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What is remifentanil?

Remifentanil is the generic name of a narcotic analgesic named Ultiva. Remifentanil is administered by an IV and acts quickly on the central nervous system to suppress pain reactions. It is used with general anesthesia, as well as after surgery to control pain. It is available only through prescription by your health care provider.

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