg「サワイ」, SW-BN2

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks the calcium channel to suppress inflow of calcium into cells, leading to expansion of blood vessels and decrease in blood pressure. It also expands blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrition to the heart to improve or prevent chest pain.
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 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))
  • For hypertension and renal parenchymal hypertension: In general, for adults, take 1 to 2 tablets (2 to 4 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day after breakfast. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. However, if the effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 4 tablets (8 mg) a day. For severe hypertension, take 2 to 4 tablets (4 to 8 mg) at a time, once a day after breakfast.
    For angina pectoris: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (4 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day after breakfast/dinner. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. 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 or light headedness due to decreased blood pressure. Pay close attention when working at heights or operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice with this medicine, since it may intensify medicinal effects.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include palpitation, flushing of the face, 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.
  • loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes, general malaise [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 your pharmacist on how to discard the remainder.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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