Patient - Page - How to Use - FAQs
Why do I need to take another pain medication?
Your current opioid pain medication is unable to control the intense periods of pain you are feeling. This pain is said to sneak past or “break through” your around-the-clock medication—that is why it is called breakthrough cancer pain (BTPc).1,2 Lazanda is used to help relieve your BTPc.
Do not use Lazanda if you are not opioid tolerant. Opioid tolerant means that you are already taking other opioid (narcotic) pain medicines around the clock for your cancer pain and your body is used to these medicines. If you stop taking your around-the-clock opioid pain medicine for your cancer, you must stop taking Lazanda.
What is the TIRF REMS ACCESS program?
Lazanda is available only through a program called the TIRF REMS ACCESS program. To receive Lazanda, you must:
- talk to your healthcare provider
- understand the benefits and risks of Lazanda
- agree to all of the instructions
- sign the Patient-Prescriber Agreement form
How many sprays of Lazanda do I take?
Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.
Is there a risk of addiction to Lazanda?
Addiction is the inability to control the urge to take medication. The chance of addiction with Lazanda is higher if you are or ever have been addicted to or abused other medicines, street drugs, or alcohol, or if you have a history of mental problems.
How can I prevent someone else from taking Lazanda?
Keep Lazanda in a safe place to protect it from being stolen. Store Lazanda in the child-resistant container that comes with it at all times except when you are using it.
How should I store Lazanda?
Always keep Lazanda in a safe place away from children and from anyone for whom it has not been prescribed. Protect Lazanda from theft. Store Lazanda at up to 77°F (25°C). Do not freeze Lazanda. Store Lazanda in the child-resistant container that comes with it at all times except when you are using it. Store the Lazanda child-resistant container and pouch in the cardboard box when not in use. Keep Lazanda away from light.