Abstral (AB-stral) is a new fentanyl sublingual tab for breakthrough pain in cancer patients

Abstral (AB-stral) is a new fentanyl sublingual tab for breakthrough pain in cancer patients who are opioid tolerant.

It will compete with Onsolis (fentanyl buccal film) once it's available...manufacturing problems have delayed the Onsolis launch.

Make sure Abstral is used ONLY in patients who are opioid tolerant...such as those taking at least 60 mg/day oral morphine or 30 mg/day oxycodone for a week or longer.

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