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What is Onsolis?

Onsolis (fentanyl) is a strong pain medicine prescribed for people with cancer. A kind of narcotic, it's given to people who take another narcotic medication around the clock for their pain but have episodes of severe pain anyway. It comes in a film that you put on the inside of your cheek; the medication is released as the film dissolves.

Doctors prescribe Onsolis only for people 18 and older who have already developed a tolerance for this type of pain medicine -- it can be dangerous for anyone else.

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