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Published: 5/2013

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 :
APRINDINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULES 10mg"NP"
 Active ingredient:
Aprindine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
light orange capsule, major axis: 14.2mm, minor axis: 5.1mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) アプリンジン塩酸塩10mg「NP」, 10, アプリンジン, (Back) APRINDINE HYDROCHLORIDE10mg「NP」, アプリンジン, 10, HD-028

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on myocardium to control irregular pulse.
It is usually used to treat tachyarrhythmia.

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: conduction disturbance (such as atrioventricular or bundle branch block), congestive heart failure, heart disease (such as myocardial infarction, valvular disease or cardiac myopathy), sinus bradycardia, liver or renal dysfunction, Parkinson's syndrome or decreased serum potassium level.
  • 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, start with taking 4 capsules (40 mg of the active ingredient) per day in 2 to 3 divided doses. If the effect is insufficient, the daily dosage will be increased up to 6 capsules (60 mg) per day. The dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. Strict 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

  • This medicine may cause trembling fingers and dizziness/light headedness. Avoid working at heights, driving a car or operating dangerous machines.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include anemia, hepatitis (loss of appetite, general malaise or jaundice), cholestatic hepatitis (upper abdominal pain/brown urine), bradycardia, precordial pain, palpitation, shivering of limbs, dizziness/light headedness, numbness, nausea, dry mouth, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, rash, and itch. 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.
  • palpitation, shortness of breath [proarrhythmia]
  • fever, sore throat, general malaise [agranulocytosis]
  • unproductive cough, shortness of breath, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration [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. If you dispose of unused medicines, ask the pharmacist and the medical institution how to discard them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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