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Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets

Drug Interactions

Fentanyl sublingual tablets may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets).

What If I Overdose on Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets?

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 sublingual tablets.
(Click Abstral Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Fentanyl sublingual tablets are taken on an as-needed basis. If you forget to take a dose and are in pain, take a tablet as soon as you remember and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

How Do Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets Work?

Fentanyl sublingual tablets contain fentanyl, which is a strong opioid narcotic medication. Fentanyl binds to the 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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