Remifentanil Mixing It and Alcohol
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Do not drink alcohol or consume any products that contain alcohol while injecting Remifentanil. This rule should be followed regardless of whether you are in a hospital setting or outside of a hospital.
Review your complete medical history with your doctor including prescriptions, non-prescriptions, vitamins, supplements and alcohol consumption habits, so they can decide if Remifentanil is the right medication for you. Informing your doctor of your complete medical history will help them to make the safest choice for your care.
Some common side effects of Remifentanil are itching, sweating, headache, muscle pain, cough, sore throat, dizziness, confusion, and agitation.
Remifentanil can cause other, less common, side effects, including:
- Weak, shallow breathing
- Breathing that stops
- Fast or slow heart rate
- Stiff muscles
- Severe weakness, feeling light-headed or fainting.
If you experience any side effects or notice any changes in your body after receiving a dose of Remifentanil, inform your doctor immediately, as some of these may be serious.
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Remember to inform your doctor of your typical alcohol consumption when determining whether to treat your pain with Remifentanil. This is important information your doctor needs when deciding the best method for treating your pain in the hospital.
Side effects from mixing alcohol with Remifentanil can be deadly, so do not mix the two. Check all products for alcohol prior to consuming them in the time periods after or before you’ve been given Remifentanil.
If you feel you cannot abstain from alcohol while being treated with Remifentanil, talk to your doctor about alternative drugs to address your pain during your hospital stay.
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