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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 :
VEMLIDY Tablets 25mg
 Active ingredient:
Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate
 Dosage form:
yellow tablet, diameter: 8 mm, thickness: 4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(printed on the bottle) ベムリディ錠25mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine decreases the amount of virus by suppressing the growth of the hepatitis B virus and improves liver function.
It is usually used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

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 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))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (25 mg as tenofovir alafenamide) at a time, once a day. 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 follow 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

  • It is important that you receive medical examination on a regular basis because symptoms of chronic hepatitis B and hepatic cirrhosis B are extremely difficult to detect on your own.
  • Avoid taking any food containing St. John's wort, since it may decrease the blood level of this medicine and diminish medicinal effects.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea, fatigue /headache and abdominal enlarged feeling. 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.
  • edema, decreased urine output, thirst [renal failure, severe renal dysfunction]
  • hyperpnea, consciousness disorder, tremor of limbs [lactic acidosis]
  • fat composure to subcutaneous tissue or internal organs, liver enlargement (pressured feeling in the right hypochon drium) [severe liver enlargement due to adiposis (fatty liver)]
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 reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. If you dispose of unused medicines, ask the pharmacist and the medical institution how to discard them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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