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Sufentanil Citrate, an intravenous injection, is prescribed as an adjunct to anaesthetic drugs either for the induction or maintenance of anaesthesia in intubated and/or ventilated patients. Sufentanil citrate is also given as epidural injection during labor and vaginal delivery.

Pharmacodynamics

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Pharmacokinetics

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Sufentanil Citrate Indications / Sufentanil Citrate Uses

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Sufentanil Citrate Adverse Reactions / Sufentanil Citrate Side Effects

Some of the commonly reported adverse events of Sufentanil citrate are skeletal muscle rigidity, truncal muscle rigidity, hypotension, somnolence, nausea or vomiting, arrhythmia, muscular spasm, tachycardia, postoperative respiratory depression, intra-operative muscle movement, apnea, cardiac arrest, urinary retention and respiratory depression.

Precautions

Sufentanil citrate is contraindicated in patients with allergy to opioid analgesic, traumatic head injury, muscular disorders including neuromuscular problems, renal disorders and CVD.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

Sufentanil citrate may interact with diuretics, beta-adrenergic blockers, benzodiazepines, buprenorphine, cimetidine, erythromycin, MAOIs, CNS depressants, naltrexone, nalbuphine, naloxone, NO and neuromuscular blockers.

Other Interactions

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Dosage

The dosage and duration should be individualized and determined based on the body weight. Sufentanil citrate should be administered as an intravenous infusion either as an adjunct for anaesthesia or for the maintenance of anaesthesia. Sufentanil citrate can be prescribed concomitantly with opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, neuromuscular blockers and inhalation agents.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Sufentanil Citrate and Pregnancy

Sufentanil citrate should be used only for epidural analgesic agent and not as IV infusion during delivery. USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby.

Sufentanil Citrate and Lactation

It is not known whether Sufentanil citrate can pass through the breast milk or not.

Sufentanil Citrate and Children

Sufentanil citrate should be used with utmost caution in children and neonates. It can cause serious adverse events.

Sufentanil Citrate and Geriatic

Dose adjustments or reductions may be needed in geriatric patients.

Sufentanil Citrate and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

Store at 15–25°C. Protect from light

Lab interference

Store at 15–25°C. Protect from light

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