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Published: 12/2014

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 :
ALACEPRIL Tablets 50mg "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Alacepril
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 8.0 mm, thickness: 4.0 mm
 Print on wrapping:
アラセプリル 50 mg 「サワイ」, SW-230, Alacepril 50 mg 「SAWAI」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine decreases blood pressure by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and suppressing production of angiotensin II, a substance in the body that constricts blood vessels.
It is usually used to treat essential hypertension and renal hypertension.

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 a history of angioedema.
    If you are currently receiving apheresis (a therapy to remove unnecessary substances using an adsorber) or hemodialysis.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant.
  • 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 0.5 to 1.5 tablets (25 to 75 mg of the active ingredient) a day, in 1 to 2 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. The maximum daily dose is 2 tablets (100 mg). 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.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, cough, dizziness, light headedness, nausea and general malaise. 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.
  • swelling of eyelids/lips/tongue, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • fever, sore throat, malaise [agranulocytosis]
  • blisters of various sizes (bulla) appearing on the skin or mucosa throughout the whole body, skin surface easily breaking down and scraped, severe generalized itching [pemphigus-like symptoms]
  • numbness of limbs or lips, muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs  [hyperkalemia]
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.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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