Remifentanil Addiction and Abuse

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Remifentanil is a medication prescribed to prevent pain during or after surgery. This medication is classified as an opioid, which is a category of drugs that directly affects how the brain recognizes and responds to pain. Remifentanil helps to block pain signals from reaching the brain, which provides pain relief.

Remifentanil is recommended to patients as part of anesthesia during a procedure, so you should never take this medication without medical supervision. Remifentanil misuse can result in dangerous and possibly fatal side effects. This substance is especially risky if you do not take the correct dosage.

Remifentanil Addiction and Abuse
Remifentanil is a medication that is provided to patients for pain relief during and following a medical procedure. This medication is administered intravenously through an IV under the care of a doctor. Your doctor will determine the proper dosage of Remifentanil to help reduce your pain levels throughout surgery and to manage any related post-procedure pain.

Remifentanil should only be taken in a medical setting and injected by a physician. Injecting too much Remifentanil or taking it in combination with other medications can cause serious adverse effects. There is also a risk for the patient to experience an accidental overdose if Remifentanil is misused.

Like all opioids, taking Remifentanil puts you at risk of developing a substance use disorder — even if taken according to doctor directions. Combining Remifentanil with any other type of drug also increases your chances of either becoming reliant on Remifentanil or causing an overdose.

You need to seek immediate medical attention if you begin to experience any serious side effects such as shallow breathing, rapid or slowed heart rate, severe weakness, or fainting, as these can be signs of an overdose. Severe symptoms such as hallucinations, sweating, fever, shivering, loss of coordination, or twitching, can indicate a life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome. Feel like your Remifentanil treatment is affecting your ability to live a normal life? Give us a call any time, toll free at 1-844-229-2468 to discuss your situation and feelings.

Injecting Remifentanil can cause certain side effects. Common side effects may include slowed breathing, slowed heart rate, or stiff muscles. Your doctor may adjust your dosage if these symptoms persist or worsen after a few minutes of receiving the injection. A medical professional will be monitoring your vitals after giving you Remifentanil to make sure you aren’t experiencing any adverse reactions.

Taking Remifentanil can slow your breathing, making it vital to have your breathing monitored to ensure it does not reach a dangerous level. Never take Remifentanil while on other medications, as this could lead to a fatal drug interaction. Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking before taking Remifentanil.

Remifentanil dependence can become seriously deadly. You don’t have to deal with your substance use disorder alone, we have representatives available 24 hours a day to speak with you about our compassionate recovery program. Visit our website or call us toll-free at 855-548-9825 to learn more information. Reach out for support that will transform your perspective and get your life back.