Abstral Medication Information
If you are looking for information about Abstral® (fentanyl sublingual tablets), it is important to consider all the benefits and potential risks of the medication. For example, Abstral is a strong narcotic opioid medication with a high potential for abuse. This drug may not be suitable for people with a history of substance abuse, breathing problems, or certain other medical conditions.
Abstral is only prescribed for treating breakthrough pain in people with cancer who are already used to the effects of opioid medications. Although most people do not experience problems with this drug, Abstral can cause side effects, including drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness.
This product comes in the form of a tablet that is dissolved in the mouth under the tongue. It is usually taken no more often than every two hours as needed for breakthrough pain. Do not take more than two doses of this medication (30 minutes apart) for each breakthrough pain episode. Also, do not take it more than four times in a day.
(Click Abstral for a complete overview of this pain medication, including information on how it works, potential side effects, safety precautions, and tips on when and how to take it.)