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

If you have a history of seizures, you'll need to carefully weigh the decision of whether or not to use Fentora (fentanyl), a morphine-like drug for breakthrough cancer pain.

Fentora can raise your risk of experiencing seizures even further. You may be able to combine Fentora with antiseizure medicine, but achieving an effective balance between these two drugs can be tricky. That's because the antiseizure drugs carbamazepine and phenytoin can cause Fentora to be flushed from your body faster, reducing its power to provide pain relief. Still, by working closely with your doctor, you are likely to find effective doses of each medicine.

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