Sifrol® Tablets
Consumer Medicine Information
What is in this leaflet
Use in children
Before you take Sifrol
recent information may be available.
When you must not take it
Do not take Sifrol if you are
allergic to:
signals in certain areas of the brain. It If you have any concerns about
taking this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
How Sifrol works
Keep this leaflet with your
Do not take Sifrol after the expiry
date printed on the pack, or if the
You may need to read it again later.
packaging is torn or shows signs of
to a group of medicines known asdopamine agonists, which bind to What Sifrol is used for
Ask your doctor if you have any
If you are not sure whether you
questions about why Sifrol has
should start taking Sifrol, talk to
been prescribed for you.
your doctor.
Before you start to take it
Tell your doctor if you have
allergies to any other medicines,
foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have, or
have had, any of the following
medical conditions:
Do not chew, divide or crush Sifrol.
When to take it
Take Sifrol at about the same time
Tell your doctor if you are
each day.
pregnant, or likely to become
pregnant during your course of

benefits and risks of taking Sifrol.
How long to take it
Tell your doctor if you are
breastfeeding, or likely to
Continue taking Sifrol for as long
breastfeed during your course of
as your doctor tells you.
If you have not told your doctor or
If you forget to take it
pharmacist about any of the above,
tell them before you start taking
If it is almost time for your next
dose, skip the dose you missed and
take the next dose when you are

Taking other medicines
meant to.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
How to take Sifrol
Otherwise, take it as soon as you
you are taking any other medicines
remember, then go back to taking
including any that you buy without
Follow all directions given to you
it as you would normally.
a prescription from your
by your doctor or pharmacist
Do not take a double dose to make
pharmacy, supermarket or health
up for the dose that you have
food shop.
information contained in this leaflet.
If you forget to take Sifrol before
you go to bed and you wake up late
in the night or early morning, do
If you do not understand the
not take any Sifrol as you may
instructions on the label, ask your
have trouble waking in the
doctor or pharmacist for help.
If you are not sure what to do, ask
How much to take
your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual dose is one tablet a day.
If you have trouble remembering
to use your medicine, ask your
pharmacist for some hints.
Follow all directions given to you
by your doctor or pharmacist
If you take too much
How to take it
Immediately telephone your
Swallow the tablet whole with a
doctor, pharmacist or Poisons
full glass of water.
Information Centre (telephone 13
11 26) for advice, or go to Accident
serious, most of the time they are not.
and Emergency at your nearest
hospital if you think that you or
anyone else may have taken too
Do not be alarmed by these lists of
much Sifrol. Do this even if there
Things to be careful of
possible side effects. You may not
are no signs of discomfort or
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
Tell your doctor if you notice any
of the following and they worry
Make sure you know how you
react to Sifrol before you engage in
any activities where impaired
alertness may put yourself or

others at risk of serious injury.
While you are taking

If you experience excessive
drowsiness or an episode of sudden
onset of sleep (while performing
Things you must do
daily activities), do not drive or
Tell all doctors and pharmacists
perform any potentially dangerous
who are treating you that you are
activities, and contact your doctor.
taking Sifrol.
Be careful when drinking alcohol
If you feel that Sifrol is not helping
while taking Sifrol.
your condition, tell your doctor or
Tell your doctor if, for any reason,
Be careful getting up from a sitting
you have not used Sifrol exactly as
or lying position.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible
if there is any worsening of your
If you or your family notices an
increase in compulsive behaviour,
You should monitor your skin and
seek immediate medical advice.
see your doctor in case of any
Things you must not do
Do not give Sifrol to anyone else,
even if they have the same
condition as you.
Side effects
Do not stop taking Sifrol or change
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as
the dose without checking with
soon as possible if you do not feel
Tell your doctor immediately if
your doctor.
well while you are taking Sifrol.
you or your family notice any of
the following side effects:
pharmacist what to do with any
medicine that is left over.
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Tell your doctor if you notice
anything else that is making you
feel unwell.
packs of 10 and 100 tablets exceptfor the 0.125 mg tablets which arealso available in packs of 30 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be available.
After taking Sifrol
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.

If your doctor tells you to stop
taking this medicine or the expiry
date has passed, ask your

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