Due to the higher bioavailability of fentanyl in FENTORA, when converting patients from other oral fentanyl products, including oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate (OTFC and Actiq(R)), to FENTORA, do not substitute FENTORA on a mcg per mcg basis and adjust doses as appropriate (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION contained within the prescribing information).
FENTORA is intended to be used only in the care of opioid tolerant cancer patients and only by healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable of and skilled in the use of Schedule II opioids to treat cancer pain.
Full prescribing information about FENTORA, including boxed warning, is available from www.FENTORA.com or Cephalon Professional Services and Medical Information (1-800-896-5855)
Founded in 1987, Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and marketing of innovative products in four core therapeutic areas: central nervous system, pain, oncology and addiction. Cephalon currently employs approximately 3,000 people in the United States and Europe. U.S. sites include the company's headquarters in Frazer, Pennsylvania, and offices, laboratories or manufacturing facilities in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Salt Lake City, Utah, and suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cephalon's European headquarters are located in Maisons-Alfort, France.
The company's products in the United States include: PROVIGIL(R)
(modafinil) Tablets [C-IV], FENTORA, TRISENOX(R) (arsenic trioxide)
injection, VIVITROL(R) (naltrexone for extended-release injectable
suspension), GABITRIL(R) (tiagabine hydrochloride), ACTIQ(R) (oral
transmucosal fentanyl citrate) [C-II]; numerous products are
marketed internationally. Full prescribing infor