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Category 2 OTC medicines

BENZA CHOYAKU A-MATSU
ベンザ調薬A末

CHARACTERISTICS

  • This is a cold remedy that considers the condition of your body, and is recommended for persons with concerns about blood pressure, blood glucose level, and cholesterol level because of lifestyle-related diseases. (This medicine does not contain ingredients that may affect blood pressure and blood glucose level.)
  • The antipyretic analgesic ingredient, acetaminophen, and 4 crude drugs (nandina fruit, platycodon root, shokyo, and chimpi) work in good balance and relieve various symptoms of a cold.
  • It is provided in the form of easy-to-take, light-brown to brown, fine granules, with a ginger flavor.

INDICATIONS

Relief of various symptoms of a cold: sore throat, chills, fever, headache, cough, phlegm, joint pain, and muscle pain

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS

Take the following amount of medicine with cold or lukewarm water within 30 minutes after a meal.

Age One dose Daily dose
15 years or over 1 unit 3 times
11-14 years 2/3 units
7-10 years 1/2 unit
3-6 years 1/3 unit
Under 3 years Do not take.

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.

INGREDIENTS

In 3 units (4.8 g, daily dose for persons aged 15 years or over)

ACTIONS INGREDIENTS CONTENTS
Reduces fever and relieves pain Acetaminophen 900mg
Relieves cough Nandina fruit extract 636.3mg (as dry extract)
[Extracted from nandina fruit 5000mg]
Relieves phlegm Platycodon root extract 360mg (as dry extract)
[Extracted from platycodon root 2000mg]
Helps in promoting a healthy stomach, increasing sweating, and decreasing fever Shokyo (ginger) extract 203.9mg (as dry extract)
[Extracted from Shokyo 3000mg]
Helps in promoting a healthy stomach, and in relieving cough and phlegm Chimpi (aurantii nobilis pericarpium) extract 680mg (as dry extract)
[Extracted from Chimpi 5000mg]

Inactive ingredients:

Calcium silicate, anhydrous silicic acid, hydroxypropyl cellulose, cellulose, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, scents, extracted tocopherol

Precautions regarding ingredients

Since the medicine contains crude drugs, the granules color may vary for individual products; however this has no effect on the efficacy of this medicine.

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. The following persons should not take this medicine:
    1. Persons who have had allergies to this medicine or ingredients of this medicine
    2. Persons who have had asthma after taking this medicine or other cold medications or antipyretic analgesics
  2. Do not use any of the following medicines while you take this medicine:
    Other cold medicines, antipyretic analgesics, sedating drugs, cough and expectorant drugs
  3. Do not drink alcohol before or after taking this medicine.
  4. Do not take this medicine regularly for long periods.

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 or dentist
    2. Women who are or may be pregnant
    3. Persons who have had allergies to medicines or something
    4. Persons who have suffered from the following symptom:
      High fever
    5. Persons diagnosed with the following conditions:
      Heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, gastric and duodenal ulcer
  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 Rashes, redness, itching
    Digestive organs Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
    Neuropsychiatric system Dizziness
    Others Excess body temperature decrease

    In rare cases, serious symptoms might occur. In such a case, immediately consult a physician.

    Names of symptoms Symptoms
    Shock
    (Anaphylaxis)
    Symptoms such as itching of the skin, urticaria, hoarseness, sneezing, itching of the throat, breathing difficulties, palpitations, and clouded consciousness will appear immediately after taking the medicine.
    Mucocutaneous ocular syndrome (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), toxic epidermal necrolysis, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis Symptoms such as high fever, hyperemia of the eyes, eye discharge, ulceration of the lips, sore throat, rashes and redness of a large area of the skin, small rashes (small pustules) on reddened skin, heaviness of the whole body, and no appetite persist or suddenly worsen.
    Hepatic function disorder Symptoms such as fever, itching, rashes, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and white part of the eye), brown urine, heaviness of the whole body, and loss of appetite will appear.
    Renal disorder Symptoms such as fever, rashes, reduced urine output, swelling of the whole body, heaviness of the whole body, joint pain (feeling pain in the joints), and diarrhea will appear.
    Interstitial pneumonia When you go upstairs or exert yourself too much, symptoms such as shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, dry cough, and fever will appear. They will appear suddenly and persist.
    Asthma Symptoms such as wheezing during breathing and breathing difficulties will appear.
  3. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if symptoms do not improve after taking this medicine five to six times. Take this leaflet with you.

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

PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND HANDLING

  1. Store in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
  2. Keep out of the reach of children.
  3. Do not take this medicine after the expiration date.
  4. When you take this medicine in divided doses, fold over the opened edge of the pouch and store it; the remaining medicine should be taken within 2 days.