Use of Fentora

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JJANDKK
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   Posted 5/27/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My pain doctor prescribed Fentora for neuropathic pain. I'm taking 400mcg once a day. It works great. The instructions say do not cut the med. I sometimes find I could use a lower dose and cut the med in half. This seems to work ok but I wonder what the risks (if any) are?
Thanks, Jerry

Chutz
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   Posted 5/27/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jerry,

My guess is that if you cut them in half you have no idea how much medication you are receiving. Also, by cutting the surface it can enter the body at a much different rate than intended. You may get a huge jolt and that's VERY dangerous with this med.

Hope this helps,
Chutz
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JJANDKK
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   Posted 5/27/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Chutz,

I assumed the med was homogeneous but now that I think about it that was probably a pretty dumb assumption.  After dealing with peripheral neuropathy for 13 years this med beats all the other pain meds I have tried hands down.

Appreciate your comments,

Jerry

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