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When can I stop taking Fentora?

Fentora (fentanyl) is a rescue pain medicine -- you take it only if you experience an episode of cancer pain despite being on strong pain medications around the clock -- so you can stop taking it whenever you stop having breakthrough pain.

However, if you've needed to use this narcotic medication regularly for several weeks or longer, you should talk with your doctor about the best way to taper off of it. Some people may experience withdrawal symptoms if they abruptly discontinue the drug.

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