Is Sufentanil Citrate compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Sufentanil Citrate?

Sufentanil Citrate

March 26, 2013 (Low Risk)

Analgesic opioid used on anesthesic procedures.

Alternatives

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.

Drug trade names

References

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