Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets

Generic Name : Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : Narcotic (opioid) Analgesic

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets

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Why is Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a narcotic (opioid) analgesic, prescribed for breakthrough pain in adult cancer patients, who are tolerant to opioid therapy.

When should Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in the management of pain in opioid non-tolerant patients, acute or postoperative pain, and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets?

The recommended initial dose is 100 mcg.

How should Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, to be placed under the tongue.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung or breathing problems, urinary obstruction, heart, liver, or kidney impairment, enlarged prostate, stomach problems, underactive thyroid, low blood pressure, seizures, mental illness, alcoholism, recent head injury, drowsiness, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Avoid taking different brands of this medication without your physician’s advice.

What are the side effects of Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets?

Most Common - Nausea, constipation, drowsiness and headache.
Heart - Fast or slow heart rate, low blood pressure.
Eye - Blurred vision.
Gastrointestinal - Vomiting, abdominal pain, mouth ulcer, constipation, dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing, gum ulceration, impaired gastric emptying, lip ulceration, mouth ulcer, stomach discomfort, tongue disorder.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness.
General - Weakness, drug withdrawal syndrome, fatigue, uneasiness.
Injury, poisoning and procedural complications: accidental overdose. Metabolic - lLoss of appetite.
Central Nervous system - Memory loss, disturbance in attention, dizziness, abnormal taste, headache, lethargy, and tremor, emotional lability, anxiety, confusional state, depression, disorientation, sleeplessness, sleep disorder.
Genitourinary - Erectile dysfunction.
Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing, throat pain, throat tightness.
Skin - Night sweats, itching, rash, skin lesion.

What are the other precautions for Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets?

Store at 20-25°C. Protect from moisture.

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