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Sufentanil (soo fen’ ta nil) is a structural analogue of fentanyl, which is 10 times more potent and is generally reserved for anesthesia in patients with opioid tolerance or opioid dependence.

{{moa} It is potent enough to overcome the actions of partial opiate antagonists such as buprenorphine.

FDA approval information for Sufentanil

Sufentanil was approved for use in the United States in 1984.

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Sufentanil is available as a solution for intravenous and epidural use in anesthesia generically and under the brand name Sufenta. It has similar adverse effects as fentanyl, but is not used for chronic pain management and should be used only by medical personnel trained in the use of intravenous anesthesia.

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