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Because Onsolis (fentanyl buccal soluble film) can cause potentially serious and even life-threatening complications if it falls into the wrong hands, it's important to know the proper storage and disposal methods for this pain medication. Make sure to store Onsolis in a safe place, out of the reach of children, and flush any unused medication down the toilet.
An Introduction to Storing and Disposing of OnsolisOnsolis™ (fentanyl buccal soluble film) is a prescription pain medication approved to treat breakthrough pain in people with cancer. Breakthrough pain is an intense burst of pain that "breaks through" regularly scheduled pain treatment.
This medication has a strong potential for abuse, and can be extremely dangerous if taken by children or people for whom the medication is not intended. Therefore, it is very important to store Onsolis in a safe place and properly dispose of it when no longer needed.
How Should Onsolis Be Stored?Onsolis comes in the form of small films that are sealed in foil packages. Keep the films in the foil packages until just before use. Store the foil packages in a safe place, secure from children and anyone for whom the medication was not prescribed.
How Should Onsolis Be Disposed Of?If you no longer need to use Onsolis, dispose of the unused medication immediately. Do not keep any for later use. To dispose of unused films, remove the films from their foil packages and flush them down the toilet.
Only flush the films; do not flush the foil packages or any other medication container. You may discard these items into the trash.