Recently, a new and powerful painkiller has entered the market: Lazanda fentanyl nasal spray. Like other fentanyl products such as fentanyl patches and lollipops, this fentanyl product poses severe risks to certain users and must be prescribed and used with great caution.
The Lazanda fentanyl nasal spray is only to be prescribed and used for patients who are regularly using another opioid pain medicine around-the-clock for persistent cancer pain and for patient’s who are “opiod tolerant” (this means that the patient’s body is used to such medicines). Lazanda fentanly nasal spray should not be prescribed if the patient is suffering from pain other than cancer pain.
Even if the patient is suffering from cancer pain, if the patient is not “opiod tolerant” or is not already taking some other opioid pain medicine around-the-clock for cancer pain, , Lazanda fentanyl nasal spray should not be prescribed and could be deadly. In fact, i the patient is not “opiod tolerant,” life-threatening respiratory depression could occur at any dose.
Lazanda fentanyl nasal spray is extremely powerful and doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmacies and patients all need to be very careful with the drug. How strong is it? According to the drug’s manufactuer, “Serious or fatal respiratory depression can occur even at recommended doses in patients using Lazanda.”
Fentanyl comes as several different products. The medication in each product is absorbed differently by the body, so one product cannot be substituted for any other fentanyl product. Do no assume Lazanda fentanyl nasal spray is safe for you because you have used some other product containing fentanyl. And do not switch from Lazanda to other medicines that contain fentanyl without talking with your healthcare provider. The amount of fentanyl in a dose of Lazanda is not the same as the amount of fentanyl in other medicines that contain fentanyl.
Fentanyl nasal spray should only be prescribed by doctors who are experienced in treating pain in cancer patients. It should not be used to treat pain other than chronic cancer pain, especially short-term pain such as migraines or other headaches, pain from an injury, or pain after a medical or dental procedure. Fentanyl nasal spray may cause serious breathing problems or death if it is used by people who are not being treated with other narcotic medications or who are not tolerant to narcotic medications
Unfortunately, far too often drugs are prescribed for the wrong conditions or patients. Sometimes these medical mistakes result in serious injury or death.
If a loved one has died while using any of the many powerful fentanyl products, do not assume the drug was properly prescribed. Our many years of lawsuits regarding fentanyl have taught us that doctors are often uneducated and inexperienced when it comes to prescribing fentanyl.
Heygood, Orr & Pearson has successfully prosecuted more cases involving deaths due to fentanyl products than all the other firms in the country combined. We have spent years studying fentanyl, its uses and its misuses. We have deposed hundreds of doctors, scientists and experts on the subject of fentanyl products.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fentanyl product, contact our firm for a free consultation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by filling out our free online contact form.