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Category 2 OTC medicines

TAKEDA KAMPO BENPIYAKU
タケダ漢方便秘薬

CHARACTERISTICS

  • TAKEDA KAMPO BENPIYAKU for constipation is based on a Japanese kampo formulation "Daiokanzoto", that contains the crude drug "daio (rhubarb)" as a main composition, as well as "kanzo (glycyrrhiza)". It is effective in regulating the movement of the large intestine, promoting bowel movement that is close to natural.
  • By taking this medicine before sleep, you will experience gentle and natural-feeling bowel movements the next morning.
  • This medicine contains "shinshu daio", which has been researched, developed and cultivated in Japan by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.
  • Kanzo supports the action of shinshu daio and promotes gentle bowel movements.
  • This medicine also relieves stomach bloating (abdominal distension) and the eruption that accompanies constipation.
  • This medicine is a yellow-brown scored tablets.

INDICATIONS

  • Constipation
  • Relief of symptoms, such as abdominal bloating accompanied by constipation, eruption (acne), abnormal fermentation in the intestines, hemorrhoids, dull headache, hot flash, eczema, dermatitis, loss of appetite (anorexia).

Precautions regarding efficacy

This medicine can be used regardless of the person’s physical strength.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS

Take the following amount of medicine without chewing once a day before sleep with cold or lukewarm water.

Age Mild constipation
(No bowel movement for 2-3 days)
Persistent constipation
(No bowel movement for 4 days or longer)
15 years or over 1 – 3 tablets 2 – 4 tablets
5 – 14 years ½ – 1½ tablets 1 – 2 tablets
Under 5 years Do not take

As the tablet is scored, the dose should be increased (to the maximum dose shown above) or reduced in units of 1/2 or 1 tablet, with consideration for the condition of bowel movements.

Precautions regarding dosage and directions

  1. Children are permitted to take this medicine only under the direction and supervision of a parent or other responsible adult.
  2. Please follow the recommended dosage and directions.
  3. The dose should be decreased if you are the following :
    Physically weak, having menstruation.
  4. This medicine should be started from the lowest dose.
  5. If the bowel movement improves, the dose should be reduced and this medicine should be taken less frequently.

INGREDIENTS

This medicine contains the following ingredients in four tablets (maximum daily dose for 15 years or over).

Daiokanzoto extract powder (Jinkui Yaolue, 26.7% in content) 800 mg
Extracted from
daio (rhubarb) 1,067 mg
kanzo (glycyrrhiza) 267 mg

Inactive ingredients:

silicic anhydride, cellulose, carmellose calcium, magnesium stearate

Precautions regarding ingredients

  1. Although urine may turn orange or red after taking this medicine, do not worry because this is caused by the daio (rhubarb) in this medicine.
  2. Since the medicine contains crude drug, the tablet color may vary for individual products, however this has no effect on the efficacy of this medicine.

Advice regarding constipation relief

For those who want relief from constipation:
There is a tendency that when laxative is used for a prolonged period, the medicine is less effective unless the dose is increased.
Please take care of the following points to regain regular bowel movement:

1. Make the emptying of bowels a habit.

Go to the toilet once a day at a set time. (The best time is after breakfast.) Do not try to hold your stool.

2. Strengthen your abdominal muscles.

Facilitate bowel movement by strengthening your abdominal muscles. This can be done by massaging the abdomen, exercise that involves twisting your body, or by swimming.

3. Be careful of your diet.

Promote intestinal movement by drinking cold water or milk after getting up in the morning and by eating lots of food high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables.

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE

What you should Not do

(If you do not follow the precautions listed below, your current symptoms may worsen and you may be at an increased risk of side effects.)

  1. Do not take any of the following pharmaceuticals while taking this medicine:
    Other laxatives (cathartic drugs)
  2. Do not take this medicine if breastfeeding. Stop breastfeeding if taking this medicine.

Who should seek consultation

  1. The following persons should consult a physician, pharmacist or *registered salesperson before taking this medicine:
    1. Persons under treatment by a physician.
    2. Woman who are or may be pregnant.
    3. Persons who have a weak constitution (if you have lost physical strength, or are physically weak).
    4. Persons who have a weak stomach and are prone to diarrhea.
    5. Persons who have the following symptoms:
      Severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.
  2. Stop taking this medicine immediately and consult a physician, pharmacist or registered salesperson* if the following symptoms appear after taking this medicine because they might be side effects of the medicine. Take this leaflet with you.
    Affected area Symptoms
    Skin Rash
    Digestive organs Diarrhea accompanied by severe abdominal pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting
  3. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist or registered salesperson if the following symptoms appear after taking this medicine and continue or worsen. Take this leaflet with you.
    Diarrhea
  4. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist or registered salesperson if symptoms do not improve after taking this medicine five to six days. Take this leaflet with you.
  5. Consult a physician, pharmacist or registered salesperson if the medicine will be taken continually for one month or longer.

*Registered salesperson: person who has the license to sell OTC medicines except Category 1.

PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND HANDLING

Product in a bottle or unit dose packaging

  1. Keep out of the reach of children.
  2. Do not take this medicine after the expiration date.

Product in a bottle

  1. Keep the bottle tightly closed and store it in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
  2. To prevent improper use and loss of quality, do not transfer the medicine to another container.
  3. Once the bottle is opened, throw away the filler in the bottle. (Putting the filler back into the bottle may change the quality by absorbing moisture. The filler in the bottle protects the tablets from breakage during transportation.)
  4. Be sure to close the cap tightly after each use. (Failure to tightly close the bottle may result in loss of the quality of the medicine due to moisture.)
  5. Fill in the date when the bottle was opened in the column provided on the box and bottle.
  6. Once the bottle is opened, take this medicine within about 6 months to maintain quality.

Product in unit dose packaging

  1. Store in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
  2. When taken in divided doses, fold over the opened edge of the pouch and store it. The medicine should be taken within four days.