Transdermal Fentanyl

Transdermal Fentanyl

PEP Topic 
Chronic Pain

Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic drug. The intent, in using a transdermal delivery system, is to allow passive diffusion of medication over a long period while maintaining a constant therapeutic dose. Transdermal fentanyl has been evaluated in terms of the management of chronic cancer-related pain and compared, in terms of opioid-related constipation, to opioids delivered by other routes.

Recommended for Practice

Research Evidence Summaries

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis