Transdermal fentanyl for cancer pain.

  title={Transdermal fentanyl for cancer pain.},
  author={Gina Hadley and Sheena Derry and R Andrew Moore and Phillip J Wiffen},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Opioid drugs have been used for many years to relieve pain. Transdermal fentanyl offers one option for delivering and maintaining pain relief in patients with moderate or severe cancer pain. OBJECTIVES To determine the analgesic efficacy of transdermal fentanyl for relief of cancer pain, and to assess the adverse events associated with the use of transdermal fentanyl for relief of cancer pain. SEARCH METHODS The following databases were searched: Cochrane Central Register of… CONTINUE READING