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Sufentanil Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Sufentanil is also known as: Sufenta

Sufentanil Pregnancy Warnings

Sufentanil has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryocidal effects. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Sufentanil is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Embryocidal effects observed in rats and rabbits when administered 2.5 times the upper human intravenous dose for a period of 10 to more than 30 days were most likely due to maternal toxicity.

Sufentanil Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of sufentanil into human milk. However, because analogs of fentanyl are excreted into human milk, the manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering sufentanil to nursing women.

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