How it should be taken
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
IV- The recommended dose range is 8 to 245mcg/kg.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity
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.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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.
Store at 20° to 25°C.