Fentanyl Nasal Spray
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, fentanyl nasal spray may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of fentanyl nasal spray include but are not limited to:
(Click Fentanyl Nasal Spray Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to using fentanyl nasal spray if you have:
- Past or present drug or alcohol dependence or abuse problems
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Breathing problems, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or shortness of breath
- A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
- A history of a seizure
- A low heart rate or abnormal heart rhythm
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Not already been taking a regularly scheduled opioid medication
- Mental health conditions, such as depression or schizophrenia
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lazanda and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Lazanda and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Fentanyl Nasal Spray to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)