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How do I use fentanyl buccal tablets?

Take one dose of fentanyl buccal tablets for relief of breakthrough cancer pain (that is, pain of sudden onset that is not relieved by your usual pain-relief medication). If your pain persists, you may take one more dose 30 minutes later. Do not take another dose for at least four hours. Keep taking your usual pain medication. Place the tablet between your cheek and gums as directed in the label instructions. Do not chew or break open the tablet. If the tablet has not fully dissolved in 30 minutes, drink a glass of water.

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