Fentanyl buccal tablet: rapid relief from breakthrough pain.

  title={Fentanyl buccal tablet: rapid relief from breakthrough pain.},
  author={Donald R. Taylor},
  journal={Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy},
  volume={8 17},
Breakthrough pain--a transient increase in pain occurring over a baseline of controlled persistent pain--represents an important clinical challenge in the management of cancer and other chronic pain conditions. The fentanyl buccal tablet is a new sugar-free, easily-administered formulation that uses an effervescent drug delivery system to enhance the rate and extent of fentanyl absorption across the buccal mucosa. Clinical trials indicate that the rapid systemic exposure provided by fentanyl… CONTINUE READING

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