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Published: 12/2016

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 :
MITIGLINIDE Ca・OD Tablets 5mg "SANWA"
 Active ingredient:
Mitiglinide calcium hydrate
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 6.0 mm, thickness: 2.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ミチグリニドCa・OD錠5mg「三和」, ミチグリニドCa, OD5mg, 糖尿病用薬, MG5, 食直前服用, MITIGLINIDE Ca・OD Tab. 5mg “SANWA”, ミチグリニドCa・OD5mg「三和」

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 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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 mellitus, infection or injury.
    If you are just after/before having surgery.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly 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 a day, immediately before meal (within 5 minutes). The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Since this medicine dissolves when soaking the tablet with saliva on your tongue, you can take it without water. You can also take it with a glass of water as you do to take other tablets. However, do not take the tablet without water when you are in lying down.
  • If you miss a dose and start eating, skip the missed dose and continue 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 instructions on dietary/exercise therapy.
  • This medicine may cause hypoglycemic symptoms. Pay close attention when you perform dangerous operations such as driving a car, operating machinery or working at heights.
  • If you experience hypoglycemic symptoms, take sucrose, glucose or something containing enough glucose such as soft drink. If you take an alpha-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 gain, edema, constipation and abdominal distention. 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.
  • acute pressured feeling in the chest, anginal pain, cold sweat [myocardial infarction]
  • cold sweat, a sense of hunger, tremor of limbs [hypoglycemia]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [liver 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 of 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.