Fentanyl Duragesic 5-12 12.5 mcg/hr Patches Box


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Fentanyl powder
With the use of Fentanyl powder help relieve severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change. How your body feels and responds to pain.

Fentanyl powder is used to treat breakthrough pain (sudden episodes of pain that occur despite round the clock treatment with pain medication). In cancer patients at least 18 years of age (or at least 16 years of age if taking Actiq brand lozenges). Who are taking regularly scheduled doses of another narcotic (opiate) pain medication? And who are tolerant. (used to the effects of the medication) to narcotic pain medications? Fentanyl powder is in a class of medications called narcotic (opiate) analgesics. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

Fentanyl powder is a synthetic
The Fentanyl powder is a synthetic opioid. That is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients. Applied in a patch on the skin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that. They are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico.


The dose of fentanyl powder transdermal patch must be individualized. And is based on many factors, including the dose of opioid medication that a person is currently using before starting this medication.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

Apply the patch to non-irritated and non-irradiated (not exposed to radiation) skin on a flat surface such as the chest, back, flank (side of the body between the upper abdomen and back), or upper arm.

fentanyl to be absorbed faster
Clean the area with water only; do not use soaps, oils, lotions, alcohol, or any other agent that might irritate the skin. Using soap, alcohol, or other chemicals to clean the skin may cause the fentanyl to be absorbed faster, causing unwanted side effects. After cleaning, allow the skin to dry completely before applying the patch.

If the patch does not stick to the skin properly, tape the edges of the patch with first-aid tape. It does not stick, you can cover the patch with a transparent adhesive film dressing recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.

If the falls off before 72 hours have passed, you may apply a new patch to a new site. Wash your hands immediately with water only, after applying or removing the patch. Consult the package insert, your doctor, or your pharmacist for additional instructions on how to use the medication.

Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or headache may occur. Mild irritation, itching, or redness at the application site may also occur. Some of these side effects may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To prevent constipation, eat dietary fiber, drink enough water, and exercise. Consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (such as a stimulant type with stool softener).

To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including mental/mood changes (such as agitation, confusion, hallucinations), severe stomach/abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, slow/fast/pounding heartbeat, signs of your adrenal glands not working well (such as loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, weight loss). Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including fainting, seizure, slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/difficulty waking up.

This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactions section). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, unexplained fever, unusual agitation/restlessness.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of materials provided. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

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