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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 :
ZALTOPROFEN Tablets 80mg "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Zaltoprofen
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 7.6 mm, thickness: 3.7 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ザルトプロフェン80 mg「サワイ」, SW-454, Zaltoprofen 80 mg「SAWAI」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic and shows anti-inflammatory or analgesic effects by suppressing the production of prostaglandins involved in inflammation.
It is usually used to treat inflammation/pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, frozen shoulder, neck-shoulder-arm syndrome and post-surgery/trauma/tooth extraction.

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, abnormality of the blood, liver disorder, renal disorder or cardiac function failure.
    If you have or have a history of aspirin asthma.
  • 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 1 tablet (80 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day. For use as needed, take 1 to 2 tablets (80 to 160 mg) at a time. 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

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include gastric distress, gastric pain, nausea, epigastric pain, diarrhea, stomach heaviness, heartburn, stomatitis, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, photosensitivity, rash, skin eruption, eczema, itch and edema. 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.
  • respiratory distress, decreased blood pressure, cold sweat [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [acute renal failure, nephrotic syndrome]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction]
  • pain/tenderness in the pit of stomach, abdominal pain, diarrhea accompanied by melena [peptic ulcer, small/large intestinal ulcer, hemorrhagic colitis]
  • sore throat, fever, bleeding tendency [agranulocytosis, decreased white blood cell, decreased platelets]
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. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard the remainder.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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