GENERIC NAME: REMIFENTANIL - INJECTION (rem-ih-FEN-tuh-nil)
BRAND NAME(S): Ultiva
USES: Remifentanil is a pain medication used before and/or during surgery or other procedures requiring anesthesia. This drug may also be used for pain control after surgery under close supervision of a doctor or other medical (pain) specialist.
HOW TO USE: This medication is injected into a vein (slow IV injection or continuous infusion) by medical professionals specifically trained in the use of anesthetic drugs. Remifentanil should be used only in a hospital or clinical setting equipped with appropriate monitoring and life-support equipment. The dosage is based on the patient's medical condition and response to the medication. This product contains glycine and is not intended for epidural or intrathecal injection. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently, or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist. Learn all mixing, dilution, and administration/usage instructions in the product package and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unclear about any of the information.
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