New formulations of fentanyl for acute pain management.

@article{Paech2012NewFO,
  title={New formulations of fentanyl for acute pain management.},
  author={Michael James Paech and M. Susan Bloor and Stephan Alexander Schug},
  journal={Drugs of today},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={
          119-32
        }
}
Intravenous fentanyl citrate has stood the test of time as a valuable formulation for pain management. The desirable physicochemical properties of fentanyl have allowed the development of several alternative formulations for delivery using less invasive routes, for example, transmucosal (intranasal, oral buccal and oral sublingual) and transdermal. These new formulations have been applied to clinical settings in which rapid onset of analgesia is desired, using convenient but noninvasive methods… CONTINUE READING
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