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How soon after taking fentanyl will my symptoms improve?

How soon your symptoms improve after taking fentanyl will vary from person to person and depend on the form you are using. For the lozenge, tablet and ingestible film forms of this drug, your doctor will likely start you on as low a dose as possible that will still result in pain relief for you. Pain relief should usually begin within 30 to 60 minutes. For the skin patch, your doctor also will likely start you on as low a dosage as possible and may gradually increase your dose over time.

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