Continue taking RIVOTRIL until your doctor ls you to stop.
l your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
Rivotril Oral liquid is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient clonazepam.
Do not leave it in the car or on window sills. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
These medicines may be affected by RIVOTRIL or may affect how well RIVOTRIL works. Your doctor or pharmacist can l you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines. They also have a more complete list of medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking RIVOTRIL.
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If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed it may not work as well.
l your doctor if you feel RIVOTRIL is not helping your condition.
If you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much RIVOTRIL, immediay ephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (ephone 13 11 26) for advice or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital. You may need urgent medical attention. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
Back to top. If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, l them before you start taking RIVOTRIL.
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be some side effects not yet known.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed RIVOTRIL for another purpose.
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All medicines can have side effects. RIVOTRIL helps most people with epilepsy but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. l your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking RIVOTRIL. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.
If you take the tablets out of the bottle they may not keep well. Keep your tablets in the bottle to protect from light until it is time to take them.
RIVOTRIL may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some people and therefore may affect alertness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how RIVOTRIL affects you. Make sure you know how you react to RIVOTRIL before you drive a car or operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are drowsy, dizzy or not alert.
Be careful if you are elderly, unwell, drinking alcohol or taking other medicines.
RIVOTRIL is distributed by: Roche Products Pty Limited ABN 70 000 132 865 4 - 10 Inman Road Dee Why, NSW 2099 Customer enquiries: 1 800 233 950.
l your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including any that you have bought without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health-food shop.
RIVOTRIL injections will be prepared and given by a doctor or nurse.
RIVOTRIL injection is also used to treat status epilepticus (prolonged or repeated fits or seizures without any recovery between attacks).
Ask your doctor if you have any questions why RIVOTRIL has been prescribed for you.
It does not contain all the available information.
Stopping this medicine suddenly may cause some unwanted effects. Do not stop taking RIVOTRIL or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor. Your doctor will explain how you should slowly reduce your dose of RIVOTRIL before you can stop taking it compley.
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Back to top. If you are not sure what to do, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Take RIVOTRIL exactly as your doctor has prescribed. Your doctor will l you how much RIVOTRIL to take each day.
If your doctor ls you to stop taking RIVOTRIL, or the medicine has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any tablets that are left over. Back to top.
Keep RIVOTRIL where young children cannot reach it. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
These are serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.
They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals. RIVOTRIL belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines.
l all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking RIVOTRIL.
Do not store it, or any other medicine, in a bathroom or near a sink. Keep RIVOTRIL in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C.
l your doctor if you become pregnant while taking RIVOTRIL.
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Some medicines may interfere with RIVOTRIL. These medicines include:.
If you have taken too much RIVOTRIL, you may feel drowsy, tired, confused, dizzy, have difficulty breathing, feel weak or become unconscious.
Drops should be given with a spoon. RIVOTRIL drops should not be administered directly into the mouth. RIVOTRIL is compatible with water, tea or fruit juice.
Please check with your pharmacist for the latest Consumer Medicine Information. Australian Registration Numbers:.
Back to top. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Take RIVOTRIL as directed by your doctor.
This medicine may be addictive.
If you are not sure if you should be taking RIVOTRIL, talk to your doctor.
RIVOTRIL may be taken with or without food.
l your doctor if, for any reason, you have not taken your medicine exactly as prescribed. Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember and then go back to taking it as you would normally.
Do not take a double a dose to make up for one you have missed. If you are not sure whether to skip the dose, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
RIVOTRIL drops and tablets are used for the treatment of epilepsy in infants, children and adults.
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Do not let yourself run out of medicine over the weekend or on holidays.
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Brand name: Rivotril Oral liquid Active ingredient: clonazepam Schedule: S4.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don't understand anything in this list.
You may not experience any of them. Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. Back to top.
Do not use RIVOTRIL to treat other complaints unless your doctor says to.
l your doctor immediay or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital if you notice any of the following:
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Keep ephone numbers for these places handy.
This leaflet answers some common questions about RIVOTRIL.
Do not take any other medicines whether they require a prescription or not without first ling your doctor.
Your doctor must know about all the following before you start to take RIVOTRIL.
Back to top. You may need to read it again. Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Back to top. This leaflet was prepared on 01 April 2014.
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Some people may experience side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and unsteadiness which may increase the risk of a fall. Your doctor may suggest that you avoid alcohol or reduce the amount of alcohol you drink while you are taking RIVOTRIL. Back to top.
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Infants and children may need a lower dosage and the use of RIVOTRIL drops is recommended. The dose varies from person to person depending on age and the condition being treated.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking RIVOTRIL against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
l your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell, even if it is not on this list.
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If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor may want do some blood and other tests from time to time to check on your progress and detect any unwanted side effects. Be sure to keep all of your appointments with your doctor so that your progress can be checked.
Swallow the RIVOTRIL tablets whole with a glass of water.
Do not take RIVOTRIL for a longer time than your doctor has prescribed.
Do not give RIVOTRIL to anyone else even if they have the same condition as you.
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