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Last Updated : May 2018
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General Information on Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film

Generic Name : Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film

Pronunciation : FEN-ta-nil

Latest prescription information about Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film

International- Onsolis.

Why is Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a narcotic (opioid) analgesic, prescribed for breakthrough cancer pain in adults.  

When should Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It should not be administered in opioid non- tolerant patients.Contraindicated in the management of postoperative pain, known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film?

The recommended initial dose is one 200-mcg film.

How should Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film be taken?

It comes as a buccal soluble film, to be placed on both sides of the mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film?

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.

What are the side effects of Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film?

Store at 20-25C.

Last Updated : May 2018
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