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    Frequenty Asked Questions

    Q: Are there any restrictions associated with administering Sufentanil to patients involved in competitive athletics?
    A: Sufentanil may be restricted in certain sports, as it is considered to be a member of a prohibited group (Fentanil derivatives). Athletes should consult with the appropriate sports authorities.

    Q: What are the possible adverse effects of Sufentanil?
    A: As an opioid analgesic related to fentanil, it has the side effects of opioid analgesics in general, including respiratory depression, nausea and vomiting thoracic muscle rigidity, decrease in blood pressure, bradycardia, tachycardia, etc.

    Q: How many administration routes are there for Sufentanil?
    A: Sufentanil may be administered epidurally, intrathecally, or transdermally.[1,2]

    [1] Ionescu TI, et al. Pharmacokinetic study of extradural and intrathecal sufentanil anaesthesia for major surgery. Br. J Anaesth 1991; 66: 458-64
    [2] Sebel PS, et al. Transdermal absorption of fentanyl and sufentanil in man, Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1987; 32:529-31.

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