flumazenil-injection, Romazicon

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flumazenil-injection, Romazicon

GENERIC NAME: FLUMAZENIL - INJECTION (flew-MAY-zee-nill)

BRAND NAME(S): Romazicon

Warning | Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

WARNING: Flumazenil can cause seizures, especially in patients who have been on benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam) for a long time or if patient has taken too much of a benzodiazepine (overdose).

USES: This medication reverses the sedative effects of certain medications. It is used to counteract effects of certain anesthetics. It may also be used in the treatment of drug overdose.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection by a health care professional. The dose and frequency of use is based on your condition and response. You will be monitored closely while receiving this medication.

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, sweating, irritation at the injection site, blurred vision, flushing, nausea, vomiting or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: rapid heart rate, skin rash, mood changes, irritability, anxiety, mental confusion, nervousness, tremor, abnormal/jerky muscle movements, depression. Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages or any prescription or nonprescription medication for at least one day unless directed to do so by your doctor. Be aware that sedation may persist and that your memory and judgment may be impaired for up to one day. Therefore, avoid driving and do not perform tasks requiring alertness until you no longer feel dizzy. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have a history of: seizures, panic attacks, alcohol or drug dependency, breathing disorders, heart disease, liver disease, head injury, allergies (especially drug allergies). This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. This drug is not recommended for use in children.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, sedatives. Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include emotional or mood changes, agitation, and convulsions.

NOTES: This medication reverses the sedative effects of other medication but memory and judgment may still be vague for up to one day.

MISSED DOSE: This medication is administered by a health care professional who will determine your dose and schedule. There is no need for follow-up doses.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Reviewed on 3/2/2005
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