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What should I know about Alfenta (alfentanil) before receiving it?

Before taking Alfenta, you should know about some of the risks associated with this medication. Because Alfenta is always administered by a healthcare professional, the appropriate dosage and rate of infusion should always be used. However, since the body's response to Alfenta varies greatly from person to person, and even from one minute to the next within the same individual, there's a risk that complications may occur. Some people may experience respiratory arrest, low blood pressure, or irregular heartbeat as a result of taking Alfenta. To reduce the risks for these and other serious complications, make sure to tell your doctor your full medical history before undergoing any surgical procedure. This is especially important if you have liver or kidney problems, lung disease, or head injuries.

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