Fentanyl is an opiate painkiller that is similar to morphine. However, it is much more potent, and can be fifty to a hundred times stronger than morphine. Its very strength as an opoid makes the problem of Fentanyl addiction important to address. The prescription use of this drug is to control and manage severe chronic and long term, severe pain, or the pain resulting from surgery. Fentanyl is often used to manage pain in people who suffer from chronic pain but have demonstrated physical tolerance to other opiates. In the prescription form, Fentanyl is available as one of the following: Actiq, Duragesic and Sublimaze.
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