Information about Fentanyl

Fentanyl Uses

Fentanyl is used for severe chronic pain.

How Fentanyl works

Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking transmission of pain signals to the brain to lower pain perception.

Common side effects of Fentanyl

Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, Drowsiness, Application site redness, Respiratory depression, Rigidity
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Available Medicine for Fentanyl

TrofentylTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
45 to ₹1332 variant(s)
FentNeon Laboratories Ltd
501 variant(s)
DurogesicJanssen Pharmaceuticals
1485 to ₹28592 variant(s)
FendropSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
302 to ₹5902 variant(s)
FenstudRusan Pharma Ltd
471 variant(s)
VerfenVerve Healthcare Ltd
2381 variant(s)
Fentrans6ipain Healthcare Pvt Ltd
537 to ₹9402 variant(s)
OpifentVarenyam Healthcare Pvt Ltd
279 to ₹14102 variant(s)
ThemifentThemis Medicare Ltd
92 to ₹3802 variant(s)

Expert advice for Fentanyl

  • Use Fentanyl as instructed by your doctor. Never take in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Fentanyl, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Store opioid pain relievers in a safe place and out of reach of others.

Frequently asked questions for Fentanyl


Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on therapy with Fentanyl?

Fentanyl may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might increase sleepiness.


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