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Revised: 11/2019

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 :
ACETAMINOPHEN Powder "JG"
 Active ingredient:
Acetaminophen
 Dosage form:
white powder
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on the temperature-regulating center and dilates peripheral blood vessels. It consequently increases heat dissipation and lowers fever. It also elevates pain threshold of thalamus and cerebral cortex to relieve pain.
It is usually used for pain relief of headache/low back pain/toothache and osteoarthritis, etc. and for antipyresis/pain relief of acute upper respiratory inflammation and pediatric diseases.

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, kidney disorder, heart dysfunction.
    If you have or have a history of aspirin-induced 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 pain relief of headache/low back pain/toothache, etc.: In general, for adults, take 300 to 1,000 mg of the active ingredient at a time. The dosage interval should be longer than 4 to 6 hours. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. However, the total daily dose is limited to 4,000 mg. Avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach as much as possible.
    For antipyresis/pain relief of acute upper respiratory inflammation: In general, for adults, take 300 to 500 mg of the active ingredient at a time as needed. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms, as a rule, up to twice a day and the maximum daily dose is limited to 1,500 mg. Avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach as much as possible.
    For antipyresis/pain relief of pediatric diseases: In general, for babies, infants and children, take 10 to 15 mg of the active ingredient per kilogram of the body weight at a time. The dosage interval should be longer than 4 to 6 hours. The total daily dose is limited to 60 mg of the active ingredient per kilogram of the body weight. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms, however, the maximum daily dose should not exceeded the adult dosage [maximum single dose of 500 mg and maximum daily dose of 1,500 mg]. Avoid taking the medicine on an empty stomach as much as possible.
    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 hepatic adverse reactions more likely to intensify. Refrain from drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include hypersensitivity (rash), cyanosis (skin, lips and nails turning bluish purple to dark purple), decreased platelets (nose/gum/subcutaneous bleeding), platelet hypofunction (prolonged bleeding), nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. 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]
  • fever, red rash/blister on skin, conjunctival hyperemia [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis]
  • breathing difficulty, wheezing (whistling sound) [inducing asthmatic attack]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • sore throat, fever [granulocytopenia]
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.

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