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Published: 12/2017

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 :
IRBESARTAN Tablets 100mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Irbesartan
 Dosage form:
white to yellowish white tablet with a split line, major axis: 11.1 mm, minor axis: 5.8 mm, thickness: 3.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
イルベサルタン100mg「トーワ」, 100, イルベサルタン, イルベサルタン100mg, Irbesartan 100, 100mg「トーワ」, 高血圧の薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a competitive antagonist for angiotensin II type 1 receptors, and decreases blood pressure.
It is usually used for the treatment of hypertension.

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 diabetes mellitus.
  • 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 0.5 to 1 tablet (50 to 100 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms, however, the maximum daily dose is limited to 2 tablets (200 mg). Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, 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

  • This medicine may cause dizziness/lightheadedness due to decreased blood pressure. Pay close attention when you perform dangerous operations such as working at heights, driving a car or operating machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dizziness, cough, headache, rash, hives and itch. 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.
  • swelling of eyelid/lip/tongue, hives, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • numbness of limbs/lips, muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs [hyperkalemia]
  • cold sweat, nausea, loss of consciousness [shock, faint, loss of consciousness]
  • decreased urine output, edema, thirst [renal failure]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
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.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.