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If Fentora is taken by a child or someone without a legitimate prescription, it can cause potentially dangerous and even life-threatening complications. Therefore, it is important to know how to properly store and dispose of Fentora. Make sure to store the medication in a safe place -- out of the reach of children -- and flush any partially consumed or unused tablets down the toilet.
An Introduction to Fentora Storage and DisposalFentora® (fentanyl buccal tablets) is a strong prescription pain medication approved to treat breakthrough cancer pain in people who are regularly using other opioid pain medications to treat their underlying pain. It is a Schedule II federally controlled substance, which means it is considered to have the highest potential for abuse. As a controlled substance, there are strict rules and regulations governing its use.
Fentora contains fentanyl, a strong opioid narcotic. The amount of fentanyl in Fentora is enough to cause death, or other serious problems, if accidentally taken by children or people who have not been prescribed the medication. Therefore, it is very important to store and dispose of Fentora properly to help prevent possible theft or accidental ingestion.
How Should I Store Fentora?Fentora comes in single-use, child-resistant blister packages. Store the unopened packages in a safe place, away from children and people who have not been prescribed Fentora.
Keep Fentora tablets in their sealed blister package until immediately before use. Do not keep the tablets in a pillbox or medi-set.