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This medication is a narcotic pain reliever. It is used in anesthesia to relieve the pain of surgery and medical procedures.
- Do not share this medication with others.
- Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.
- Your condition and response to this drug will be closely monitored with medical/laboratory tests.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection into a muscle or a vein by a health care provider.
- How much and how often you receive this drug is based on your condition and response to treatment.
- Use only as directed.
- Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming.
- Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval.
- Over time, this drug may not work as well as it did at the beginning.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist
- This medication can cause drowsiness, dizziness, coordination problems, a floating feeling, headache, nausea or vomiting.
- If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
- Notify your doctor promptly if you develop muscle stiffness, tremors, an unusually slow, rapid or irregular pulse, hallucinations, or any breathing trouble (including slow/shallow breathing).
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing (usually wheezing).
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Before using this drug, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including any allergies (especially drug allergies), heart, liver, kidney or lung diseases, breathing disorders, head injury or a history of drug or alcohol dependency.
- Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving) since this drug can cause dizziness and drowsiness.
- Avoid alcohol intake since it may aggravate drug side effects.
- This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- This medication is only given as needed.
- Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially beta-blocker drugs (e.g., propranolol) or any blood pressure drugs, other narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), tranquilizers, sleep medicines, sedatives, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-anxiety or anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants and cimetidine.
- Check all labels for any drug products you use, since some contain medicine that can make you drowsy (such as cough-and-cold products).
- Consult your pharmacist.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.