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Sufentanil is a medication given to patients to relieve pain during or after surgery. It can also be used to treat pain during other medical procedures and used with other medications before or during a surgical operation in order to increase the effectiveness of anesthesia.

Sufentanil is classified as an opioid analgesic and successfully reduces pain by the way it acts on the central nervous system (CNS). Sufentanil is only intended to be used by patients who are under the immediate supervision of their doctor.

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The most common side effects experienced by patients after Sufentanil use include apnea, rigidity, and bradycardia.

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. You should report these symptoms to your doctor or nurse when they first become noticeable.

The aforementioned side effects are not all of the possible side effects associated with Sufentanil use. Talk to your doctor or nurse if you believe you are experiencing a side effect of the medication that is not listed here.

If you begin to suspect that someone in your life is abusing Sufentanil, you should seek professional help as soon as possible. This is a very serious medication and should only be used by patients in a hospital setting. Signs that may indicate that someone in your life is addicted to Sufentanil include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Sufentanil, losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, performing poorly or irregularly at school or work, suffering significant financial losses due to money spent on obtaining Sufentanil, and more. The sooner you spot a Sufentanil addiction and get that person help, the sooner they will be on their way to recovery and living a happy, healthy, substance-free life.
If, for any reason, you do not want to continue using Sufentanil, talk to your doctor about tapering off your dosage. By gradually lowering the Sufentanil dosage over time, patients will avoid the most severe withdrawal symptoms associated with the medication.
The Recovery Village has many treatment options for patients who are looking to recover from Sufentanil addiction or other forms of substance abuse disorder. Before patients begin treatment with either inpatient or outpatient Sufentanil rehab, they will be required to completely detox from the medication. Once all the Sufentanil is completely removed from the body, patients can access individual and group counseling sessions as well as recreational activities during their time at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Sufentanil rehab is a program which requires patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from Sufentanil addiction. This treatment option can be very beneficial for patients suffering from severe Sufentanil addiction or those who may find recovery to be difficult while living at home due to distractions from their home lives.
Once a patient completes inpatient Sufentanil rehab, they will begin outpatient Sufentanil rehab. This program allows patients to live at home while they come to The Recovery Village for their scheduled treatment appointments. Some patients with mild Sufentanil addiction may choose to begin treatment with outpatient Sufentanil rehab and skip the inpatient option entirely.
Choosing a Sufentanil rehab center is an important step in living a happier, Sufentanil-free life. If you are unsure what kind of Sufentanil rehab center is right for you, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss what features you should seek in this type of treatment center. You may also want to consider how much Sufentanil you have been taking and your Sufentanil usage frequency when making this important decision.

If you or someone you love is struggling with Sufentanil addiction or another substance abuse disorder, seek professional help as soon as possible. To learn more about the life-saving treatment options and resources offered through The Recovery Village, you can go online and visit or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825.

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