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Revised: 12/2018

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 :
ASPIRIN POWDER "MARUISHI"
 Active ingredient:
Aspirin
 Dosage form:
white powder
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on the thermoregulatory center. It increases heat dissipation by increasing blood flow of peripheral vessels. It also suppresses prostaglandin biosynthesis involved in inflammation to show antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
It is usually used to relieve pain in rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, postoperative pain, toothache, nerve pain, low back pain, muscle pain, bruising pain, gout, headache and menstrual cramps. It is also used to relieve fever and pain in acute upper respiratory tract inflammation and to treat Kawasaki disease.

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 peptic ulcer, blood abnormality, liver disorder, renal disorder or cardiac dysfunction.
    If you have aspirin asthma or have a history of it.
    If you are under 15 years old and have chickenpox or influenza.
  • 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))
  • For pain in rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, etc.: In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 1.5 g at a time, 1.0 to 4.5 g a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to your disease, age and symptoms. The maximum single dose is 1.5 g and the maximum daily dose is 4.5 g.
    For acute upper respiratory tract inflammation: In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 1.5 g of active ingredient at a time as needed. The dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. The maximum frequency of medication is twice a day and the maximum daily dose is 4.5 g. Avoid taking this medicine on an empty stomach.
    For Kawasaki disease: For duration of fever in acute phase, take 30 to 50 mg per kg of body weight a day, in 3 divided doses. For recovery phase after fever has subsided and chronic phase, take 3 to 5 mg per kg of body weight at a time, once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to your symptoms.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed 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. 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

  • Alcohol (drinking) makes gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions more likely to occur.
  • If you take this medicine for a long period of time, urine test, blood test and liver function test may be regularly conducted. Keep all appointments/laboratory test schedules.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include hives, rash, edema, rhinitis-like symptoms, anemia and prolongation of bleeding time. 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.
  • respiratory distress, generalized flush, hives [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • headache, nausea/vomiting, consciousness disorder [intracranial bleeding including cerebral bleeding]
  • fever, erythema/erosion/bulla of eyes/mouth/skin [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis]
  • nasal/gum bleeding, palpitation/shortness of breath, fever/sore throat [aplastic anemia, decreased platelets, decreased leukocytes]
  • vomiting, general malaise, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
  • nausea, melena/blood vomiting, abdominal pain/tenderness [peptic ulcer, small/large intestinal ulcer]
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.