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Published: 12/2018

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 :
ASPARA Tablets
 Active ingredient:
Potassium L-Aspartate
Magnesium L-Aspartate
 Dosage form:
white tablets, diameter: 10.6mm, thickness: 5.2mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) Aspara, アスパラ配合錠, TA001
(Back) アスパラ配合錠, アスパラ, 吸湿注意

Effects of this medicine

This medicine compensates for potassium deficiency in the body (in the case of suspected association of magnesium deficiency).
It is usually used to supply potassium in patients with the following diseases or conditions: prolonged use of antihypertensive diuretics, adrenocortical hormones, cardiac glycosides, insulin, or specific antibiotics, etc.; hypokalemic periodic paralysis; low potassium conditions at heart disease; low potassium conditions at liver disease; severe vomiting; diarrhea; insufficient intake of potassium; postoperative state.

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 renal dysfunction (decreased urine frequency and volume), adrenal disorder (Addison's disease), hyperkalemia, hypermagnesemia, gastrointestinal obstruction (cardiac hypertrophy, esophageal cancer, aneurysm of the thoracic aorta, reflux esophagitis, stenosis of the esophagus compressed by cardiac surgery, gastrointestinal stenosis or gastrointestinal motility dysfunction) or hyperkalemic periodic paralysis.
  • 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, take 3 to 10 tablets (225 to 750 mg as potassium L-aspartate) in divided 2 to 3 times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is a short 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, gastrointestinal disorders, heart burn, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal distension, malaise, and feverish. 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.
  • palpitation, chest discomfort, chest pain [cardiac conduction disorder (large doses at one time)]
  • numbness in limbs or lips, muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs [hyperkalemia (large doses at one time)]
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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