Subsys Spray Use, Dosage, And Risk Information
Subsys spray contains fentanyl, a drug used for treating breakthrough pain in cancer patients. Fentanyl is a type of narcotics analgesics. The website of Williams Kherkher reveals that subsys spray is 100 times more potent than morphine in providing pain relief. Fentanyl works in the central nervous system when relieving pain. Considering its potency and being subject to abuse, the drug is only made available with a doctor’s prescription.
It is worth noting that subsys is not designed to replace other fentanyl containing treatments. It is only available from a registered pharmacy under a special program. To be able to take the medicine, you must be registered in the program and understand the risks and benefits of subsys spray. You should stop using the drug if you are already being treated with a similar opioid pain medicine and your body is tolerant to it. Consult your doctor if you are not sure that you are opioid tolerant.
Inform your doctor if you are taking antibiotics or medicines for treating high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, depression, or viral infections. Fentanyl can interact with some medicines and can have drastic effects on your breathing. Fentanyl can slow or stop your breathing. You should never use it in larger amounts or longer than what was prescribed. Misuse of narcotic pain medication results to addiction, overdose, or even death.
It is also the potent nature of fentanyl that prompted doctors to only prescribe the drug to eligible patients and that appropriate dosage is administered. Recently, fentanyl users have filed lawsuits against doctors who improperly prescribe subsys to patients. Recent cases have also been directed towards Insys Therapeutics, the manufacturer of Subsys after it allegedly marketed the drug to the wrong patients. Such actions by the manufacturer as well as some doctors have resulted to injuries and death of the patient.