Bulletin 132: Fentanyl

Immediate release fentanyl has a NICE do not do as a first line treatment for breakthrough pain. This bulletin which is a DROP-List support bulletin will focus on fentanyl immediate-release formulations and provide the rationale for new patients to be commenced on immediate-release morphine, and for current patients to be considered for a switch to immediate-release morphine or have their therapy reviewed and stopped where appropriate. An audit and patient letters are available as supporting resources.

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