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Precautions and Warnings With Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets

Prior to starting treatment with fentanyl sublingual tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you have breathing problems, any allergies, or a history of substance abuse. Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may not be able to take fentanyl sublingual tablets. Warnings and precautions also extend to people who are taking certain medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking fentanyl sublingual tablets (Abstral®) 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)
  • A history of breathing problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
  • A history of seizures
  • 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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