Generic Name : Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection Pronunciation : al-FEN-tuh-NILL HIGH-droe-KLOR-ide Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics ICD Code : Y45.8
International- Alfenta. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a strong analgesic, prescribed for relieving pain and induction of anesthesia in specific situations. It provides analgesic protection against hemodynamic responses to surgical stress with recovery times. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV- The recommended dose range is 8 to 245mcg/kg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney, liver, heart, or thyroid disease, seizures, asthma, lung inflammation, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
Most Common - Respiratory depression and skeletal muscle rigidity.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting.
Heart - Abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart rate, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, fast heart rate.
Musculoskeletal - Chest wall rigidity, skeletal muscle movements.
Respiratory - Postoperative respiratory depression.
Central Nervous System - Blurred vision, dizziness, sleepiness/postoperative sedation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 20° to 25°C.
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