What are the side effects of remifentanil?

People commonly report nausea and dizziness after taking remifentanil. Sweating, shivering, headaches, muscle pain, cough and sore throat, confusion, itching, dry mouth and constipation may also occur. Tell your doctor if these symptoms persist or become bothersome.
Although uncommon, allergic reactions with remifentanil can occur. Tell your health care provider immediately if you are having trouble breathing, have swelling in your face or throat or develop an itchy rash or hives. Remifentanil is a powerful central nervous system depressant, so your health care provider will constantly monitor you to make sure your oxygen intake is sufficient. Tell someone immediately if you feel tightness in your chest, your muscles become stiff, you feel weak or pass out or if you start breathing shallowly with a slow heart rate.

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