Continuous fentanyl infusion: use in severe cancer pain.

  title={Continuous fentanyl infusion: use in severe cancer pain.},
  author={Kristi L Lenz and D S Dunlap},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={32 3},
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of a continuous fentanyl infusion in an adult cancer patient. CASE SUMMARY A 66-year-old white woman diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic carcinoma required hospital admission for pain control after receiving five different chemotherapy regimens. Morphine 2 mg/h i.v. was initiated and the dosage was titrated upward to a total of 6613 mg/d by hospital day 16. As hospital supplies of opioids became depleted over a holiday weekend, therapy was changed to a… CONTINUE READING