Shortage of Instanyl 100 and 200micrograms/dose nasal spray (immediate-release fentanyl citrate)

Hina Radia, Medicines Information Pharmacist, London and South East Regional Medicines InformationPublished Last updated See all updates

Takeda UK have indicated that they are/will be out of stock of Instanyl 50, 100 and 200micrograms/dose nasal spray which is licensed for the treatment of breakthrough pain in adults with cancer who are already receiving maintenance opioid therapy for chronic cancer pain. This document provides information on available alternatives.

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  1. Updated to also include 50 microgram strenght of Instanyl nasal spray
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