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Sifrol Tablets
Consumer Medicine Information
What is in this leaflet
Before you take Sifrol
Restless Legs Syndrome
When you must not take it
Do not take Sifrol if you are allergic
Do not take Sifrol after the expiry
date printed on the pack, or if the
you taking Sifrol against the benefits it How Sifrol works
packaging is torn or shows signs of
If you have any concerns about
taking this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
If you are not sure whether you
Keep this leaflet with your
should start taking Sifrol, talk to
your doctor.
Before you start to take it
Ask your doctor if you have any
Tell your doctor if you have
questions about why Sifrol has been
allergies to any other medicines,
What Sifrol is used for
prescribed for you.
foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have, or have
had, any of the following medical
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a disease of the Use in children
Tell your doctor if you are
pregnant, or likely to become
pregnant during your course of
relays messages in the part of the brain medication.
Restless Legs Syndrome
Tell your doctor if you are
The usual starting dose is one Sifrol
breastfeeding, or likely to breastfeed
0.125 mg tablet once a day, usually 2
during your course of medication.
to 3 hours before you go to bed.
If you have not told your doctor or
pharmacist about any of the above,
tell them before you start taking

Follow all directions given to you by
your doctor or pharmacist carefully.

How to take Sifrol
Taking other medicines
How to take it
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
Follow all directions given to you by
you are taking any other medicines
your doctor or pharmacist carefully.
Swallow the tablets with a full glass
including any that you buy without
of water.
a prescription from your pharmacy,
supermarket or health food shop.
When to take it
Take Sifrol at about the same time
each day.
If you do not understand the
instructions on the label, ask your
How long to take it
doctor or pharmacist for help.
Continue taking Sifrol for as long as
your doctor tells you.
How much to take
If you forget to take it
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
If it is almost time for your next
The usual starting dose is one Sifrol
dose, skip the dose you missed and
0.125 mg tablet three times a day.
take the next dose when you are
meant to.
Otherwise, take it as soon as you
remember, then go back to taking it
as you would normally.
Do not take a double dose to make
up for the dose that you have
Restless Legs Syndrome
Be careful getting up from a sitting
or lying position.
If you forget to take Sifrol before
you go to bed and you wake up late
Tell your doctor as soon as possible
in the night or early morning, do
if there is any worsening of your
not take any Sifrol as you may have
trouble waking in the morning.
If you or your family notices an
Skip the dose you missed and take
increase in compulsive behaviour,
You should monitor your skin and
the next dose when you are meant
seek immediate medical advice.
see your doctor in case of any
If you are not sure what to do, ask
Things you must not do
your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give Sifrol to anyone else,
If you have trouble remembering to
even if they have the same condition
take your medicine, ask your
pharmacist for some hints.
Do not stop taking Sifrol or change
the dose without checking with your

Side effects
If you take too much
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as
soon as possible if you do not feel
well while you are taking Sifrol.
Immediately telephone your doctor,
pharmacist or Poisons Information
Parkinson’s disease or RLS, but it may Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for
advice, or go to Emergency at your
nearest hospital if you think that
you or anyone else may have taken
asks you to stop taking Sifrol, the dose too much Sifrol. Do this even if
there are no signs of discomfort or
Things to be careful of
Do not be alarmed by these lists of
possible side effects. You may not
Be careful driving or operating
experience any of them.
machinery until you know how
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to
Sifrol affects you.
answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of
the following and they worry you:
Make sure you know how you react
to Sifrol before you engage in any
activities where impaired alertness
While you are taking
may put yourself or others at risk of
serious injury.
If you experience excessive
Things you must do
drowsiness or an episode of sudden
Tell all doctors and pharmacists
onset of sleep (while performing
who are treating you that you are
daily activities), do not drive or
taking Sifrol.
perform any potentially dangerous
activities, and contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you feel that Sifrol is not helping
Be careful when drinking alcohol
your condition.
while taking Sifrol.
Tell your doctor if, for any reason,
you have not used Sifrol exactly as
After taking Sifrol
especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position Ingredients
Keep Sifrol in the pack until it is
time to take it.
Keep Sifrol in a cool dry place
where the temperature stays below
Do not store Sifrol or any other
medicine in the bathroom or near a
sink. Do not leave it in the car or on
window sills.
Keep your Sifrol where young
children cannot reach it.
Tell your doctor immediately if you
or your family notice any of the
following side effects:
If your doctor tells you to stop
taking this medicine or the expiry
date has passed, ask your
pharmacist what to do with any
medicine that is left over.
Product Description
What it looks like
white tablets with ‘P6’ on one side and  Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Limited 2012 Australian Registration
scored tablets with ‘P7’ on one side Numbers:
scored tablets with ‘P9’ on one side and company symbol on the other. Tell your doctor if you notice
anything else that is making you feel

scored tablets with ‘P11’ on one side packs of 10 and 100 tablets. Sifrol 0.125 mg tablets are also available in


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