Generic Name : Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film Pronunciation : FEN-ta-nil
International- Onsolis. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a narcotic (opioid) analgesic, prescribed for breakthrough cancer pain in adults. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): It should not be administered in opioid non- tolerant patients.Contraindicated in the management of postoperative pain, known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended initial dose is one 200-mcg film. How it should be taken :
It comes as a buccal soluble film, to be placed on both sides of the mouth. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung, urinary obstruction, heart, liver or kidney disease, low blood pressure, mouth inflammation, enlarged prostate, stomach problems, under active thyroid, seizures, alcoholism, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
Most Common - Respiratory depression, circulatory depression, low blood pressure, and shock.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, abdominal pain.
General - Weakness, fatigue.
Metabolic - Dehydration, decreased weight and loss of appetite.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, headache, drowsiness, confusion, depression, sleeplessness, and anxiety.
Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing, cough.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 20°-25°C.
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