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Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-[4-(methoxymethyl)-1-(2-thiophen-2-ylethyl) -4-piperidyl]-N-phenyl-propanamide
CAS number 56030-54-7
ATC code N01AH03
PubChem 41693
DrugBank APRD00671
Chemical data
Formula C22H30N2O2S 
Mol. mass 386.552 g/mol
Physical data
Melt. point 97 °C (207 °F)
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life 265 minutes
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.

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Legal status

Schedule II (USA) The regulation of therapeutic goods, that is drugs and therapeutic devices, varies by jurisdiction. ...

Routes Injection

Sufentanil is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately 5 to 10 times more potent than fentanyl. Sufentanil is marketed for use by specialist centres under different trade names, such as Sufenta and Sufentil (India, by Claris Lifesciences Ltd.). Sufentanil was discovered at Janssen Pharmaceutica. In pharmacology and toxicology, a route of administration is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison or other substance is brought into contact with the body 1. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... An analgesic (colloquially known as a painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). ... It has been suggested that Blockbuster drug be merged into this article or section. ... Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic, first synthesized by Janssen Pharmaceutica (Belgium) in the late 1950s, with an analgesic potency of about 80 times that of morphine. ... The following is a list of the top 50 pharmaceutical and biotech companies ranked by healthcare revenue. ... Johnson & Johnson NYSE: JNJ is an international pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1885. ...


The main use of this medication is in operating suites and critical care where pain relief is required for a short period of time. It also offers properties of sedation and this makes it a good analgesic component of anaesthetic regimen during an operation. It is usually administered under the doctor's order through an intravenous route. In some countries sufentanil is only indicated for epidural use, despite this, it is often used off-label both intravenously and intranasally. A transdermal sufentanil patch called Transdur-sufentanil is currently in Stage I clinical trials by ENDO pharmaceuticals for the relief of chronic pain, and has the advantage over fentanyl patches such as Durogesic of only needing to be applied once per week. Anesthesia (AE), also anaesthesia (BE), is the process of blocking the perception of pain and other sensations. ... An intravenous drip in a hospital Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the administration of liquid substances directly into a vein. ... A 21mg dose Nicoderm CQ patch applied to the right arm A transdermal patch or skin patch is a medicated adhesive patch that is placed on the skin to deliver a time released dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream. ... Duragesic (or Durogesic in Europe) is the trade name of a fentanyl transdermal therapeutic system manufactured by ALZA Corporation and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica (both subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson). ...

Side effects

It is essential for the administering doctor to be trained in airway management with readily available airway equipment because the drug causes significant respiratory depression and may cause respiratory arrest if given too much too rapidly. Other opioid side effects such as heart rhythm irregularity, blood pressure changes and nausea/vomiting can also be present in patients given this drug and should be dealt with accordingly by the doctor. In cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anaesthesia, emergency medicine, and intensive care medicine, airway management is the process or ensuring that: there is an open pathway between a patient’s lungs and the outside world, and the lungs are safe from aspiration. ... In medicine, hypoventilation exists when ventilation is inadequate to perform gas exchange. ... Respiratory arrest is the cessation of the normal tidal flow of the lungs due to paralysis of the diaphragm, collapse of the lung or any number of respiratory failures. ...

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Sufentanil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
Sufentanil is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately 5 to 10 times more potent than fentanyl.
Sufentanil is marketed for use by specialist centres under different trade names, such as Sufenta and Sufentil (India, by Claris Lifesciences Ltd.).
The main use of this medication is in operating suites and critical care where pain relief is required for a short period of time.
Abstract Summary: Intranasal Benzodiazepines for seizure control (3602 words)
The results of this study show that sufentanil, when administered intranasally, is rapidly and effectively absorbed from the human nasal mucosa, so that this route may be an attractive alternative for a premedicant, avoiding the discomfort of an intravenous or intramuscular injection.
To evaluate nasally administered sufentanil, 1.5-4.5 micrograms/kg, for pre-induction (i.e., pre-medication/induction) of anesthesia in pediatric patients, the authors studied ASA PS 1 or 2 patients scheduled for elective surgery.
Patients given sufentanil were more likely to separate willingly from their parents and be judged as calm at or before 10 min compared to those given saline.
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