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Can I use Fentora if I have a history of emphysema?

Even though you have a history of emphysema, you may be able to use Fentora (fentanyl), a morphine-like drug for breakthrough cancer pain. However, your doctor will probably monitor your dose and your reaction to the medicine carefully, since your history of emphysema does put you at greater risk for one of Fentora's most serious side effects -- life-threatening breathing problems.

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