Oral & Transmucosal Opioids

Oral & Transmucosal Opioids

PEP Topic 
Breakthrough Pain

Oral and transmucosal opioids are used to manage breakthrough pain in patients with cancer. These medications include various oral immediate-release opioids and fentanyl formulations, such as buccal tablets, soluble film, and lozenges.

Recommended for Practice

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

Research Evidence Summaries

Guideline/Expert Opinion