I have a older Dr. and he says he will write it as recomended.
Fentanyl - Is there mention of perscribing more than 1 patch every three days in the PDR?
Added 10 Aug 2009:
My doc will only prescribe Fentanyl products for break through pain and my insurance (HUMANA) will not cover them and they all are VERY pricey.Has any-one tried the new ( Onsolis) ? This is a Fentanyl patch placed inside the mouth like (Actiq) used for break-through pain.?.
This is from the Fentanyl Transdermal System fda monograph
"... The majority of patients are adequately maintained with Fentanyl Transdermal system administered every 72 hours. Some patients may not achieve adequate analgesia using this dosing interval and may require systems to be applied every 48 hours rather than every 72 hours. An increase in the Fentanyl Transdermal system dose should be evaluated before changing dosing intervals in order to maintain patients on a 72-hour regimen. Dosing intervals less than every 72 hours were not studied in children and adolescents and are not recommended."
- Fentanyl Information for Consumers
- Fentanyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fentanyl (detailed)
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