Brand name: Flumazenil (Apo) TM
Active ingredients: flumazenil
What it is used for
Flumazenil is indicated for use in hospitalised patients for the reversal of acute benzodiazepine effects (overdose or therapeutic). Hospitalised patients are patients admitted to hospital, inpatient care and under continued professional observation while under the influence of flumazenil. Not to be used in outpatients or short stay patients. Not to be used as a diagnostic.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear and colourless solution, free from visible particles
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient flumazenil
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems