Active ingredients: remifentanil
What it is used for
Remifentanil is indicated:,ò As an opioid adjunct for use during induction and/or maintenance of general anaesthesia during surgical procedures including cardiac surgery in adults,ò As an opioid adjunct for use during induction and/or maintenance of general anaesthesia during surgical procedures but not cardiac procedures in children aged 1 to 12 years,ò 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 ventilation are anticipated.,ò For provision of analgesia and sedation in mechanically ventilated intensive care patients.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Reconstituted Solution see indications for shelf life
- 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.
White to off-white lyophilised powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is
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
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