Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Oral transmucosal fentanyl & how to dose it

A more mundane posting...the current Pain Medicine a nice long article about dosing strategies for oral transmucosal fentanyl. I'll freely admit that I checked Epocrates to make sure transmucosal fentanyl was available in the US--which it is--but I've yet to see it used, let alone use it myself. However, cost aside, I can imagine scenarios where it would be useful & this article is probably what I'll reach for on that day.

Addendum 8/18/05: of course the day after writing this slightly snarky post I found myself reaching for this article to troubleshoot converting Actiq to morphine in a patient who had to stop Actiq for financial/insurance reasons.

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