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|Title:||Device for transdermal electrotransport delivery of fentanyl and sufentanil|
|Abstract:||The invention provides an improved electrotransport drug delivery system for analgesic drugs, namely fentanyl and sufentanil. The fentanyl/sufentanil is provided as a water soluble salt (e.g., fentanyl hydrochloride), preferably in a hydrogel formulation, for use in an electrotransport device (10). In accordance with the present invention, a transdermal electrotransport delivered dose of fentanyl/sufentanil is provided which is sufficient to induce analgesia in (e.g., adult) human patients suffering from moderate-to-severe pain as associated with major surgical procedures.|
|Inventor(s):||Southam; Mary (Menlo Park, CA), Bernstein; Keith J. (Somerville, NJ), Noorduin; Henk (Bergen op Zoom, NL)|
|Assignee:||Alza Corporation (Mountain View, CA)|
Patent Claim Types:|
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|Delivery; Device; Formulation;|
Field: Medical technology
Back Citations: 26th percentile
Forward Citations: 1st percentile
|PCT Filed||May 22, 1996||PCT Application Number:||PCT/US96/07380|
|PCT Publication Date:||December 12, 1996||PCT Publication Number:||WO96/39222|
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