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Abstral

Sounds Like: ab.straw.al

Classification: Opioid pain reliever

Controlled Substance Act Schedule: II

Other names for Abstral

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Abstral Addiction

What is Abstral?

Abstral is a brand-name prescription drug containing fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate. It belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics, or pain killers. Abstral is most commonly used to manage chronic pain in cancer patients aged 18 or older.

Abstral Addiction

Due to the presence of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, Abstral has a high risk for addiction. Any person who uses opioids can develop a tolerance or addiction. People who take Abstral without a prescription to get high may experience short-term effects of sedation, extreme happiness and relaxation. As a result, they could become dependent on the drug.

Repeated use of Abstral increases the risk of a fatal overdose, even in small doses. Prolonged use can cause breathing problems, drowsiness and lightheadedness. If you drink alcohol while taking Abstral or unknowingly combine it with street drugs, your breathing can slow down or stop, leading to death.

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Intended Use of Abstral

In 2011, the FDA approved the use of Abstral to help manage pain in cancer patients. It’s normally prescribed for patients who’re already receiving and are tolerant to opioid therapy for their prolonged cancer pain. Abstral is extremely lethal in small doses and is not recommended for use in children.

How Abstral Is Taken

Take Abstral exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Abstral is taken as a sublingual (under the tongue) tablet in strengths of 100 to 800 micrograms. The appropriate dose of Abstral varies from patient to patient.

Side Effects of
Abstral

If any of these side effects become severe, immediately call a doctor.

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Pale skin
  • Weakness, tired
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling in hands or feet
  • Confusion
  • Skin irritation
  • Hypoxia (not enough oxygen)
  • Slowed heart rate

Signs of an
Addiction to Abstral

Uncontrolled cravings for Abstral

Unsuccessful attempts to stop using the drug

Prioritizing use of Abstral over spending time with family or friends

Legal or financial problems

Use of Abstral despite adverse of negative behaviors

Experiencing flu-like withdrawal symptoms when stopping consumption

Abstral
Abuse Facts

Nearly 21 to 29% of people misuse opioids prescribed for chronic pain.

Between eight and 12% of people using opioids for chronic pain develop an opioid use disorder.

About four to 6% of people who misuse prescription opioids transition to using heroin.

Actor Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”), late pop star Prince (“Purple Rain”) and rapper Eminem (“Lose Yourself”) all battled prescription opioid abuse.

Abstral pills (sublingual tablets) cost around $32 without insurance.