Active ingredients: remifentanil
What it is used for
Ultiva for Injection is indicated- as an opioid adjunct for use during induction and/or maintenance of general anaesthesia during surgical procedures including cardiac surgery in adults; as an opioid adjunct for use during induction and/or maintenance of general anaesthesia during surgical but not cardiac procedures in children aged 1 to 12 years; for continuation as an analgesic into the immediate post-operative period under the close supervision of medically qualified persons trained in the use of anaesthetic drugs, during transition to longer acting analgesia following adult cardiac surgery-when endotracheal intubation and controlled ventillation are anticipated. For provision of analgesia and sedation in mechanically ventilated intensive care patients.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white lyophilised powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is Schedule 8: Controlled Drug.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient remifentanil
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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