くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 7/2012

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 :
UTEMERIN injection 50mg
 Active ingredient:
Ritodrine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses abnormal uterine contraction by stimulating beta-adrenergic receptors and promoting uptake of calcium ions.
It is usually used to treat threatened miscarriage/premature labor in emergency.

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 uterine bleeding, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, pulmonary hypertension and muscular disorders such as myotonic dystrophy.
  • If you are pregnant (before 16 weeks of gestation) 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, inject this medicine by intravenous infusion.
  • Lying sideways is recommended during injecting in order to reduce heart strain.
  • This medicine may be used for a long period of time depending on symptoms.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include cardiac palpitation (palpitation), tachycardia, finger shivering, facial flushing, nausea, erythema exsudativum multiforme, swelling, rash and itch. If any of these symptoms occurs, 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 occurs, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, tightness in the chest, cough [pulmonary edema, heart failure]
  • malaise, fever, sore throat [blood disorder such as agranulocytosis]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
  • burning thirst, excessive drinking, polyuria [hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis]
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

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.