This medication is a narcotic analgesic, prescribed for inducing anesthesia during surgery. It is also used as part of epidural anesthesia during labor and delivery with other medications.
Dose is based in patients body weight and health condition.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Caution should be exercised in patients with any allergy, heart disease, kidney or liver impairment, lung diseases, head injury, drug or alcohol dependency, elderly, children less than 2 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Most Common :
Heart : Fast or slow heart rate, high or low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, heart arrest.
Musculoskeletal : Chest wall rigidity, skeletal muscle rigidity of neck and extremities.
Central Nervous System : Drowsiness.
Skin : Itching, redness.
Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting.
Body as a Whole : Shock.
Respiratory : Diffcuilty in breathing, asthma, and postoperative respiratory depression.
Miscellaneous : Intraoperative muscle movement, and chills.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-25°C).
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