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Published: 2/2015

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 :
WIDECILLIN FINE GRANULES 20%
 Active ingredient:
Amoxicillin hydrate
 Dosage form:
pink fine granules
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a penicillin antibiotic that inhibits cell wall synthesis of bacteria causing infections to kill those bacteria.
It is usually used to treat a wide spectrum of infections such as skin infections, respiratory infections, otological infections, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, genital infections, eye infections, dental infections and Helicobacter pylori infection in gastric/duodenal ulcer.

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 have infectious mononucleosis.
    If you are susceptible to allergic symptoms such as bronchial asthma, rash or hives, or if any of your parents and siblings is (are) so.
    If you have renal disorder.
  • If you are 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))
  • Infections other than Helicobacter pylori infection: In general, for adults, take 1.25 g (250 mg [titer] of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 to 4 times a day. For children, take 0.1 to 0.2 g/kg (20 to 40 mg [titer]/kg) in 3 to 4 divided doses per day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. For children, the maximum daily dose is 0.45 g/kg (90 mg [titer]/kg).
    Helicobacter pylori infection in gastric/duodenal ulcer: In general, for adults, take 3.75 g (750 mg [titer] of the active ingredient) at a time together with another antibiotic and a drug suppressing gastric acid secretion simultaneously, twice a day for 7 days.
    This preparation contains 200 mg (titer) of the active ingredient per gram. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. 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

  • In case red, orange or pink colored grains are found in your stool, they may possibly be the inactive ingredient carmine granules directly excreted in the feces or otherwise may represent bloody stool due to colitis which is a serious adverse reaction. If you notice any such colored grains in your stool, consult with your doctor.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, loose stool, enlarged feeling of abdomen, taste abnormality, nausea, stomatitis, glossitis, headache, dizziness, fever, rash, hives and itching. 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.
  • facial pallor, cold sweat, respiratory distress [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • fever, erythema with central edema, bulbar conjunctiva hyperemia [toxic epidermal necrolysis, muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome, erythema multiforme, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis)]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [serious renal disorder such as acute renal failure]
  • fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain [serious colitis with blood stool such as pseudomembranous colitis]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
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 reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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