Sufentanil Addiction and Abuse

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Sufentanil is a prescription medication that is given to patients to relieve pain during or after surgery or other medical procedures. In addition, this medication can be used with other medications before or during an operation to help increase the effectiveness of anesthesia. The medication is classified as an opioid analgesic, which means that it reduces pain by changing the way the brain and body respond to it.

Sufentanil may produce side effects for some patients. The most common side effects of Sufentanil include apnea, rigidity, and bradycardia. Other less common side effects of Sufentanil include agitation, blurred vision, confusion, cough, darkening of the skin, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, faintness, lightheadedness, fainting, fast heartbeat, fever, hives, itching, skin rash, irregular or shallow breathing, loss of appetite, mental depression, muscle stiffness, nausea, overactive reflexes, pale or blue lips, poor coordination, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids, restlessness, shivering, sweating, tightness in the chest area, trembling or shaking, twitching, unusual tiredness or weakness, and vomiting.

Sufentanil Addiction and Abuse
Sufentanil is indicated for intravenous use and should only be used under the immediate supervision of a doctor. In addition, your Sufentanil dosage is calculated based on your body weight, medical condition, and response to treatment. You should never adjust your Sufentanil dosage in any way.
If you believe that someone in your life is developing a Sufentanil addiction, seek professional help right away. Signs which may indicate that someone is abusing Sufentanil can include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Sufentanil, losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, suffering significant financial losses due to money spent on Sufentanil, and performing poorly at school or work. Identifying a Sufentanil addiction in its early stages will help patients begin to recover faster from addiction and get a head start toward living a happier, healthier, substance-free life.
There is always a risk for patients to relapse after they begin treatment for a substance abuse disorder. For this reason, it is important for patients to seek an aftercare program to help support them after their initial rehabilitation program. Aftercare is a very important aspect of recovery as it can keep patients cleaner for a longer period of time.

If you or someone you love is struggling with Sufentanil addiction or another type of substance abuse disorder, do not delay in seeking the professional help you need. The Recovery Village has many programs that can be tailored to fit each patient’s unique recovery needs. For more information on the life-saving treatment options and resources available through The Recovery Village, you can go online and visit or call our 24-hour toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825.