Producing anesthesia for surgery and treating pain before, during, and after surgery. It may also be used with other medicines. Fentanyl is a narcotic (opioid) analgesic. It works in the brain and nervous system to cause anesthesia and decrease pain.
Fentanyl citrate is a highly potent drug used as an analgesic. It is characterized by usual short duration of action and this characteristic makes it useful in treating breakthrough pain. Fentanyl Citrate is commonly used as a pain reliever in pre-procedures. It can also be used in combination with another drug as an anesthetic.