EFFENTORA buccal tablets are for oromucosal use. When you place a tablet in your mouth, it dissolves and the medicine is absorbed through the lining of your mouth, into the blood system. Taking the medicine in this way allows it to be absorbed quickly to relieve your breakthrough pain.
Dosage and frequency
When you first start using EFFENTORA, your doctor will work with you to find the dose that will relieve your breakthrough pain. It is very important that you use EFFENTORA exactly as the doctor tells you.
The initial dose is 100 micrograms. During determination of your right dose, your doctor may instruct you to take more than one tablet per episode.
If your breakthrough pain is not relieved after 30 minutes, use only 1 more tablet of EFFENTORA during the titration period.
Once the right dose has been determined with your doctor, use 1 tablet for an episode of breakthrough pain as a general rule. In the further course of treatment your requirement for analgesic therapy may change. Higher doses may be necessary. If your breakthrough pain is
not relieved after 30 minutes, use only 1 more tablet of EFFENTORA during this dose-readjustment period.
Contact your doctor if your right dose of EFFENTORA does not relieve your breakthrough pain. Your doctor will decide if your dose needs to be changed.
Wait at least 4 hours before treating another episode of breakthrough pain with EFFENTORA.
You must let your doctor know immediately if you are using EFFENTORA more than four times per day, as he may change your medicine for your persistent pain. When your persistent pain is controlled again, your doctor may need to change your dose of EFFENTORA. For the most
effective relief, let your doctor know about your pain and how EFFENTORA is working for you, so that the dose can be changed if needed.
Do not change doses of EFFENTORA or your other pain medicines on your own. A change in dosage must be prescribed and monitored by your doctor.
If you are not sure about the right dose, or if you have questions about taking this medicine, you should contact your doctor.
What to do if someone accidentally takes EFFENTORA
If you think someone has accidentally taken EFFENTORA please seek immediate medical assistance. Try to keep the person awake until emergency help arrives.
If someone has accidentally taken EFFENTORA, they may have the same side effects as described in the section “If you use more EFFENTORA than you should”.
If you forget to use EFFENTORA
If the breakthrough pain is still ongoing, you may take EFFENTORA as prescribed by your physician.
If the breakthrough pain has stopped, do not take EFFENTORA until the next breakthrough pain episode.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.