Fentanyl for a broken bone?

Is it safe for a child to be given Fentanyl for a broken bone?

asked 08 Oct '12, 13:52

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Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opiate drugs available for pain. It should only be used under the advice of the prescribing physician. Fentanyl (fentanil, with brand names Sublimaze, Actiq, Durogesic, Duragesic, Haldid, Abstral, Fentora) is a "potent, synthetic narcotic analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action".

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Prescription Drugs

Fentanyl is available in the US by prescription only.



Fentanyl is an opiate, derived from the opium poppy plant. Fast-acting and powerful, Fentanyl was previously only prescribed for immediate, "break through" pain.



Fentanyl is prescribed for pain management, especially acute severe pain.

That is a question for your doctor, or rather the doctor who prescribed the Fentanyl for the child. No drug prescribed for one person should ever be given to another person! That is illegal because it is so dangerous. Fentanyl is a controlled substance and a very powerful (and potentially addicting) prescription pain killer. Possession and / or use without a valid prescription is a federal crime.


answered 27 Jan '13, 22:13

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Fentanyl can be prescribed in a sucker stick, which is sometimes call a "Fentanyl pop" or "lollipop". In the street drug community, Fentanyl pops are sometimes called "lollies".

They do not look like candy, though, although there are some people who get upset when serious drugs are treated with names that sound like candy, since kids tend to take such references literally. The military seems to use these for convenience (see http://johnsaddiction.com/2514-pain-killer-lollipops/ "Fentanyl Lollipops" story)

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