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Generic Name
Remifentanil hydrochloride
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Opioid analgesic used in supplementation of general anesthesia during induction and as analgesia during maintenance of anesthesia.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Causes maternal bradycardia, hypotension, skeletal muscle rigidity, respiratory depression, and gastric stasis with risk of inhalation pneumonia.
  • Not teratogenic in animals.
  • No adequate data in human pregnancy, should be used only if potential benefit for the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
  • Use of opoid analgesics in general during 3rd trimester of pregnancy or in labor may depress neonatal respiration and may cause withdrawal symptoms in neonates of dependent mothers.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion in human breast milk.
  • Problems are not expected if used in nursing mothers.
  • Other Trade Names
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