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fen·ta·nyl (f n t -n l). n. A narcotic analgesic used in combination with other drugs before, during, or following surgery and also for chronic pain management.

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Fentanyl Patch
Fentanyl. Common Brand Names. Duragesic.
Draft Guidance on Fentanyl
Analytes to measure (in appropriate biological fluid): Fentanyl in plasma (PK study only).
fentanyl transdermal system (Duragesic)
DESCRIPTION: Fentanyl transdermal system is a transdermal system providing The molecular weight of fentanyl base is 336.
Fentanyl Buccal Lozenges (Actiq®)

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Fentanyl Pain Patch Overdose Risk Also Applies to Children : Report
The fentanyl overdose and near death of a young boy from Maine earlier this summer has led to increasing concerns about the risks that powerful pain patches may pose for children throughout the United States.
BDSI to roll out Onsolis in Canada
BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) is set to roll out Onsolis (fentanyl buccal soluble film) in Canada. Onsolis, which will be marketed as Breakyl, is indicated for the management of pain in opioid tolerant, adult patients with cancer.
Overdoses mount as access to patch drug widens
Some facilities have even reported people "dumpster diving" for used patches that still contain amounts of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. DISTILLING fentanyl from patches to inject as a heroin substitute.
New Pressurized Olfactory Device shows direct CNS effect of morphine
Experiments also showed promising results with POD delivery of another powerful analgesic drug called fentanyl. Administered via the POD, fentanyl achieved a faster and more intense pain-relieving effect, compared to a simple nasal spray.
AP-IA--Painkiller Deaths-Iowa, 1st Ld-Writethru,437
In some cases, Fentanyl patches that normally are placed on the skin, are found stuck to the tongues of those who have died. Kraemer said they apparently were trying to suck the powerful painkiller out of the patches.

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Fentanyl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fentanyl Information from
Aug 19, 2010 Fentanyl is used to treat breakthrough cancer pain that is not controlled by other medicines.
Fentanyl - Drugs of Abuse and Related Topics - NIDA
In its prescription form, fentanyl is known as Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze.
Fentanyl (Duragesic, Actiq) Uses, Side Effects, and More
Apr 27, 2010 Use fentanyl exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This is very important so that you do not get too much of the drug.
Duragesic (Fentanyl Transdermal) Drug Information: User Reviews

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