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General Information on Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets

Generic Name : Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets

Latest prescription information about Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Narcotic (opioid) Analgesic

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets

International- Abstral.

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 to 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.

Last Updated : May 2018

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savin47, United Kingdom

Hello. I am 68 years old. I have a history of severe disease. Tumor sidalischnoy pelvis. Long way to the correct diagnosis. Before the diagnosis treated for osteochondrosis. Defeat of the hip joint. Prosthetics in London rejection of the prosthesis. Infection . High amputation of the leg two years ago. This story lasted for six years. I can assess the level of pain and 10 points. 10 is a painful shock. His I moved twice. Doctors who treat me now decided one year to remove and reduce opoid FENTANIL PREGABOLIN. But I have phantom pain often incompatible with life. Their decision must guide humanity. But how can I live when I'm afraid of the night. The family sleeps. I am alone with the pain I can not sleep and you can not scream and moan. Day passes like an eternity. I still have not finished a lot of cases. But the pain takes power. I expect you to help. I need FENTANIL and PREGABALIN. I count on your understanding of my situation. Sincerely Stepan. P.S. All employees of your company wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

ptrattler, United States

Works great. Much better than Lozenge..

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