Sufentanil is used as an anesthetic during surgery. It can also be used in combination with other medications through epidural administration to relieve pain.


What is Sufentanil?

Sufentanil is a narcotic analgesic. It acts directly on the brain and the central nervous system by reducing pain and numbness.


How should Sufentanil be taken?

Sufentanil is administered via injection.


Side effects associated with Sufentanil

Among the possible side effects of sufentanil include the following:


  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Itch
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


 It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
  • Hallucinations
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Convulsions
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Breathing problems
  • Weakness


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Sufentanil

Abuse of sufentanil can cause addiction. The use of this drug may also affect the ability to drive and operate hazardous machinery.


 Before starting treating with Sufentanil, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular: naltrexone, amiodarone, antifungal medications, beta blockers, benzodiazepines, calcium channel blockers, cimetidine, HIV drugs, antibiotics, MAO inhibitors, phenothiazines, sibutramine, sodium oxybate and barbiturates
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from diabetes, asthma or other respiratory problems, high blood pressure, growth of abnormal brain masses, heart problems, kidney or liver disease, pancreatitis or arrhythmias
  • You have a fever
  • You have recently experienced a head injury
  • You are pregnant or breast- feeding