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Published: 6/2013

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 :
Azelnidipine Tablets 8mg "Nichiiko"
 Active ingredient:
Azelnidipine
 Dosage form:
pale yellowish white tablet with a split line, diameter 7.1mm, thickness 3.3mm
 Print on wrapping:
アゼルニジピン錠8mg「日医工」,アゼルニジピン,n432,NICHI-IKO,8mg,Azelnidipine 8mg,「日医工」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks calcium inflow into cells and consequently dilates constricted vessels to decrease blood pressure.
It is usually used to treat hypertension.

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, 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))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 to 2 tablets (8 to 16mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day, after breakfast. The initial dose may be started with 1 tablet (8mg) or lower amount a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the symptoms of the patient. DO NOT exceed the daily maximum dosage, 2 tablets (16mg). Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. 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

  • This medicine may cause dizziness etc. due to its hypotensive action. Be aware of operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car and working at heights.
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking this medicine as the components of it may intensify the effect of the medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, angioedema, headache/dull headache and dizziness. 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 the skin and the whites of the eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • dizziness, lightheadedness, bradycardia [atrioventricular block, sinus arrest, bradycardia]
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.