Drug: ALFENTANIL - INJECTION (al-FEN-tuh-nill)

Alfentanil is a narcotic pain medication used before and/or during surgery.

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Pain at the injection site, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and itching may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify the doctor. Inform the doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: low or high blood pressure, slow or irregular heartbeat, tightness in the chest, trouble breathing. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely. If it occurs, it must be treated immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, swelling, trouble breathing. If other effects not listed above occur, contact the doctor.

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Store at room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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The doctor should be told of all prescription and nonprescription medications the patient uses, especially of: MAO inhibitors used within the last 2 weeks (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), erythromycin, cimetidine. Report the patient's use of drugs that cause drowsiness, such as: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, other narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), drugs for mood or emotional problems, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, anti- histamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine). Additionally, many cough-and-cold medicines contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask the patient if they use any. If needed, consult the pharmacy about the safe use of those products. Other medications should not be started without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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