About: Fentanyl Citrate (Actiq) | Fent pops Atiq 1600mcg-$27.00 each
Opioids are the strongest form of medication used to treat pain. Opioids work by attaching to opioid receptors, which are found in many areas of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract. An opioid attaches to the receptor, which reduces the transmission of pain messages to the brain, reducing pain. Opioids are used to treat moderate to severe pain that is not well managed with other pain medications. They do not treat the underlying cause of the pain. If a cancer is causing the pain, the cancer treatment is aimed at reducing the pain.
There are several different ways to take fentanyl. Fentanyl citrate is a fast-acting form of fentanyl used to treat breakthrough pain. Breakthrough pain is pain that comes on quickly and occurs intermittently (or “flares”), despite the regular use of long-acting pain medications. When this pain occurs, fast-acting pain medication is needed to ease the pain.
How to Take Fentanyl Citrate | Fent pops Atiq 1600mcg-$27.00 each
Fentanyl citrate delivers pain relief using a lozenge that is attached to a handle and dissolves as patients move it along the inside of their cheeks. The fentanyl citrate unit should be sucked, not chewed. The drug should be consumed over a 15 minute period. You should not eat or drink during this 15 minute period. You also should not bite or chew the lozenge as that will diminish the effect of the medication.
It is important to make sure you are taking the correct amount of medication every time. Before every dose, check that what you are taking matches what you have been prescribed. You should also not replace one type of fentanyl for another. Take only what you have been prescribed.