Be sure to keep all of your appointments with your doctor so that your progress can be checked.
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Keep your tablets in the bottle to protect from light until it is time to take them.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions why Rivotril has been prescribed for you.
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Do not take a double a dose to make up for one you have missed.
Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember and then go back to taking it as you would normally. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Others may occur in some people and there may be some side effects not yet known. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects.
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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. These medicines may be affected by Rivotril or may affect how well Rivotril works.
Take Rivotril exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Do not store it, or any other medicine, in a bathroom or near a sink.
Rivotril drops and tablets are used for the treatment of epilepsy in infants, children and adults.
Be careful if you are elderly, unwell, drinking alcohol or taking other medicines.
If you have taken too much Rivotril, you may feel drowsy, tired, confused, dizzy, have difficulty breathing, feel weak or become unconscious.
If you are not sure if you should be taking Rivotril, talk to your doctor.
l your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell, even if it is not on this list.
Oral Drops Rivotril drops should not be administered directly into the mouth. Rivotril is compatible with water, tea or fruit juice. Drops should be given with a spoon.
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. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
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Tablets Swallow the Rivotril tablets whole with a glass of water.
The risks are greater for patients on higher doses or on long term treatment, or patients who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse. This medicine may be addictive.
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Do not stop taking Rivotril or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor.
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Do not take Rivotril for a longer time than your doctor has prescribed.
Rivotril may be taken with or without food.
This leaflet answers some common questions about Rivotril.
You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. Rivotril helps most people with epilepsy but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people.
If you are not sure whether to skip the dose, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
l your doctor if, for any reason, you have not taken your medicine exactly as prescribed.
Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don't understand anything in this list.
Rivotril drops are a clear blue liquid supplied in a 10mL amber glass bottle with a dropper in the neck of the bottle.
Rivotril 2 mg Tablets are round, white, with a score break on one side and ROCHE 2 on the other, and come in packs of 100.
l all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking Rivotril.
If you take the tablets out of the bottle they may not keep well.
Your doctor will l you how much Rivotril to take each day.
Rivotril 0.5 mg Tablets are round, pale orange with a score break on one side and ROCHE 0.5 on the other, and come in bottles of 100 or blister packs of 50.
l your doctor if you feel Rivotril is not helping your condition.
Some medicines may interfere with Rivotril. These medicines include:.
Do not let yourself run out of medicine over the weekend or on holidays.
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If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start using Rivotril Tablets.
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.
l your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.
Do not use Rivotril to treat other complaints unless your doctor says to.
Do not give Rivotril to anyone else even if they have the same condition as you.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
l your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Rivotril.
Rivotril injection contains benzyl alcohol and must not be given to newborn babies, especially premature babies.
Your doctor must know about all the following before you start to take Rivotril.
Rivotril injection will be stored appropriay by the health care facility where you are treated.
Injections Rivotril injections will be prepared and given by a doctor or nurse.
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Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Rivotril affects you.
If there is a need to take Rivotril when you are pregnant your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits to you and the unborn baby. It is not known whether Rivotril is harmful to an unborn baby when taken by a pregnant woman.
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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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Do not leave it in the car or on window sills.
Take Rivotril as directed by your doctor.
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.
Keep Rivotril tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30 °C.
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.
Your doctor may suggest that you avoid alcohol while you are taking Rivotril. Some people may experience side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and unsteadiness which may increase the risk of a fall.
Stopping this medicine suddenly may cause some unwanted effects. Your doctor will explain how you should slowly reduce your dose of Rivotril before you can stop taking it compley.
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. Rivotril may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some people and therefore may affect alertness.
If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed it may not work as well.
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.
Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Rivotril against the benefits they expect it will have for you. All medicines have risks and benefits.
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l your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Rivotril.
Rivotril is distributed in Australia by:
Some symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
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Continue taking Rivotril until your doctor ls you to stop.
It is supplied as a pack of 5 amber glass ampoules (1 mL) with 5 diluent ampoules (1 mL). Rivotril injection is a clear, colourless to greenish yellow liquid.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, l them before you start taking Rivotril.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Rivotril for another reason.
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Rivotril may pass into the breast milk and cause drowsiness and/or feeding difficulties in the baby. Rivotril is not recommended for use while breastfeeding.
Do not take any other medicines whether they require a prescription or not without first ling your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Rivotril Tablets are gluten free.
Keep Rivotril drops in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 °C.
Rivotril injection is also used to treat status epilepticus (prolonged or repeated fits or seizures without any recovery between attacks).
Keep Rivotril where young children cannot reach it.
You should not drink alcohol while taking Rivotril. Alcohol may increase the effects of Rivotril and lead to serious side effects.
If you are not sure what to do, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects are rare. These are serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention.
Rivotril belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals.
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