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Brand name: Fentanyl (B Braun) TM

Active ingredients: fentanyl

What it is used for

Analgesic action of short duration during anaesthetic periods, premedication, induction and maintenance, and in the immediate post-operative period (recovery room) as the need arises - use as a narcotic analgesic supplement in general and regional anaesthesia - administration with a neuroleptic such as droperidol injection as an anaesthetic premedication, for the induction of anaesthesia, and as an adjunct in the maintenance of general and regional anaesthesia.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Sterile, clear colourless solution, practically free from visible particles

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is Schedule 8 : Controlled Drug.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient fentanyl

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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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