Fentanyl Nasal Spray

Fentanyl Nasal Spray

PEP Topic 
Breakthrough Pain
Description 

Fentanyl nasal spray is used to treat breakthrough pain in cancer patients 18 years of age or older who are taking regularly scheduled doses of another narcotic pain medication. Fentanyl, an opiate analgesic with a relatively short half-life, can be rapidly absorbed via mucosa. Nasal fentanyl products deliver the drug in solution, in a fine mist. Various nasal-spray formulations may include other substances, such as pectin, as a delivery platform.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a612015.html

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Research Evidence Summaries

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