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Revised: 8/2010

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 :
LUPRAC TAB. 4mg
 Active ingredient:
Torasemide
 Dosage form:
white tablet with cleavage line (φ: 7.0 mm, thickness: 2.8 mm)
 Print on wrapping:
Y-LU4

Effects of this medicine

This medicine effects for increasing urine output by stimulating excreting of water and electrolyte in renal tubule to the outside of the body. It improves oedema.
It is usually used in the treatment of cardiac edema, renal edema, hepatic edema.

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 patient with anuria, hepatic coma, hyponatremia, hypokalemia, liver cirrhosis, coronary arteriosclerosis, cerebral atherosclerosis, renal dysfunction, hepatic disease/hepatic dysfunction.
    If you or your family are patient with gout or diabetes.
    If you have diarrhea, vomiting, or in preoperative period, or on low-salt diet.
  • 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, take 1-2 tablet(s) (4-8 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The dosage should be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Take a 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. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause dizziness or light-headed feeling. Avoid working in high place, driving a car, or operating machinery while you are receiving 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: headache, heavy-headed feeling, malaise, thirstiness, dizziness, dizziness on standing up, thamuria, 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.
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing in the skin or conjunctiva  [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
  • nasal/gum bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding in limbs, etc.  [thrombocytopenia]
  • arrhythmia, general malaise, weakness  [hypokalaemia, hyperkalaemia]
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, 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.