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Revised: 2/2016

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 :
Abilit Tablets 50mg
 Active ingredient:
Sulpiride
 Dosage form:
white-yellowish white tablet (diameter: 6mm, thickness: 2.7mm)
 Print on wrapping:
アビリット, 50mg, Abilit, ♯021, AB-50

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is an anti-ulcer drug which improves the blood stream in gastric mucosa, and accelerates gastrointestinal motility and improves ulcer symptoms.
It regulates neurotransmitter in the brain (dopamine, etc.), to soothe strong anxiety/tense nerve and stabilize the mood. It also alleviates depressed feeling.
It is usually used to treat gastric/duodenal ulcer, schizophrenia, depression and depressive state.

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: prolactin-secreting pituitary neoplasm, possibility of phaeochromocytoma.
  • 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))
  • Gastric/duodenal ulcer: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (50mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Schizophrenia: In general, for adults, take 6 to 12 tablets (300 to 600mg of the active ingredient) per day, in several divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. Daily dose must NOT be higher than 24 tablets (1,200mg of the active ingredient). Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Depression/depressive state: In general, for adults, take 3 to 6 tablets (150 to 300mg of the active ingredient) per day, in several divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. Daily dose must NOT be higher than 12 tablets (600mg of the active ingredient). Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • If you missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If there is less than 4 hours left before the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of this medicine (more than prescribed), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • You may feel sleepy or dizzy after taking this medicine. Therefore do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery during the treatment.
  • Please note that alcohol may intensify the effect of this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include sleep disorder, menstrual disorder, secretion of breast milk, breast development in male, enlargement of the breasts, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson's syndrome (hands/feet tremor, muscle rigidity, drooling, etc), impaired tongue movement, restlessness, rash, edema, itch. 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 fever, muscle rigidity, hands/feet tremor [malignant syndrome]
  • convulsion [convulsion]
  • palpitation, shortness of breath [prolonged QT intervals, ventricular tachycardia]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, nausea [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • constant involuntary movement of face, particularly around the mouth [tardive dyskinesia]
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 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.