GENERIC NAME: SUFENTANIL - INJECTION (sue-FEN-tuh-nill)
BRAND NAME(S): Sufenta
WARNING: If used during labor and delivery: When injected into the spine (epidural), verify the needle is placed correctly. If not placed correctly, overdose or prolonged anesthesia may occur. Do not use more than 3 total doses. Each dose must be at least one hour apart.
USES: This medication is a narcotic pain reliever. It is used in anesthesia to relieve the pain of surgery and medical procedures.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a muscle or a vein by a health care provider. How much and how often you receive this drug is based on your condition and response to treatment. Use only as directed. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well as it did at the beginning. Consult your doctor or pharmacist
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