くすりのしおり

Injection
Published: 5/2014

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 :
Lepetan injection 0.3mg
 Active ingredient:
Buprenorphine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses pain conduction in the central nervous system, providing a strong analgesic action.
It is usually used to relieve postoperative pain, pains due to various cancers or myocardial infarction, and used as an adjunct to anesthesia in the surgery.

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 respiratory dysfunction, pulmonary function impairment, hepatic disorder, renal disorder, narcotic dependence, drug dependence, consciousness clouding due to head injury or brain lesion, increased intracranial pressure, or biliary tract disease.
  • 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))
  • For postoperative or cancer-related pain: In general, for adults, this medicine is administered intramuscularly. Then, it is administered approximately every 6 to 8 hours as necessary. If you feel severe postoperative pain, tell your doctor.
    For pains due to myocardial infarction: In general, for adults, this medicine is administered intravenously.
    For adjunct to anesthesia: In general, for adults, this medicine is administered intravenously during the induction of anesthesia.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Remain at rest whenever possible after using this medicine because it may cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness or light-headedness when standing or walking after use. If you are administered this medicine at an outpatient visit to a hospital or clinic, rest for a while before returning home.
  • This medicine may cause sleepiness, dizziness, light-headedness or decreased attention, concentration and reflex movement. Do not drive a car, work at heights or engage in dangerous activities after using this medicine.
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol while using this medicine (alcohol may enhance the therapeutic effect of this medicine or cause adverse effects).

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include itching, rash, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. 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.
  • shallow and rapid breathing leading to breathing difficulty, and breathing difficulty shortly after moving [respiratory depression, breathing difficulty]
  • abnormal downward or back placement of the tongue [glossoptosis]
  • facial pallor, breathing difficulty, skin or mucosa (especially in lips and nails) turns blue to dark violet [shock]
  • mild consciousness disorder with illusion and hallucination, subjective unfounded beliefs [delirium, delusion]
  • continuous use of a certain substance regardless of trying to stop using it [dependence]
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

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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