Has anyone got any info on or experience of remifentinol in labour? Apparantly its a fairly new drug in terms of labour, similar to pethidine but with the side effects passing over quicker. My hospital offer tens, gas & air, diamorphine, remifentinol and epidural. I'm trying to decide if remifentinol is a drug I would consider or not. TBH, I think I'll consider all drugs unless they have serious side effects, but remifentinol appears to be good at reducing the epidural rate and I think that has to go in its favour in my decision making!