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Abstral Storage and Disposal

It is important to know how to properly store and dispose of Abstral (fentanyl sublingual tablets), as this medication can cause potentially dangerous and even life-threatening complications if taken accidentally or by people who have not been prescribed the drug. To help minimize problems, keep Abstral stored in a safe place and dispose of any unused tablets by flushing them down the toilet.

An Introduction to Abstral Storage and Disposal

Abstral® (fentanyl sublingual tablets) contains fentanyl, a strong opioid narcotic. The amount of fentanyl in Abstral is enough to cause potentially serious problems, including death, if accidentally taken by children or people for whom the medication was not prescribed.
In addition, this medication may be sought out by people who abuse substances. If you take Abstral, it is very important that you store it and dispose of it in a safe manner to help prevent possible theft or accidental ingestion.

How Should I Store Abstral?

Abstral comes in individually sealed, child-resistant blister packages. Store the unopened packages in a secure, safe place, away from children and people for whom the medication was not prescribed.
Keep Abstral tablets in their sealed blister package until immediately before use. Do not remove them from their blister packaging for storage in a pillbox, medi-set, or any other container.

How Should I Dispose of Unopened Abstral Tablets?

Dispose of unopened Abstral tablets as soon as you no longer need them; they should not be saved for later use. To dispose of the tablets, remove them from their blister packages and flush them down the toilet. Only flush the medication; do not flush the blister packages or any other medication packaging.
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