Benefits of using this medication

Fentanyl is classified as opioids. Fentanyl is used to treat persistent chronic (long-term) severe pain for those who need constant pain relief and are currently taking other opioid (narcotic) medications. It acts on the brain to increase pain tolerance.

This medication may be available under several brands and/or in several different dosage forms. Any brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the dosage forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed in this article. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed in this article.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their physician has not prescribed it

dosage forms of medication

HEALTH CANADA ADVISORY

[July 28, 2014]

Health Canada has issued an advisory concerning the introduction of a single ink colour (dark green) on all strengths of patches. To read the full Health Canada Advisory, visit Health Canada’s web site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca.