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Published: 4/2018

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 :
GOOFICE TABLETS 5mg
 Active ingredient:
Elobixibat hydrate
 Dosage form:
pale yellow tablet, diameter: approx. 6.1 mm, thickness: approx. 3.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
グーフィス錠5mg GOOFICE5mg グーフィス 5mg EA1 慢性便秘症のお薬です

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses reabsorption of bile acids and increases the flow of bile acids to the colon. It consequently promotes moisture/electrolyte secretion to the colon, enhances bowel movement, and then exerts a therapeutic effect on constipation.
It is usually used to treat chronic constipation (excluding constipation due to organic diseases).

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 or are suspected of having intestinal obstruction due to tumor or hernia.
  • 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 tablets (10 mg of elobixibat) at a time, once a day before meal. The dosage may be adjusted according to your symptoms. However, the maximum daily dose is 3 tablets (15 mg). Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose before next meal. 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 abdominal pain, diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, hives and rash. 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.
No pertinent entries.
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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