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Fentanyl Sublingual Spray Information

If you have cancer and experience breakthrough pain despite the use of around-the-clock pain medication, your healthcare provider may prescribe fentanyl sublingual spray (Subsys®). This medicine is a strong opioid narcotic that is typically taken every four hours as needed for pain. It comes in the form of a liquid that is sprayed under the tongue.
 
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for some people. Before using fentanyl sublingual spray, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking and any other medical problems you may have. For example, fentanyl sublingual spray has a significant potential for physical dependence and abuse, so it may not be an appropriate choice for people who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
 
(For more information about this drug, including details about potential side effects, dosing instructions, and general safety issues, click Fentanyl Sublingual Spray.)
 

Fentanyl Sublingual Spray Information

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