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Who should take fentanyl?

Fentanyl should be taken by people who have moderate to severe chronic pain that cannot be controlled using any other means. It should be used by those who can tolerate narcotics and who have been using some other form of narcotic pain medication for at least one week. The tablet, lozenge, and ingestible film form of fentanyl are to be used particularly by those with cancer who have breakthrough pain (pain flares that occur despite being on other pain medications).

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