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Fentanyl Lozenge

Drug Interactions

This medication may potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Fentanyl Lozenge).
 

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

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 or someone else may have overdosed on fentanyl lozenges.
 
(Click Actiq Overdose for more information.)
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Fentanyl lozenges are used on an "as needed" basis. However, do not use more than two lozenges for each breakthrough pain episode, and do not use this medication more often than four times a day.
 

How Does It Work?

This medication contains fentanyl, a very strong opioid narcotic medication. Fentanyl binds to a specific type of opioid receptor, called the opioid mu-receptor. Opioid mu-receptors are located throughout the body. Fentanyl produces many different effects by binding to these receptors.
 
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, which can lead to constipation
  • Pupil constriction
  • Physical dependence.
 
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