Canterbury DHB



Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid with a potency approximately 80 times that of morphine.

Indications for use

Starting fentanyl patches

Calculating the fentanyl patch dose

Using fentanyl at the end of life

See also

About this Canterbury DHB document (4059):

Document Owner:

Kate Grundy (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

March 2016

Next Review:

March 2018


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Topic Code: 4059