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Published: 10/2019

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 :
LOXOPROFEN Na Tablets 60mg "YD"
 Active ingredient:
Loxoprofen sodium hydrate
 Dosage form:
very light red tablet, diameter: approx. 9 mm, thickness: approx. 3.1 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)ロキソプロフェンNa錠60 mg「YD」, ロキソプロフェン, 60 mg, YD 039
(Back)LOXOPROFEN Na 60 mg, ロキソプロフェン Na「YD」, 60 mg, 解熱鎮痛消炎剤

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits the biosynthesis of prostaglandin that causes inflammation to relieve swelling and pain associated with inflammation and lower the heat.
It is usually used to relieve inflammation/pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, frozen shoulder, neck-shoulder-arm syndrome, tooth pain and post-surgery/trauma/tooth extraction. It is also used to relieve fever and pain caused by acute upper respiratory tract inflammation.

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, abnormality of the blood, liver disorder, renal disorder or cardiac function failure.
    If you have or have had aspirin asthma.
  • 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 inflammation/pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, frozen shoulder, neck-shoulder-arm syndrome, tooth pain or after surgery, injury or tooth extraction: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (60 mg of loxoprofen sodium) at a time, 3 times a day. For as-needed use, take 1 to 2 tablets (60 to 120 mg) at a time.
    For fever and pain caused by acute upper respiratory tract inflammation: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (60 mg) at a time as needed. As a rule, up to twice a day, the maximum daily dose is 3 tablets (180 mg).
    In any case, the dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. Avoid taking this medicine on an empty stomach. 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

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, hives, gastric distress, abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite, edema and drowsiness. 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.
  • decreased blood pressure, hives, edema of larynx [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • headache, general malaise, limb subcutaneous bleeding [agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia]
  • erythema, erosion, fever [toxic epidermal necrolysis, muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome]
  • decreased urine output, edema, general malaise [acute renal dysfunction, nephrotic syndrome, interstitial nephritis]
  • breathing difficulty, respiratory distress, general edema [congestive heart failure]
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.