The Web Health



Generic name: remifentanil [rem-i-FEN-ta-nil]
Drug class: opioids (narcotic analgesics)

What is Ultiva?

Ultiva is an opioid drug that is prescribed to alleviate or reduce discomfort during and following the procedure and other surgical procedures. Ultiva is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of ultiva

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Opioid medicines can impede or stop your breathing and even cause death. Anyone who cares for you should seek immediate medical attention if you experience slow breathing with long pauses and blue lips or if you find it difficult to get up.

Your medical professionals will be watching for any adverse effects you may experience, including:

  • Breathing that is shallow and which ceases in sleeping;
  • Heart rate, either a fast heart rate or a high heart rate;
  • Muscles stiff;
  • lower blood pressure (severe weakness or feeling lightheaded) or
  • Serotonin syndrome: hallucinations, agitation, high fever, rapid heart rate, muscle stiffness, shaking, loss of coordination, nausea, and diarrhea.

Breathing problems that are serious can be more common in older adults, as well as in those who are disabled or suffer from an underlying condition called wasting syndrome or chronic respiratory conditions.

Common adverse effects of ultiva can include:

  • Breathing slow;
  • Low heart rate,
  • Stiffness of muscles; muscle stiffness; or
  • Lower blood pressure.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the fda at 1-800-fda-1088.



Before taking this medication

You shouldn't be treated with Ultiva in case you have an allergy to it. Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Breathing issues, sleep apnea;
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or seizure;
  • Issues with your gallbladder or pancreas;
  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs;
  • If you've recently taken alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other opioid drugs such as
  • If you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, including isocarboxazid and linezolid, as well as the methylene blue injection, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine,

Receiving Ultiva at the end of pregnancy could cause adverse reactions for the baby's newborn, including severe tiredness and breathing issues. The baby's breathing and oxygen levels, blood pressure, and other vital indicators are closely monitored. Consult a physician before taking opioids if you are nursing. Tell your doctor if you notice a sudden increase in sleepiness or slow breathing during the breastfeeding period.

How to take Ultiva?

An ultiva is placed into a vein by a healthcare professional. Ultiva is typically administered via an infusion linked to a pump, which releases the proper dose of medication, ensuring continuous pain relief both during and following your procedure. Your blood pressure, breathing levels, kidney function, and oxygen levels, as well as other vital signs, will be closely monitored. You might be prescribed alternative pain medications after your Ultiva treatment has been stopped. You should continue to use these medications for the duration your doctor prescribes.

What happens if I miss the dose?

In a medical environment, you will not be prone to miss the dose.

What happens if I overdose?

An Ultiva-related overdose may cause death. Overdose symptoms may include a slow heart rate, extreme fatigue, and muscle weakness. freezing and cold complexion, pinpoint eyes, and fainting.

In a medical environment, an overdose could be immediately treated.

What should be avoided?

Don't drink alcohol at all for 24 hours following your procedure. Dangerous side effects or even death could happen. Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the way Ultiva can affect your health. Drowsiness or dizziness can lead to accidents, falls, or serious injuries.

Interaction with other drugs

Other drugs may be harmful when combined with opioid medications. Tell your doctor when you are using:

  • Other opioid drugs;
  • A benzodiazepine sedative such as the one called valium, klonopin, or xanax;
  • Sleep aids and muscle relaxers or other medications that can make you sleepy as well as
  • Medications that alter serotonin levels medications that affect serotonin, like antidepressants and stimulants. They also include medications to treat migraines and parkinson's disease.

This list is not comprehensive. A variety of drugs could influence Ultiva, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There aren't all interactions included in this list.