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Precautions and Warnings With Fentanyl Buccal Tablets

Before starting pain treatment with fentanyl buccal tablets, it is important to understand that this medication can have negative effects, such as causing a slow heart rate, irregular breathing, and drowsiness. Other precautions and warnings with fentanyl buccal tablets involve the dangers of overdosing on this drug and the risks of using it while pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Fentanyl Buccal Tablets?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking fentanyl buccal tablets (Fentora®) if you have:
 
  • A history of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Ever had breathing problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
  • Ever had a seizure
  • A slow heart rate or other heart problems
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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