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Fentanyl is a type of narcotic found in several prescription pain products. Specifically, the patch is used to treat moderate-to-severe chronic pain, while other products dissolve in the mouth to treat breakthrough pain. Because fentanyl has a high abuse potential, there are special laws controlling its sale and use. Common side effects seen with this drug include constipation, drowsiness, and nausea.
What Is Fentanyl?Fentanyl (Abstral®, Actiq®, Duragesic®, Fentora®, Lazanda®, Onsolis®, Subsys®) is a prescription opioid narcotic medication used to treat pain. It is an active ingredient in many different prescription products.
- A sublingual tablet, which is dissolved under the tongue
- A buccal tablet, which is dissolved between the cheek and gums
- A small film, which is placed inside the cheek to dissolve
- A lozenge (sometimes called a "lollipop"), which is placed between the cheek and lower gum and sucked on
- Sublingual spray, which is sprayed under the tongue
- Nasal spray, which is sprayed into the nostril.