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Sufentanil (Sufentanil Citrate Epidural) - Drug Interactions, Contraindications, Overdosage, etc

 
 



DRUG INTERACTIONS

SUFENTANIL drug label information in our database does not contain a dedicated section on drug interactions. Please check subsections of WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS as well as other sources.

OVERDOSAGE

Overdosage is manifested by an extension of the pharmacological actions of sufentanil (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY) as with other potent opioid analgesics. The most serious and significant effect of overdose for both intravenous and epidural administration of sufentanil is respiratory depression. Intravenous administration of an opioid antagonist such as naloxone should be employed as a specific antidote to manage respiratory depression. The duration of respiratory depression following overdosage with sufentanil may be longer than the duration of action of the opioid antagonist. Administration of an opioid antagonist should not preclude more immediate countermeasures. In the event of overdosage, oxygen should be administered and ventilation assisted or controlled as indicated for hypoventilation or apnea. A patent airway must be maintained, and a nasopharyngeal airway or endotracheal tube may be indicated. If depressed respiration is associated with muscular rigidity, a neuromuscular blocking agent may be required to facilitate assisted or controlled respiration. Intravenous fluids and vasopressors for the treatment of hypotension and other supportive measures may be employed.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Sufentanil Citrate Injection is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug or known intolerance to other opioid agonists.

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

Sufentanil Citrate Injection is a Schedule II controlled drug substance that can produce drug dependence of the morphine type and therefore has the potential for being abused.

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