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Fentanyl

Contributor(s): Molly Varga, Anna Meredith

Introduction

Name

  • Fentanyl-fluanisone.

Class of drug

  • Synthetic opioid analgesic.

Description

Chemical name

  • N-Phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl]propanamide.

Molecular formula

  • C22H28N2O.

Molecular weight

  • 336.47.

Uses

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Indications

  • Analgesia.
  • Given alone or in combination with other sedatives, eg diazepam   Diazepam  or midazolam   Midazolam  .

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Pentobarbitone, narcotic analgesics and tranquilizers
  • May cause additive central nervous system or respiratory depression when given with fentanyl + fluanisone   Pentobarbital  .

Cimetidine

  • Cimetidine   Cimetidine  may cause increased plasma [fentanyl].

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Gil A G, Silván G, Martínez-Fernández L et al (2013) Effects of different fentanyl anaesthetic mixtures on cortico-adrenal function in rabbits. Vet Rec 172 (8), 213 PubMed.

Other sources of information

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