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Revised: 10/2014

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 :
ALPINY SUPPOSITORIES 100
 Active ingredient:
Acetaminophen
 Dosage form:
white suppository, maximum diameter: 9.3 mm, length: 24.0 mm
 Print on wrapping:
アルピニー坐剤100, 100mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine has central antipyretic and analgesic action, and relieves fever accompanied by sweating by moving fluid in the body and vasodilating peripheral vessels, and alleviates pain by elevating pain threshold.
It is usually used to relieve fevers and pains in the pediatrics diseases.

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: blood abnormality, liver disorder, renal disorder, cardiac function failure, aspirin-induced asthma or a history of aspirin-induced 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 babies, infants and children, use 10 to 15 mg of active ingredient per kilogram of the body weight at a time, and insert it into the rectum. The dosage interval should be longer than 4 to 6 hours, and the daily total dosage is limited to 60 mg per kilogram of the body weight. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms, however, it should not be exceeded the dosage [maximum 500 mg at a time, maximum 1,500 mg daily].
    This preparation contains 100 mg of the active ingredient in a piece. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Please use it after defecation as much as possible, and insert it from the anus. Never swallow. After taking out the medicine from the container, push the medicine from the thick side of the suppository into the rectum by the finger.
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and take an interval of 4 to 6 hours to use the next dose. You should never use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using 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 hypothemia, diarrhea and rash. 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.
  • facial pallor/cold sweat, respiratory distress, hives [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • fever, mucosal redness/erosion, erythema [toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • breathing difficulty, wheezing, respiratory distress [inducing asthmatic attack]
  • sore throat, fever [granulocytopenia]
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 in a cool place, away from direct sunlight and humidity. (It melts at about 35 degrees Celsius).
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.