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2024 Jun 14

BMC Palliat Care




Effectiveness of fentanyl buccal soluble film in cancer patients with inadequate breakthrough pain control.


Chiang YH, Lien CT, Su WH, Yen TY, Chen YJ, Lai YL, Lim KH, Dai KY, Chung HP, Hung CY, Leu YS


Clinical evidence for the rapidity and effectiveness of fentanyl buccal soluble film (FBSF) in reducing pain intensity of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) remains inadequate. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of FBSF proportional to the around-the-clock (ATC) opioid regimens in rapidly relieving the intensity of BTcP episodes by determining the percentage of patients requiring further dose titration.