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Revised: 10/2013

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 :
Solmiran Granular Capsules 600 mg
 Active ingredient:
Ethyl icosapentate
 Dosage form:
pale yellow granular soft capsule, diameter: approx. 1.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
TJN 262

Effects of this medicine

This medicine prevents blood clots in the vessels by the effect of antiplatelet, retaining arterious distensibility and reducing serum lipids.
It is usually used to improve ulcers, pain and coldness associated with arteriosclerosis obliterans and treat hyperlipidemia.

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 fish allergy.
    If you are bleeding.
  • 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 ulcers, pain and coldness associated with arteriosclerosis obliterans : In general, for adults, take 1.3 g (600 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, three times a day, right after each meal. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms.
    For hyperlipidemia : In general, for adults, take 1.95 g (900 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, twice a day, or 1.3 g (600 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, three times a day, right after each meal. If the triglyceride level is abnormal, the dosage may be increased up to 1.95 g (900 mg) at a time, three times a day, depending on the degree of abnormality.
    This medicine contains 600 mg of the active ingredient in a packet (1.3 g) .Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Make sure to take this medicine right after meals since the absorption of the medicine will be reduced if you take it on an empty stomach. Take this medicine with water and swallow it without chewing.
  • 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 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

  • Strictly follow the instructions on dietary/exercise therapy. It is important to do dietary/exercise therapy to reduce fat in the blood.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, anemia, diarrhea, nausea and stomach discomfort. 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 in skin and white of 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 light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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