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Fentanyl Buccal Tablets

Drug Interactions

This medication may potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Fentanyl Buccal Tablets for more information).

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

An overdose of this medication can be quite dangerous, and can even lead to death. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on fentanyl buccal tablets.
(Click Fentora Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Fentanyl buccal tablets are taken on an "as needed" basis. If you forget to take a dose, and are in pain, just take it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.

How Does This Drug Work?

Fentanyl buccal tablets contain fentanyl, which is a very strong opioid narcotic medication. Fentanyl binds to the opioid mu-receptors throughout the body, producing many different effects. Some of these effects, such as pain relief, are desirable; other effects, such as slowing down the digestive tract, are undesirable and lead to side effects (such as constipation).
The effects of fentanyl include but are not limited to:
  • Pain relief
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in mood, including feelings of unease (dysphoria) or unusually pleasant feelings (euphoria)
  • Cough suppression
  • Slowed or shallow breathing
  • Slowing of the digestive tract
  • Pupil constriction
  • Itching
  • Physical dependence.
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Fentanyl Buccal Tablet Information

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