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Ultiva Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is remifentanil (Ultiva)?
- What are the possible side effects of remifentanil (Ultiva)?
- What is the most important information I should know about remifentanil (Ultiva)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before I receive remifentanil (Ultiva)?
- How should I take remifentanil (Ultiva)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ultiva)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ultiva)?
- What should I avoid after receiving remifentanil (Ultiva)?
- What other drugs will affect remifentanil (Ultiva)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ultiva)?
Since remifentanil is given as needed by a healthcare professional for only a short time, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ultiva)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include slow breathing, chest tightness, slow heart rate, extreme weakness or dizziness, seizure, or fainting.
What should I avoid after receiving remifentanil (Ultiva)?
Remifentanil can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. You should not plan on driving or doing anything that requires you to be awake and alert right after you are treated with this medication.
Follow your doctor's instructions about any other restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you are treated with remifentanil.
What other drugs will affect remifentanil (Ultiva)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with remifentanil. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about remifentanil.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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