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Injection
Published: 4/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ROHYPNOL Intravenous Injection 2mg
 Active ingredient:
Flunitrazepam
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine calms you down when injected before anesthesia.
It is usually used as an introduction for general anesthesia or as a sadation for local anesthesia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are a patient with glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, heart/hepatic/renal disorder or brain disorder.
    If you are debilitated.
    If you are a patient with decreased respiratory function due to asthma, etc.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In genral, slowly inject intravenously at anesthesia.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • It is a normal routine to fast before anesthesia. If you took a meal or drank alcohol before anesthesia, consult with your doctor.
  • Alcohol causes this medicine to act excessively. Avoid drinking alcohol after anesthesia.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include decreased blood pressure, tongue root subsidence, respiratory depression, arousal difficulties and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • dyspnea  [tongue root subsidence]
  • not able to breathe  [apnea]
  • shallow and fast breathing turning into breathlessness, hyperventilation  [respiratory depression]
  • impaired judgment, inability to have normal thoughts  [confusion]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • [To family members] Even after the patient woke up from anesthesia, he/she may have sedation or anterograde amnesia. If you notice any unusual behavior or symptoms, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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