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Can I use Fentora if I have a history of liver disease?

If you have a history of liver disease, talk with your doctor about whether you can use Fentora (fentanyl), a morphine-like drug for breakthrough cancer pain. Experts say there isn't enough information about the drug's risks versus benefits in patients with liver disease to make a general recommendation. If your doctor thinks Fentora makes sense for you, he or she is likely to prescribe it cautiously, and pay special attention to dosing, because the liver plays a role in how the drug is metabolized. 

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