Abstral is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fentanyl. On this page you will find out more about Abstral, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: fentanyl
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Abstral 100 microgram sublingual tablet, 30
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
ABSTRAL is indicated for the management of breakthrough pain in adults with cancer who are already receiving maintenance opioid therapy for chronic pain. Breakthrough pain is a transient exacerbation of otherwise controlled chronic background pain.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Round, white, flat-faced, bevel-edged tablet|
|Route of administration||Sublingual|
10 tablets: Controlled Drug
30 tablets: Controlled Drug
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||24 Months|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 February 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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