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Brand name: Remifentanil (Apo) TM

Active ingredients: remifentanil

What it is used for

Remifentanil 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 112 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 agents, during transition to longer-acting analgesia following adult cardiac surgery when endotracheal intubation and controlled ventilation are anticipated;,- for provision of analgesia and sedation in mechanically-ventilated intensive care patients.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 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

White to off-white powder

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 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.

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

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