Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
- Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is (( to be written by a healthcare professional))
- For gastric/duodenal/anastomotic ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: In general, for adults, take 30 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The treatment period should not exceed 8 weeks for gastric/anastomotic ulcer or 6 weeks for duodenal ulcer.
For reflux esophagitis: In general, for adults, take 30 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. The treatment period should not exceed 8 weeks. For maintenance therapy of repeatedly recurrent/relapsing reflux esophagitis, take 15 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. If the effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased to 30 mg at a time, once a day.
This preparation contains 30 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
- This medicine is orally-disintegrating tablet. Use either one of the following two methods to take it.
(1) Take this medicine with water or lukewarm water like an ordinary tablet.
(2) Place the tablet on your tongue, crush lightly with your tongue and swallow with saliva. However, do not take this medicine without water while in lying position.
- If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, wait approximately 8 hours before the next dose. 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.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported side effects include rash, itching, erythema multiforme, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, enlarged feeling of abdomen, headache, sleepiness, fever, gynecomastia, etc. 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.
- generalized rash, facial swelling, breathlessness [anaphylaxis, shock]
- dullness, fever, shortness of breath, nose bleeding/subcutaneous hemorrhage, red-brown urine [pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia]
- yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dullness, loss of appetite [serious hepatic dysfunction]
- fever, general malaise, rash and redness on the skin/eyes and in mouth [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous-ocular syndrome]
- fever, dry cough, breathlessness [interstitial pneumonia]
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.