Table 1.5 – Intranasal Fentanyl

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Table 1.5 – Intranasal Fentanyl

Question and answer: The guideline currently states that 'the lung surface area of around 50–75m² offers a large capillary-rich environment for absorption'. This is misleading as when a drug is administered intranasally the majority of the drug is absorbed through the nasal mucosa, rather than via the lungs. The Pain Management in Adults guideline will be updated shortly to reflect this.

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