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Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film

Drug Interactions

Fentanyl buccal soluble film may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film).

What If I Overdose on This Medication?

An overdose of this medication can be quite dangerous, and can even lead to death. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on fentanyl buccal soluble film.
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What Should I Do If I Forget a Dose?

Fentanyl buccal soluble film is used on an "as-needed" basis. If you forget a dose and are in pain, just use the medication as soon as you remember and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose, or use this medicine more than four times a day.

How Does Fentanyl Buccal Soluble Film Work?

Fentanyl buccal soluble film contains fentanyl, a strong opioid narcotic medication. It comes in the form of a film, which sticks to the inside of the cheek. As the film dissolves, fentanyl is absorbed through the lining of the mouth.
Fentanyl works by binding to opioid mu-receptors throughout the body, producing many different effects. Some of these effects, such as pain relief, are desirable; other effects, such as slowing down the digestive tract, are undesirable and lead to side effects such as constipation.
The effects of fentanyl include but are not limited to:
  • Pain relief
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in mood, including feelings of unease (dysphoria) or unusually pleasant feelings (euphoria)
  • Cough suppression
  • Slowed or shallow breathing
  • Slowing of the digestive tract
  • Pupil constriction
  • Itching
  • Physical dependence.
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