Sufentanil How Long Does It Stay in Your System?
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- 1. How Long Does Sufentanil Stay in Your System?
- 2. Sufentanil Prescription Facts
- 3. Sufentanil Regulations
- 4. Most Commonly Abused Drugs Containing Sufentanil
- 5. How Sufentanil Affects the Brain and Body
- 6. Half-Life of Sufentanil
- 7. Factors That Influence How Long Sufentanil Stays in Your System
- 8. How Long Does Sufentanil Stay in Your Urine, Hair and Blood?
Sufentanil is indicated for use in invasive surgical procedures as a pain relieving agent alongside general anesthesia. Sufentanil is considered to be ideal for procedures in which the patient is intubated and will need to remain intubated for an extended period following the procedure.
Sufentanil is often the analgesic of choice when treating people who are heavily tolerant to opioids. For these patients, Sufentanil may be the only medication capable of compensating for the baseline opioid concentrations in the blood. Individuals who use buprenorphine for the management of long-term opioid misuse may require Sufentanil as opposed to a milder opioid. Sufentanil, in many cases, is the only opioid capable of breaking buprenorphine’s bonds to opioid receptors in the body.
A transdermal patch version of Sufentanil is in stage III of clinical trials for the relief of chronic pain. The primary advantage of the Sufentanil patch over a fentanyl patch is that the Sufentanil patch only needs to be changed once per week.
If barbiturates, benzodiazepines, inhalation agents, other opioids, or other central nervous system depressants are used in conjunction with Sufentanil, doses should be adjusted according to the patient’s response.
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Skeletal muscle rigidity that focuses around the neck and extremities occurs in most patients. Skeletal muscle rigidity contributes to further exacerbation of respiratory depression through reduced tidal volume. Other side effects may include blood pressure fluctuations, irregular heart rhythms, nausea, and vomiting. On rare occasions, life-threatening allergic reactions can occur.
The patient’s size is one of the most significant contributing factors. Doses for obese patients must be calculated based on their lean body mass. Elderly patients and those with generally debilitated health will require lower doses of Sufentanil due to extended clearance times and elevated plasma concentrations due to poorly functioning organs. Patients with a history of liver and kidney malfunction may experience extended clearance times.
Sufentanil and its metabolites remain at testable levels in the urine for up to 24 hours following the time of the last dose. Blood tests may detect Sufentanil within the first 12 hours. Saliva tests may detect Sufentanil within the first three days following administration. As is the case with the majority of substances, Sufentanil can be detected in hair follicle screenings for up to 90 days.
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