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Revised: 11/2012

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 :
GLUFAST Tab. 5mg
 Active ingredient:
Mitiglinide calcium hydrate
 Dosage form:
white tablet, major axis: 6.0 mm, thickness: 2.0 mm
 Print on wrapping:
グルファスト5mg, 糖尿病用薬, GF5, 食直前に服用 (take immediately before meal), GLUFAST5mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine promotes insulin secretion by stimulating beta cells in the pancreas and suppresses the elevation of blood-glucose level after meal (postprandial hyperglycemia).
It is usually used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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: ketosis, diabetic coma or precoma, type 1 diabetes, infection, hepatic or renal dysfunction, heart disease, pituitary gland malfunction, adrenal gland dysfunction or gastrointestinal disorder.
    If you are in pre/postoperative period.
    If you are injured, starving, state of malnutrition or debility, or an alcohol consumer.
    If you engage in intense muscular exercise.
  • If you are pregnant, may be 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 2 tablets (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, three times daily, immediately before meal (within 5 minutes). The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose and start eating, skip the missed dose and follow 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.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Strictly follow the diet and exercise therapy instructed by your doctor.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness and light-headedness due to hypoglycemia. Pay close attention in engaging in dangerous activities such as working at heights and driving a car.
  • If you experience hypoglycemic symptoms, take sucrose, glucose or something containing enough glucose such as soft drink. If you take an α-glucosidase inhibitor with this medicine and experience hypoglycemic symptoms, take glucose not sucrose.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include hypoglycemic symptoms, weight increase, edema, abdominal distention and constipation. 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.
  • pressured feeling or constrictive pain in chest, cold sweat  [myocardial infarction]
  • dizziness, abnormal craving for food, tremor in limbs  [hypoglycemia]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing in skin and white of eyes  [hepatic dysfunction]
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.