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Who should not take Alfenta (alfentanil)?

Certain people should not take Alfenta (alfentanil) in order to avoid potential complications or side effects. If you are allergic to any ingredient in Alfenta, or if you have had a reaction to other opioid agonists, you should not take this medication. Tell your doctor before taking Alfenta if you have lung disease or other respiratory problems, heart problems, or liver or kidney disorders. You should also talk to your doctor before using Alfenta if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, because whether Alfenta may cause harm to a developing or nursing baby is unknown. Alfenta should be used with caution in people with head injuries and in children under 12 years of age because there may be a risk for complications or side effects. In general, everyone should to tell their doctors their full medical history before taking Alfenta.

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