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Revised: 12/2011

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 :
KYTRIL Tablet 2mg
 Active ingredient:
Granisetron hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
triangle-shaped, white tablet (perpendicular: approx. 8.5mm, thickness: approx. 3.7mm)
 Print on wrapping:
カイトリル2mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine exerts antagonistic inhibition on serotonin-its receptor combination, and prevents nausea and vomiting caused by taking anticancer drugs and radiation therapy.
It is usually used to treat digestive symptoms (nausea and vomiting) caused by taking anticancer drugs or radiation therapy.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
  • 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))
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take 1 tablet (2mg of granisetron) once a day. It should be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Contact your doctor/pharmacist. If you do not take this medicine for a while, you may throw up or feel nauseous. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of this medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: constipation, rash, etc.
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.
  • chills, cold sweat, numbness in the limbs, dizziness on standing up, breathing difficulty, chest pressured feeling, rash, urticaria, itch, swelling, decreased blood pressure [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
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 the reach of children. Store at room temperature (1-30℃), away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist how to discard.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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