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Fentanyl transdermal system as therapy for pain due to cancer has been studied in 153 patients. In this patient population, fentanyl transdermal system has been administered in doses of 25 mcg/h to 600 mcg/h. Individual patients have used fentanyl transdermal system continuously for up to 866 days. At one month after initiation of fentanyl transdermal system therapy, patients generally reported lower pain intensity scores as compared to a prestudy analgesic regimen of oral morphine.

The duration of fentanyl transdermal system use varied in cancer patients; 56% of patients used fentanyl transdermal system for over 30 days, 28% continued treatment for more than 4 months, and 10% used fentanyl transdermal system for more than 1 year.

In the pediatric population, the safety of fentanyl transdermal system has been evaluated in 289 patients with chronic pain 2 to 18 years of age. The duration of fentanyl transdermal system use varied; 20% of pediatric patients were treated for ≤ 15 days; 46% for 16 to 30 days; 16% for 31 to 60 days; and 17% for at least 61 days. Twenty-five patients were treated with fentanyl transdermal system for at least 4 months and 9 patients for more than 9 months.



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Fentanyl [directrx]


Fentanyl citrate [cantrell drug company]

Fentanyl Citrate 20 mcg/mL in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 100 mL Bag

Fentanyl citrate [cantrell drug company]

Fentanyl Citrate 50 mcg/mL in Sterile Water 2 mL Syringe

Fentanyl citrate, bupivacaine hcl [cantrell drug company]

Fentanyl Citrate 3 mcg/mL & Bupivacaine HCl 0.125% in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 200 mL Bag

Fentanyl citrate, bupivacaine hcl [cantrell drug company]

Fentanyl Citrate 1 mcg/mL & Bupivacaine HCl 0.125% in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 100 mL Bag

Clinical Trials [503 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Staccato® Fentanyl Pharmacokinetics in Healthy Volunteers

The Phase I clinical trial in approximately 50 healthy volunteers will be conducted at a single clinical center in two stages. Stage 1 is an open-label, cross-over comparison of a single d...

Intraoperative Fentanyl Dose on Respiratory Complications

Fentanyl is the most commonly used opioid during anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital. Compared to other opioids, e.g. sulfentanil and remifentanil, fentanyl's pharmacokinetic prop...

Study on Impact of Fentanyl Matrix on Improvement of Pain and Functioning in Spinal Disorder-related Pain

The purpose of this observational study is to investigate the impact of fentanyl matrix on improvement of pain and functioning in spinal disorder-related chronic pain.

Epidural Fentanyl for 2nd Stage Labor Analgesia

This study is being done to investigate if there is more effective pain relief during the latter stages of labor and delivery when epidural fentanyl 100mcg is administered compared to epid...

Buprenorphine-Fentanyl Interaction Study

An increase in overdose deaths has been attributed to widespread access to fentanyl and carfentanyl. The study is designed to determine if buprenorphine can change the respiratory depressi...

PubMed Articles [89 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The epidemiology of prescription fentanyl misuse in the United States.

US opioid overdose deaths continue to climb, with a 12.0% increase from 2016 to 2017. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has been a major contributor to opioid-related overdose deaths. While fentanyl-relat...

Detection of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues in biological samples using liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry.

Fentanyl and analogues such as butyrylfentanyl, carfentanil, 4-fluorobutyrylfentanyl, and furanylfentanyl may be either added to, or sold as, heroin. Fentanyl and carfentanil have approximately 100 an...

Fentanyl depression of respiration: comparison with heroin and morphine.

Fentanyl overdose deaths have reached 'epidemic' levels in North America. Death in opioid overdose invariably results from respiratory depression. In the present work we have characterized how fentany...

Consensus Perioperative Management Best Practices for Patients on Transdermal Fentanyl Patches Undergoing Surgery.

The administration of a transdermal fentanyl patch can be complicated with different pharmacokinetics than other fentanyl preparations.

Knowledge of Fentanyl and Perceived Risk of Overdose Among Persons Who Use Drugs in Vancouver, Canada.

In North America, the illicit drug supply is increasingly contaminated by illicitly manufactured fentanyl. We sought to assess the level and source of fentanyl risk knowledge, defined as knowledge of ...

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