I know you have to have a high tolerance for strong (opiate) pain medication. I also know it isn't used for acute pain, obviously. What type of medication is Fentora and how is it normally "delivered" in to your system? I heard it is a tablet that dissolves under your tongue. Also, is it available in various strengths? Please explain this medication. Thanks.
"FENTORA is indicated only for the management of breakthrough pain in patients with cancer who are already receiving and who are tolerant to around-the-clock opioid therapy for their underlying persistent cancer pain."
"Once the tablet is removed from the blister unit, the patient should immediately place the entire FENTORA tablet in the buccal cavity (above a rear molar, between the upper cheek and gum).
Patients should not split the tablet.
The FENTORA tablet should not be sucked, chewed or swallowed, as this will result in lower plasma concentrations than when taken as directed.
The FENTORA tablet should be left between the cheek and gum until it has disintegrated, which usually takes approximately 14-25 minutes.
After 30 minutes, if remnants from the FENTORA tablet remain, they may be swallowed with a glass of water."
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