A descriptive case series: Oral transmucosal fentanyl use in patients with noncancerous pain

Anthony H. Guarino, MD, Jennifer Myers, RN, MSN, ANP, Martha E. Cornell, RN, BSN


Transmucosal fentanyl is indicated for patients with cancer who are opioid tolerant, but it is also used for the treatment of noncancerous pain. The following is a survey study of the use of transmucosal fentanyl in 29 patients with noncancerous pain in an academic, communitybased pain management practice. Trans mucosal fentanyl was found to be safe and efficacious in the patients studied.


Transmucosal fentanyl, Actiq, noncancerous pain, breakthrough pain, opioid

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jom.2006.0013


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