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Fentanyl
Essential medicine status
General description
Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that is suitable for transdermal administration for management of chronic pain including cancer pain.
INN
Fentanyl
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Chronic cancer pain
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Opioid analgesics
  • Local > Topical > Transdermal patch: 12 µg/hour; 25 µg/hour; 50 µg/hour; 75 µg/hour; 100 µg/hour