TITLE

The Role of Fentanyl in Cancer-Related Pain

AUTHOR(S)
Prommer, Eric
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Oct2009, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p947
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Fentanyl is a lipophilic, short-acting, synthetic opioid with a piperidine chemical structure. Fentanyl is an effective analgesic for cancer pain, and newer formulations such as the transmucosal and buccal forms have shown efficacy for the management of cancer-related breakthrough pain. This article reviews the pharmacodynamics, pharmacology, and clinical efficacy for this new option in treating moderate to severe pain.
ACCESSION #
44488518

 

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