Remifentanil Withdrawal and Detox
- 1. What Is Remifentanil?
- 2. Remifentanil Withdrawal and Detox
- 3. What Are Common Remifentanil Withdrawal Symptoms?
- 4. Remifentanil Withdrawal Timeline and Symptom Durations
- 5. Managing Withdrawal Symptoms of Remifentanil
- 6. Remifentanil Medications and Detox
- 7. How to Choose a Remifentanil Center
The most common side effects associated with Remifentanil are nausea, hypotension, vomiting, and muscle rigidity.
Other side effects that have been associated with Remifentanil are bradycardia, shivering, fever, dizziness, visual disturbance, headache, respiratory depression, apnea, pruritus, tachycardia, postoperative pain, hypertension, agitation, chills, warm sensation, pain at IV site, and hypoxia.
Please note, this is not a complete list of the possible Remifentanil side effects. Call your doctor for more information if you or someone you love believe they are experiencing a side effect of this medication that is not listed above.
Remifentanil administration should never be abruptly halted. Suddenly discontinuing this form of treatment will predispose patients to experience enhanced, unwanted withdrawal symptoms. In fact, you should never adjust your dosage levels or treatment schedule for any potent opioid without explicit affirmations from your doctor.
Substances which have been shown to cause a Remifentanil interaction are benzodiazepines, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, general anesthetics, antipsychotics, opioids, alcohol, mirtazapine, trazodone, tramadol, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, butorphanol, nalbuphine, pentazocine, and buprenorphine. These substances can sometimes affect how well Remifentanil works or induce a dangerous interaction which may lead to hospitalization or death. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are considering starting any of these medications prior to your Remifentanil treatment.
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