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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Fent 50mcg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Fent 50mcg injection with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Fent 50mcg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Fent 50mcg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR FENT

    Fentanyl(50 mcg)

    Uses

    Fent 50mcg injection is used for pain and anaesthesia

    How it works

    Fent 50mcg injection decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

    Common side effects

    Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Weakness, Dehydration, Nausea, Edema, Fatigue, Anemia, Constipation

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    Expert advice FOR FENT

    • Do not consume fentanyl in doses more than that as prescribed by the doctor as it has a potential for addiction.
    • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience difficulty in breathing after administration fentanyl.
    • Avoid exposure to high temperature conditions such sauna bath, hot tub bath, sun bathing as this may lead to increased absorption of fentanyl causing overdose and adverse effects.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery while taking fentanyl as it may cause dizziness. 
    • Consult your doctor before taking  fentanyl if you have breathing problems, low blood pressure, heart, liver, chronic lung or kidney diseases,  brain tumor, head injury, or myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive weakness of  muscles and unusual tiredness).
    • Do not consume this drug if are allergic to fentanyl or any of its ingredients or any other opioid analgesic.
    • Do not consume this drug if you are regularly using opioid medication for management of persistent pain.
    • Patients who are suffering from mild pain should not consume this drug.
    • Inform your doctor if you are or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. 

    Frequently asked questions FOR FENT

    Fentanyl

    Q.

    Is fentanyl an opioid/ morphine/ barbiturate?
    Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic. It is not morphine or barbiturate

    Q.

    Is fentanyl addictive/ controlled substance?
    Fentanyl is a controlled substance and has got addictive potential. Always follow the doctor's instruction regarding its use

    Q.

    Does fentanyl cause constipation/ hypotension?
    Fentanyl may cause constipation and hypotension. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)