flumazenil-injection, Romazicon (cont.)

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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