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Sufentanil is a medication used to relieve pain during or after surgery. Sufentanil can also be used with other medications before or during an operation in order to increase the effectiveness of anesthesia.

The medication is classified as an opioid analgesic. Sufentanil works by acting on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain that patients may be experiencing. This medication is only intended to be administered under the immediate supervision of a doctor.

The most common side effects associated with using Sufentanil are apnea, rigidity, and bradycardia. Other side effects of Sufentanil, which should be reported to your doctor or nurse immediately, 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 Withdrawal and Detox
Schedule a meeting with your doctor if you no longer want to use Sufentanil. Usually, doctors will lower your Sufentanil dosage slowly, over time, in order to give the body ample time to adjust to less and less of the medication. This strategy will also help patients avoid severe withdrawal symptoms.
Common withdrawal symptoms of Sufentanil include sweating, restlessness, tearing up, runny nose, chills, backache, stomach cramps, pain in the joints or muscles, and bristling.

To avoid severe withdrawal symptoms, it is recommended that Sufentanil patients set up a meeting with their doctors. Sufentanil should not be stopped suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this will greatly increase your risk of experiencing enhanced withdrawal symptoms.

On average, patients will begin to experience Sufentanil withdrawal symptoms around 12 hours after the last dose was taken. Withdrawal symptoms may last a few days or take up to a week or more. This is because each patient experiences withdrawal differently. Several factors like your age, organ function, and genetics contribute to your individual Sufentanil withdrawal timeline.
If you are having trouble managing withdrawal symptoms of Sufentanil, you may want to seek a medically assisted detoxification program. This program allows patients to safely detox from Sufentanil in the presence of medically-trained staff who can answer any questions that patients may have about the withdrawal process. Remember, each patient experiences the withdrawal process differently. Do not be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
All patients should keep an updated list of their current medications and share this information with their doctor. This is important, as many medications, as well as herbal products and over-the-counter drugs, may cause an interaction with Sufentanil.

Medications and substances which have been shown to interact with Sufentanil include acetaminophen, caffeine, codeine, acetylcarbromal, alprazolam, amobarbital, aripiprazole, asenapine, baclofen, brexipiprazole, bupropion, buspirone, butabarbital, butalbital, cannabis, cariprazine, carisoprodol, chloral hydrate, chlordiazepoxide, chlormezanone, chlorphenesin, citalopram, clobazam, clorazepate, clozapine, dantrolene, diazepam, dolasetron, duloxetine, estazolam, eszopiclone, fluoxetine, fluphenazine, fluvoxamine, granisetron, halazepam, haloperidol, hydroxyzine, iloperidone, iopamidol, isocarboxazid, linezolid, lorazepam, mephobarbital, metaxalone, methylene blue, molindone, naltrexone, nefazodone, olanzapine, odansetron, orphendadrine, oxazepam, phenobarbital, pimozide, primidone, promazine, rasagiline, risperidone, safinamide, secobarbital, selegiline, sertaline, tapentadol, tramadol, venlafaxine, zolpidem, and more.

Finding a Sufentanil center to support you during recovery is an integral part of living a happier, healthier, substance-free life. Schedule a meeting with your doctor if you have any questions about what kind of Sufentanil center would best suit your recovery needs.

If you or someone you love is suffering from Sufentanil addiction or another form of substance abuse disorder, seek professional help today. The Recovery Village has many resources and programs that can be tailored to fit each patient’s needs. To learn more about these treatment options, you can go online to or call our toll-free hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, at 855-548-9825. Although the journey to recovery is not always easy, The Recovery Village promises to be with you each step of the way.

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