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Revised: 5/2008

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 :
VASOLATOR Tape 27mg
 Active ingredient:
Nitroglycerin
 Dosage form:
white tape, length: 32 mm, width: 45mm
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine dilates blood vessels and prevent episode of chest pain accompanied by heavy feeling of oppression or constriction.
It is usually used for the treatment of angina.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are a patient with hypotension, cardiogenic shock, angle-closure glaucoma, head trauma, intracerebral hemorrhage, anemia, or hypertension.
  • 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))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, apply 1 piece of tape (27 mg of the active ingredient) to any site on the chest, lower back or upper arm, once daily. If the effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased to 2 piceces of tape. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not apply the medicine to areas with damage, eczema or dermatitis.
  • If you have sweat, moistness or contamination on the application site, wipe off with a clean towel, then apply the medicine.
  • To prevent the skin from becoming inflamed, change the application site each time you apply the medicine.
  • Apply the medicine to an area where the medicine does not hinder the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Apply a dose as soon as possible when you remembered that you missed applying. DO NOT use double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you accidentally used too much of the medicine (more than ordered), remove excess tape. It may cause severe headache. Check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Drinking alcohol may enhance the hypotensive effect of the medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol while you are receiving the treatment with the medicine.
  • The medicine may cause headache, decline of attention, concentration or reflection. Avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery after taking the medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: redness, itching or rash on the application site; headache, etc.
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.
  • Do not store the remainder and consult your pharmacist how to discard it.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.