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Revised: 3/2009

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 :
AMPIROAM CAPSULES 13.5mg
 Active ingredient:
Ampiroxicam
 Dosage form:
opaque pale yellow capsule, major axis: approx. 14.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
Tw417, アンピローム13.5mg, 13.5mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks cyclooxygenase and inhibits production of prostaglandin which causes pain and inflammation. It consequently reduces pain and inflammation.
It is usually used to reduce inflammation and pain due to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, periarthritis scapulohumeralis and neck, shoulder and arm syndrome.

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 peptic ulcer, blood abnormality, liver disorder, renal disorder, cardiac dysfunction, hypertension, bleeding tendency, bronchial asthma, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
    If you have aspirin asthma of have a history of it.
  • 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 2 capsules (27 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day after meal. The dosage may be adjusted according to your 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

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include gastric/abdominal pain, gastric/abdominal discomfort, edema, photosensitivity, rash, itch, eczema, redness and hives. 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.
  • pain/pressure pain in pit of the stomach, vomiting, melena [peptic ulcer (sometimes accompanied with perforation), gastrointestinal bleeding]
  • facial pallor, cold sweat, shortness of breath [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • fever, general malaise, extensive erythema/blister [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous syndrome]
  • decreased urine output, edema, red urine [acute renal failure]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and conjunctive [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 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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