Transdermal fentanyl in cachectic cancer patients.


Fentanyl is an opioid with high lipid solubility, suitable for intravenous, spinal, transmucosal and transdermal administration. The transdermal fentanyl patch has become widely used in the treatment of both malignant and non-malignant chronic pain. The absorption of fentanyl from the patch is governed by the surface area of the patch, by skin permeability… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2009.04.012


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@article{Heiskanen2009TransdermalFI, title={Transdermal fentanyl in cachectic cancer patients.}, author={Tarja Heiskanen and Sorjo M{\"a}tzke and Soile Haakana and Merja Gergov and Erkki Vuori and Eija A. Kalso}, journal={Pain}, year={2009}, volume={144 1-2}, pages={218-22} }