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Who should not take fentanyl buccal soluble film?

Fentanyl buccal soluble film should not be used by anyone sensitive to any ingredient in this medication. It is not recommended in children under 18 years of age; this medication contains the ingredient fentanyl in an amount which could be lethal to a child. If pregnant, ask your doctor if the benefits of taking this medication outweigh the risks. Breastfeeding women should not use this medication, because of the risk of respiratory depression and/or sedation to the baby. Do not take if you only need pain control for a short time, such as for an injury or after surgery. This medication is not to be used by people who are considered non-tolerant of opioids, or who only use opioids as needed or intermittently. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a past or current head injury, any heart condition, a seizure disorder, low blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, a mental illness or any history of addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may not be able to take this drug.

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