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Onsolis Bucl Uses
This medication is used to help relieve sudden (breakthrough) cancer pain in people who are regularly taking moderate to large amounts of narcotic pain medication. Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs known as narcotic (opiate) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
This medication should not be used to relieve mild or short-term pain (such as due to headache/migraine, dental procedures, surgery).
How To Use Onsolis Bucl
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using fentanyl and each time you get a refill. Learn all usage and disposal instructions. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Use fentanyl buccal films as directed by your doctor. Before using, rinse your mouth with water or use your tongue to wet the inside of your cheek. With dry hands, open the blister pack just before using. Use the tip of a dry finger to place one film inside your mouth with the pink side facing against one cheek. Press and hold the film in place for 5 seconds, then remove your finger. The film should stay in place on its own after this. Leave it in place until it is dissolved (usually 15 to 30 minutes). You may drink liquids after the film has been in place for 5 minutes but do not move the strip with your tongue/finger or eat any food until the film has completely dissolved. If your doctor directs you to use more than one film at the same time for your breakthrough cancer pain, do not place one on top of the other. Place the films on either side of your mouth.
Do not cut, tear, bite, chew, or swallow the film whole.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
If you start to have side effects (such as dizziness, feeling sick to your stomach, severe drowsiness) before finishing a dose, your doctor may need to adjust your dose. Remove any remaining film and discard into a sink or toilet. Rinse your mouth with water and spit into a sink or toilet. Rinse the sink or flush the toilet afterward to finish proper disposal. Tell your doctor promptly if this happens.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Wait at least 2 hours before using fentanyl buccal films again for another episode of sudden (breakthrough) pain. To avoid any confusion and chance of overdose, you should only keep a supply of one strength of this medication. Do not increase your dose, take the medication more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed.
Pain medications work best if they are used when the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised September 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.