Sufenta Side Effects

Generic Name: sufentanil

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug sufentanil. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Sufenta.

It is possible that some side effects of Sufenta may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to sufentanil: parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Respiratory depression, skeletal muscle rigidity (e.g., truncal muscles, neck, extremities).

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sufentanil: compounding powder, intravenous solution


Respiratory side effects including respiratory depression, apnea, and bronchospasm have been reported frequently.


Cardiovascular side effects including hypotension, hypertension, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, and arrhythmias have been reported infrequently.


Musculoskeletal side effects including skeletal muscle rigidity, particularly of the truncal muscles, intraoperative muscle movement, and chest wall rigidity have been reported frequently.


Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea and vomiting have been reported.


Genitourinary side effects including urinary retention have been reported commonly.


Dermatologic side effects including pruritus and erythema have been reported.


General side effects including chills and somnolence have been reported.

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