Muscle Rigidity Due to Fentanyl Infusion in the Pediatric Patient

South Med J. 1996 Nov;89(11):1119-20. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199611000-00023.

Abstract

Two cases of fentanyl-induced muscle rigidity are presented. Significant features of these cases include the unusual pattern of rigidity and the use of fentanyl doses lower than those usually associated with muscle rigidity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous / adverse effects*
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous / pharmacokinetics
  • Child
  • Drug Monitoring
  • Fentanyl / adverse effects*
  • Fentanyl / pharmacokinetics
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Muscle Rigidity / chemically induced*
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Tissue Distribution

Substances

  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Fentanyl