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(sufentanil citrate) INJECTION
SUFENTA® (sufentanil citrate) is a potent opioid analgesic chemically designated as N-[4-(methyoxymethyl)-1-[2-(2-thienyl)ethyl]-4-piperidinyl]-N-phenyl-propanamide:2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate (1:1) with a molecular weight of 578.68. The structural formula of SUFENTA (sufentanil citrate injection) is:
SUFENTA (sufentanil citrate injection) is a sterile, preservative free, aqueous solution containing sufentanil citrate equivalent to 50 µg per mL of sufentanil base for intravenous and epidural injection. The solution has a pH range of 3.5-6.0.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/14/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Sufenta Information
- Sufenta Drug Interactions Center: sufentanil citrate iv
- Sufenta Side Effects Center
- Sufenta FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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