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Fentanyl in Pregnancy and Lactation

Authored by Dr. Andi Camden and Dr. Jonathan Zipursky – Fentanyl is a type of opioid pain medication. Opioids are prescribed for the treatment of severe, short term (acute), or long term (chronic) pain. This health topic is an expert opinion about the use of fentanyl during pregnancy and lactation. This health topic is intended for the public and health care providers.