Is Dsuvia (sufentanil) a controlled substance?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 1, 2020.
Yes. Dsuvia (sufentanil) is a strong pain medication known as an opioid and is classified as a controlled substance.
Sufentanil, the active medication in Dsuvia, is a Schedule II controlled substance under the US Controlled Substances Act.
- Drugs listed in Schedule II have a high potential for abuse, but also have a currently accepted and legal medical use.
- Abuse of drugs in Schedule II may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
- As an opioid, Dsuvia exposes users to the risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to overdose and death, even when taken as recommended by a health care provider.
- Other pain medications also listed in Schedule II include morphine and oxycodone.
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