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Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection

Generic Name : Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection
Pronunciation : al-FEN-tuh-NILL HIGH-droe-KLOR-ide
Latest prescription information about Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection

International- Alfenta.
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Why is Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

Alfentanil hydrochloride injection is a powerful morphine-like drug used for relieving the pain during the surgery with general anesthesia.

It helps for managing postoperative pain and also for additional pain relief while undergoing painful procedures.  

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When should Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity

What is the dosage of Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection?

IV- The recommended dose range is 8 to 245mcg/kg.

How should Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Alfentanil Hydrochloride Injection?

Store at 20 to 25C.

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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