What is fentanyl Pill?
Fentanyl Pill is a synthetic opioid medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain, it is up to 100 times stronger than other opioids like morphine, heroin or oxycodone. Fentanyl pills is from the class of medicines called narcotic analgesics.
What is Fentanyl Pill used for?
- Fentanyl patches are used for long lasting pain relief for constant, around the clock cancer pain.
- Fentanyl nasal sprays, lollipops, injections, sublingual tablets and sprays are immediate acting and used for breakthrough pain. Breakthrough pain is when you have a flare up of pain, even though you are taking regular pain medicine for chronic or persistent pain.
Because fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid it can be misused, abused and cause overdose deaths.
Fentanyl is classified as schedule 2 under the controlled substances act (CSA).
Before taking this medicine
You should not use fentanyl unless you are already being treated with a similar opioid pain medicine and your body is tolerant to it. Talk with your doctor if you are not sure you are opioid-tolerant.
You should only use or take fentanyl if you have your own personal prescription for this medicine. You should not use fentanyl if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- severe asthma or other breathing problems; or
- a stomach or bowel obstruction (including paralytic ileus).
To make sure fentanyl is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- breathing problems, sleep apnea.
- a head injury, brain tumor, or mental illness.
- alcoholism or drug addiction.
- urination problems.
- a seizure disorder.
- liver or kidney disease; or
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
If you are using fentanyl patches, tell your doctor if you have been sick with a fever. Having a high temperature can increase the amount of drug you absorb through your skin.
If you use opioid medicine while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on opioids may need medical treatment for several weeks.
Do not breastfeed while you are using fentanyl.
Do not change to another form of fentanyl e.g. injection, ski
Fentanyl can slow or stop your breathing and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Using this medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use this medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
n patch, dissolving film, or “lollipop” device or pill. If you switch from another form of fentanyl, you will not use the same dose.