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Drugs reference index «Fentanyl buccal»

Fentanyl buccal
Fentanyl buccal


Fentanyl buccal

Brand names: Fentora

Why is Fentanyl buccal prescribed?

Fentora is used to manage breakthrough cancer pain in patients who are opioid-tolerant.

Most important fact about Fentanyl buccal

Fentora has high potential for abuse, and should only be used to treat opioid-tolerant patients who experience persistent cancer pain.

Keep Fentora out of the reach of children. This drug contains medicine in amounts that could be fatal to children and babies.

How should you take Fentanyl buccal?

The Fentora tablet should be placed between the cheek and gum and left to disintegrate for 14-25 minutes. After 30 minutes, any remaining pieces of the tablet could be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not split, suck, chew, or swallow Fentora tablets; this will result in a lower concentration in the body.

  • Storage instructions...Store at room temperature.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Fentanyl buccal.

  • Side effects may include:Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting

Why should Fentanyl buccal not be prescribed?

Fentora should not be taken to control temporary or post-operative pain. Do not take Fentora if you are not opioid-tolerant, it may cause problems breathing. Also, you should not take Fentora if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Special warnings about Fentanyl buccal

Do not split, suck, chew, or swallow Fentora tablets. Also, do not take Fentora if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. This drug may cause harm to your unborn child, and my cause breathing problems in your nursing baby.

Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Fentora. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are not opioid-tolerant, or taking an MAO inhibitor.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Fentanyl buccal

If Fentora is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Fentora with the following:

AmprenavirAprepitantDiltiazemErythromycinFluconazoleFosamprenavirGrapefruit juiceVerapamil

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Do not take Fentora if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are nursing. This drug may pass into your breast milk causing breathing problems in your baby.

Recommended dosage for Fentanyl buccal

ADULTS

The usual starting dose of Fentora is 100 micrograms (mcg).

Overdosage

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Symptoms of Fentora overdose include:Decreased breathing
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