REMIFENTANIL HYDROCHLORIDE

REMIFENTANIL HYDROCHLORIDE

Brand Name & Strength

Ultiva™ 5 mg

Reconstitution

Reconstitute with 1 ml of diluent per 1 mg of Remifentanil (concentration: 1 mg/ml)

Further Dilution

Continuous

IV infusion

Dilute to final concentration of 20, 25, 50, or 250 mcg/ml (50 mcg/ml is recommended for adults and 20 – 25 mcg/ml for paediatric patients aged ≥ 1 year)

Diluent

NS, D5

Administration & Infusion rate

IV bolus

Administer over 30 – 60 sec Continuous

IV infusion

0.05 – 0.1 mcg/kg/min before anaesthetic is given; after anesthetic is given, titrate rate to 0.025 to 0.05 mcg/kg/min; then adjust rate by 0.025 mcg/kg/min every 5 min when needed

Storage & Stability

RT

(<25 oC)

Fridge

(2 – 8 oC)

After Reconstitution

24 hr -

After dilution

4 hr (if dilute with lactated Ringer’s with concentration 20-250 mcg/ml) -

Remarks

Delivery rate exceeding 0.2 mcg/kg/min may cause respiratory depression