sufentanil-injection, Sufenta (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication can cause drowsiness, dizziness, coordination problems, a floating feeling, headache, nausea or vomiting. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Notify your doctor promptly if you develop: muscle stiffness, tremors, an unusually slow, rapid or irregular pulse, hallucinations, breathing trouble (including slow or shallow breathing), seizures. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing (usually wheezing). If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: allergies (especially drug allergies), heart problems, liver problems, kidney problems, lung diseases or breathing disorders, head injury, drug or alcohol dependency. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving) since this drug can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcohol intake since it may aggravate drug side effects. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol), blood pressure drugs, other narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), tranquilizers, sleeping pills, sedatives, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti- anxiety drugs, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, cimetidine. Check all labels for any drug products you use, since some contain medicine that can make you drowsy (such as cough-and-cold products). Consult your pharmacist. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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