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General Information on Sufentanil Citrate Injection

Generic Name : Sufentanil Citrate Injection

Pronunciation : soo-FEN-ta-nil

Latest prescription information about Sufentanil Citrate Injection. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sufentanil Citrate Injection

International- Sufenta.

Why is Sufentanil Citrate Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a narcotic analgesic, prescribed for inducing anesthesia during surgery. It is also used as part of epidural anesthesia during labor and delivery with other medications. 

When should Sufentanil Citrate Injection not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Sufentanil Citrate Injection?

Dose is based in patient’s body weight and health condition.

How should Sufentanil Citrate Injection be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sufentanil Citrate Injection?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with any allergy, heart disease, kidney or liver impairment, lung diseases, head injury, drug or alcohol dependency, elderly, children less than 2 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Sufentanil Citrate Injection?

•   Most Common : Respiratory depression.
•   Heart : Fast or slow heart rate, high or low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, heart arrest.
•   Musculoskeletal : Chest wall rigidity, skeletal muscle rigidity of neck and extremities.
•   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness.
•   Skin : Itching, redness.
•   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting.
•   Body as a Whole : Shock.
•   Respiratory : Diffcuilty in breathing, asthma, and postoperative respiratory depression.
•   Miscellaneous : Intraoperative muscle movement, and chills.

What are the other precautions for Sufentanil Citrate Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Sufentanil Citrate Injection?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-25°C).

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