Anexate; Flumazenil Injection; Flumazenil Injection, USP; Romazicon
- It is used to wake your child up after surgery.
- It is used to treat side effects after benzodiazepine (eg, alprazolam, diazepam, and lorazepam) overdose.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has been given a drug like alprazolam, diazepam, or lorazepam to control a life-threatening health problem like raised pressure in the head or seizures.
- If you think there has been an overdose from taking a drug used to treat low mood (depression) like amitriptyline.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
- Your child may get more alert after getting this drug. Sometimes, your child may feel sleepy again after getting this drug. Have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for alertness for 24 hours after getting this drug and until you see how this drug affects your child. These may be things like riding a bike, playing sports, or using items such as scissors, lawnmowers, electric scooters, toy cars, or motorized vehicles.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
- Fast breathing.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
- Very bad headache.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Change in eyesight.
- Mood changes.
- Change in balance.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Dry mouth.
- Pain and irritation where this drug goes into the body.
- Sweating a lot.
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Not able to sleep.
- It is given as a shot into a vein.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- This drug will be given to your child in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will not store it at home.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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