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Ultiva (remifentanil when made available in a generic) is a synthetic opioid drug that is normally used during surgical procedures to provide pain management and anesthesia. It is an extremely potent drug that has a rapid onset of action but a short duration of its effect. When used by a professional as directed, it works to quickly sedate the person undergoing surgery. The effect lasts only a few minutes long but carries a high risk of issues involving respiratory or cardiac failure. Due to these risks coupled with the short-term effect of Ultiva, anesthesiologists often use other less-potent anesthetic drugs in addition to Ultiva during the procedure to ensure that the patient remains asleep for the duration.

While Ultiva is commonly used only in a medically-supervised setting, it is sometimes used recreationally because it’s an opioid and is capable of producing euphoric effects like those seen with other narcotic drugs. Besides addiction, abusers of Ultiva put themselves at high risk for life threatening conditions usually involving a stoppage of breathing or heartbeat. The fast action of Ultiva and rapid decline of its effects can lead a user to redosing of the drug. Added dosing to achieve the high can produce a buildup of the drug in the body and an overdose is then likely.

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Ultiva Mixing It and AlcoholMixing alcohol and Ultiva can lead to side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impaired judgment. There is also a chance of serious side effects, such as low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, and death.
Ultiva OverdoseUltiva is a brand name of the generic opioid analgesic remifentanil. Ultiva has a fast onset and rapid recovery time. It’s administered via continuous injection for the management of severe acute pain during invasive surgical procedures.
Taking Ultiva While Pregnant: What You Need to KnowSo, is it okay to take Ultiva while pregnant? There are two different scenarios where someone might wonder if Ultiva is safe during pregnancy. First would be if Ultiva were given by a medical professional prior to a procedure or during labor. This is something that would be up to the doctor and medical team to determine. A doctor will often weigh the use of certain substances and compare the risks versus the benefits if they’re used during pregnancy. On the other hand, if a woman recreationally uses Ultiva and becomes pregnant, she may wonder what the risks to her unborn baby are. Generally speaking, Ultiva isn’t something that should be used during pregnancy unless under the supervision of a medical professional.
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