When should you not give fentanyl?

When should you not give fentanyl?

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  1. breathing problems, sleep apnea;
  2. a head injury or brain tumor;
  3. liver or kidney disease;
  4. slow heartbeats; or.
  5. if you have used an MAO inhibitor (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) in the past 14 days.

How long does it take for Fentanyl Injection to work?

When fentanyl is injected, it is immediately absorbed into the body. It will begin working to relieve pain almost instantly, although it reaches its peak effect in 5 to 10 minutes.

What is a fentanyl shot used for?

Fentanyl injection is used to relieve severe pain during and after surgery. It is also used with other medicines just before or during an operation to help the anesthetic (numbing medicine) work better. Fentanyl belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines).

How much fentanyl is in an ampoule of fentanyl citrate?

Each 2ml ampoule contains 100 micrograms of fentanyl as fentanyl citrate. Each 10ml ampoule contains 500 micrograms of fentanyl as fentanyl citrate. Each 50ml vial contains 2500 micrograms of fentanyl as fentanyl citrate. • 7.1 mg (or 0.31 mmol) sodium per 2 ml ampoule, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.

What is the active ingredient in fentanyl injection?

Fentanyl injection is a clear, colourless solution. Each Fentanyl injection contains fentanyl citrate 50mcg/mL as the active ingredient in Water for Injection BP plus Sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment). This leaflet was prepared in February 2008.

Can fentanyl 50mg/ml solution for injection be used in alkaline injections?

Published data show that Fentanyl 50 micrograms/ml Solution for Injection/Infusion is incompatible with alkaline injections including methohexital and thiopental. Loss of fentanyl citrate due to absorption to PVC containers has been reported when the solution pH was adjusted to the alkaline range (but see section 6.6).

What is fentanyl and what does it look like?

It is odourless and tasteless. You may not even know you are taking it. It can be mixed with other drugs such as heroin and cocaine. It is also being found in counterfeit pills that are made to look like prescription opioids. You increase the risk of overdose if you use fentanyl with: