Fentanyl tablets, also spelled fentanil, is a highly potent synthetic piperidine opioid drug primarily used as an analgesic. Because fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, its primary clinical utility is in pain management for cancer patients and those recovering from painful surgical operations. Wikipedia
Formula: C22H28N2O
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛntənɪl/ or /ˈfɛntənəl/
Metabolism: Liver, primarily by CYP3A4
Duration of action: IV: 30–60 minutes
Onset of action: 5 minutes
Routes of administration: Buccal, epidural, intramuscular, intrathecal, intravenous, sublingual, transdermal
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