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Published: 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 :
MYOCALM SOLUTION 33.3%
 Active ingredient:
Piracetam
 Dosage form:
clear and colorless solution (in a plastic bottle)
 Print on wrapping:
ミオカーム内服液 33.3%

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on nerve cells to suppress myoclonus (involuntary movement due to involuntary muscular spasm).
It is usually used concomitantly with antiepileptic agents to treat cortical myoclonus.

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 failure, renal disorder, hepatic disorder, bleeding or bleeding tendency, hyperthyroidism, or Huntington's disease.
    If you have or are suspected of having cerebral bleeding.
  • 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 12 mL (4 g of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day for the initial 3 to 4 days. Then, according to your conditions, increase the dose by 3 mL (1 g) per dose, 3 times a day at intervals of 3 to 4 days, to determine the optimal dose. The dose may be gradually increased to 15 to 21 mL (5 to 7 g) at a time, 3 times a day, and the maximum dose is 21 mL (7 g) at a time, 3 times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to your age or 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. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly or reduce the dosage, relapse/worsening of myoclonus may occur.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • While taking this medicine, periodic liver/renal function test and blood test will be performed as needed. Keep all appointments/laboratory test schedules.
  • This medicine may cause sleepiness/depression/hypermotility (restlessness, hyperactivity). Do not operate dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
  • Foggy vision or cataract may occur. Receive ophthalmic examination periodically as needed.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea/loose stool, nausea, loss of appetite, sleepiness and malaise. 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.
  • sudden onset of muscular contraction (by dosage reduction or termination of this medicine) [convulsive seizure]
  • sensitive to light, foggy vision, reduced visual acuity [cataract]
  • muscular pain/stiffness, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
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

  • After use, wipe the mouth and cap of the bottle with tissue paper to remove the solution. Tighten the cap and keep out of reach of children. Avoid direct sunlight. When stored in a refrigerator, freezing or crystallization may occur. Store at room temperature.
  • 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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