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

If you have a history of kidney 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 kidney 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 kidneys play a role in how the drug is excreted.

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