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Published: 2/2014

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 :
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE HYDRATE TABLETS 15mg " NP"
 Active ingredient:
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide hydrate
 Dosage form:
white tablet with split line, diameter: 8.0 mm, thickness: 2.8 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) デキストロメトルファン臭化水素酸塩15mg「NP」, 15, TP-135,デキストロメトルファン, (Back) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE15mg「NP」, デキストロメトルファン臭化水素酸塩15

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts directly on the cough center located in the brain, elevates cough reflex threshold level and shows anti-tussive (cough) effects.
It is usually used for the treatment of cough accompanying cold, acute/chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis and upper respiratory tract inflammation (laryngopharyngitis, nasal catarrh), and for that of cough caused by imaging measurement of bronchi and bronchoscopic examination.

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, take 1 or 2 tablets (15 to 30 mg as the active ingredient) at a time, 1 to 4 times daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to your disease, age and symptoms. 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 and continue 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

  • Since this medicine may induce sleepiness, avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, sleepiness, headache, dizziness, nausea/vomit and loss of appetite. 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.
  • breathe shallowly/rapidly, breathing difficulty  [depressed respiration]
  • respiratory distress, hives, angioedema (bloatation of eyelid/lip/tongue) [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
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.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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