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Can I swallow my Liquid Fentanyl Citrate made for IM

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Can I swallow my Liquid Fentanyl Citrate made for IM injection..? I hate having to stick myself so much and have quite a bit left before moving over to the Fentora.. About a months worth left.. I will be taking 800mcg Fentora every 4-6 hrs for breakthrough pain.. I also take OxyContin 80mg and 20mg twice daily.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 9 years ago.

Hi thanks for the question...

The answer would be NO, NO, NO! Anything meant for IM should NEVER be swallowed. Never be tempted to do this at any time. Medicines meant for IM injection are absorbed differently in your body and you would have some serious problems if you did this.