Intranasal and intrapulmonary opioids

Andrew Davies

in Cancer-related Breakthrough Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199656974
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740909 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Intranasal and intrapulmonary opioids

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• The suitability of different opioid delivery routes depends on a number of physicochemical and pharmaceutical factors • The intranasal route can be associated with rapid onset of analgesia, and intranasal fentanyl-based formulations are commercially available • The intrapulmonary route also has the potential for rapid onset of analgesia. Clinical studies are ongoing of fentanyl-based formulations.

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Subjects: Radiation Oncology ; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ; Pain Medicine

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