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Does fentanyl effectively treat cancer pain?

Koyyalagunta et al. reviewed randomized trials that had examined the efficacy of opioids for cancer pain. The authors of that review concluded that there is evidence which supports fentanyl as an analgesic for patients with cancer pain. Fentanyl was found to improve pain scores and quality of life while also resulting in less constipation compared to morphine.