Sufentanil Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects

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Sufentanil is a prescription medication intended to relieve pain during surgery or other medical procedures. This medication can also be used with other products to increase the effectiveness of anesthesia before or during an operation.

Sufentanil is classified as an opioid analgesic and relieves pain by changing the way that the brain and body respond to it. This medication should only be used under the supervision of their doctor.

Like any medication, there are side effects associated with using Sufentanil. The most common side effects include apnea, rigidity, 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 Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects
Patients who have been using Sufentanil responsibly are still at risk of developing a Sufentanil addiction or dependence. If you begin to suspect that someone in your life has started abusing or misusing Sufentanil, seek professional help right away. Signs which can indicate that someone has developed a Sufentanil addiction 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 obtaining Sufentanil, and performing poorly at school or work.
Long-term side effects associated with Sufentanil include increased risk for anoxic injuries, multiple organ system damages, increased risk for overdose and death, harm to personal life and relationships, and increased risk of initiating pre-existing mental health conditions, such as depression or frequently changing moods.

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

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