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 packet (800 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 5 times a day.
In general, for children, take 20 mg/kg of the active ingredient at a time, 4 times a day. The maximum single dose is 1 packet (800 mg) at a time.
The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms of the patient in any case. This preparation contains 800 mg of the active ingredient in a packet. Strictly follow the instructions.
- DO NOT take this medicine besides oral administration. Take this medicine immediately after opening the packet and discard the liquid left in the packet.
- Open the packet and take the contents only.
- Read the instruction, ＜患者さんへ (For the patients)＞, about the way to open the packet (This instruction is written only in Japanese).
- 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
- Please take a larger amount of water than usual. However, if you have been instructed fluid restriction, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine may cause consciousness disorder, etc. Pay close attention to operate in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car. Especially, patient with renal dysfunction may cause consciousness disorder easily. Avoid operating in potentially hazardous activities, if you are instructed to refrain it.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include anemia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, rash, blister, erythema, hives, itch, fixed drug eruption and photosensitivity. 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, angioedema, hives [anaphylactoid shock, anaphylaxis]
- high fever, general malaise, hematuria, subcutaneous bleeding in limbs [pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome, thrombocytopenic purpura]
- decreased urine output, edema of limbs and face, general malaise [acute renal disorder, tubulointerstitial nephritis]
- consciousness disorder (coma), hallucination, convulsion [neuropsychiatric symptom]
- high fever, bloodshot eyes, erythema [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous-ocular syndrome]
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.