GENERIC NAME: FENTANYL - INJECTION (FEN-tuh-nill)
BRAND NAME(S): Sublimaze
USES: This medication is a narcotic pain reliever, generally with anesthesia for surgery or procedures.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a muscle (IM) or by slow injection into a vein (IV) by a health care provider. The dose will depend on your condition and response. Use this only as directed. Long-term or excessive use of this medication can cause dependency (or craving for this drug). After a period of time, this medication may not work as well. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause drowsiness, dizziness, pain at the site of injection, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, trouble sleeping or sweating. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Report promptly: mental/mood changes, tremors. Unlikely but report promptly: poor coordination, vision problems, difficulty urinating, unusually slow breathing, hallucinations, slow or irregular heartbeat, rash. Very unlikely but report promptly: seizures, fainting. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Laxatives with senna may be helpful for narcotic-related constipation. Consult your doctor and pharmacist before use. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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