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Revised: 1/2017

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 :
2mg.CERCINE TABLETS
 Active ingredient:
Diazepam
 Dosage form:
white to yellowish white tablets, φ6.1 mm, thickness 2.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) 110 2 (Back) 2mgセルシン

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a drug of the benzodiazepine group that relieves anxiety, tension, etc. and improves symptoms of muscle spasms.
Usually, used for treatment of anxiety, tension, depression, etc., for control of seizures, for sedation before anesthesia, etc.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you have glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, heart diseases, liver disorder, renal disorder, or brain disorder; are debilitated; or have respiratory diseases.
  • 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))
  • General dosage regimen: For treatment of anxiety, tension, depression, etc., for adults, take 1-2.5 tablets (2-5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 2 to 4 times a day. If you are an outpatient, the dosage should not be more than 7.5 tablets (15 mg) a day. For children 3 years of age or younger, take 1-5 mg of the active ingredient a day, and for children 4 to 12 years of age, take 2-10 mg of the active ingredient a day, to be taken in 1 to 3 divided doses.
    For treatment of muscle spasm, for adults, take 1-5 tablets (2-10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 or 4 times a day.
    For preanesthetic medication, for adults, take 2.5-5 tablets (5-10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, at bedtime or before surgery.
    The dosage should be adjusted according to disease, age or symptoms in any of these cases. Each tablet contains 2 mg of the active ingredient. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • If you missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If there is less than 4 hours to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your regular time. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness, and lack of attention, concentration and reflex action ability, etc. Do not operate dangerous machinery such as driving a car while taking the medicine.
  • Refrain from alcohol drinking while taking the medicine because the effect of the medicine may be potentiated by alcohol.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: drowsiness, light-headedness, dizziness, gait ataxia, headache, incontinence, impaired speech, trembling, tachycardia, decreased blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth, rash, malaise, lassitude, edema, jaundice, etc.
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.
  • convulsion/trembling, insomnia/anxiety, hallucination/delusion [drug dependence/withdrawal symptoms due to prolonged use in large doses]
  • excitement, confusion [irritable excitation, confusion]
  • breathlessness [respiratory depression]
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 humidity.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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