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Revised: 8/2019

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 :
Epinastine Hydrochloride Tab. 20mg "TEVA"
 Active ingredient:
Epinastine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white to faint yellow tablet, diameter: 8.1 mm, thickness: 3.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) エピナスチン塩酸塩20mg「テバ」、EP20、エピナスチン塩酸塩「テバ」、
(Back) Epinastine HCl 20mg“TEVA”、20mg、エピナスチン塩酸塩「テバ」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a histamine H1 antagonist that inhibits release of allergy-inducing substances such as histamine and improves allergic symptoms.
It is usually used to treat bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, hives, eczema/dermatitis, dermal pruritus, prurigo and psoriasis vulgaris with pruritus. However, it is not effective for immediately relieving an asthma attack or symptoms which have already developed.

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 or have a history of liver disorder.
  • 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 bronchial asthma, hives, eczema/dermatitis, dermal pruritus, prurigo or psoriasis vulgaris with pruritus: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (20 mg of active ingredient) at a time once a day.
    For allergic rhinitis: In general, for adults, take 10 to 20 mg of active ingredient at a time once a day.
    In any case, the dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. This preparation contains 20 mg of active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible when you remember. 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

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness. Pay attention when operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include edema (face or limbs), rash, hives, itch, pruritic erythema, drowsiness, malaise, headache, dry mouth, gastric discomfort, abdominal pain, nausea, frequent urination, cystitis-like symptoms such as bloody urine and urinary retention. 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.
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • nose bleeding, gum bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding of limbs [decreased platelets]
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 light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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