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Dosing Information

The fentanyl dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular fentanyl product
  • The type and severity of your pain
  • How you respond to the drug
  • Other medications you are taking, including other pain medications
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Fentanyl Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Fentanyl may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Fentanyl).
 

What If I Overdose on Fentanyl?

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 taken too much fentanyl.
 
(Click Fentanyl Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Fentanyl should be stored at room temperature in the original, unopened package until ready for use. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets. Because fentanyl is a potential drug of abuse, it should be stored in a safe place to prevent theft.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Some fentanyl products are taken on an as-needed basis, which means you do not need to take a dose if you are not in pain. If you forget to take a dose of your as-needed product and are in pain, just take it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular schedule.
 
If you forget to change your fentanyl patch, change it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.
 
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