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Generic Name: Remifentanil (rem-i-FEN-ta-nil)
Brand Name: Ultiva
Ultiva is used for:
Preventing and treating pain during and after procedures and surgery.
Ultiva is a narcotic pain reliever. It works by dulling the pain perception center in the brain.
Do NOT use Ultiva if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Ultiva :
Some medical conditions may interact with Ultiva . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ultiva . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ultiva may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Ultiva :
Use Ultiva as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ultiva .
Important safety information:
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, Ultiva may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. This is known as TOLERANCE. Talk with your doctor if Ultiva stops working well. Do not take more then prescribed.
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking Ultiva . This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction.
If you suddenly stop taking Ultiva , you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including anxiety; diarrhea; fever, runny nose, or sneezing; goose bumps and abnormal skin sensations; nausea; vomiting; pain; rigid muscles; rapid heartbeat; seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there; shivering or tremors; sweating; and trouble sleeping.
Possible side effects of Ultiva :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing; dizziness; lightheadedness; seizures; slow heartbeat; tightening of muscles in the chest.Proper storage of Ultiva :
Ultiva is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Ultiva at home, store Ultiva as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Ultiva , as well as needles and syringes, out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Ultiva . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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