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Last Updated : May 2018
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General Information on Fentanyl Skin Patches

Generic Name : Fentanyl Skin Patches

Pronunciation : FEN ta nil trans DERM al

Latest prescription information about Fentanyl Skin Patches. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Opioid Analgesic and Anesthesia Adjunct

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fentanyl Skin Patches

India- Durogesic Transdermal Patch , Fendrop Amp, Fenilate Inj , Fenstud Amp, Fent Inj, Trofentyl Inj.
International- Duragesic .

Why is Fentanyl Skin Patches Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a narcotic analgesic, prescribed for severe pain. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

When should Fentanyl Skin Patches not to be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Fentanyl Skin Patches?

Transdermal Intractable cancer pain Initial- Apply patch that delivers 25 mcg/hour of fentanyl in opioid-naive patients. Adjust dose according to response. For patients who have been receiving a strong opioid, initial dose should be based on the previous 24-hour opioid requirement. Replace patch 72 hourly and apply new patch to a different site.

How should Fentanyl Skin Patches be taken?

It comes as a patch to apply over dry skin as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fentanyl Skin Patches?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of head injury, brain tumor, stroke, epilepsy, slow heartbeat, difficulty in urinating, Addison's disease, low blood pressure, thyroid, heart, liver, pancreas, gallbladder or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It may cause constipation, take proper diet.

Caution needed for patients with temperature higher than 102 °F (38.9 °C).

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Avoid high doses/long-term use of this medication.

What are the side effects of Fentanyl Skin Patches?

   Most Serious : Low/high blood pressure.
   Most Common : Nausea and vomiting.
   Body as whole : Headache, fever and back pain.
   Heart : Slow heart rate.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal distention.
   Central Nervous System : Speech disorders, tightness of muscle, fainting, numbness, dizziness, sleep disorders, depersonalization and hostility.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, asthma and respiratory disorders.
   Skin : Skin inflammation and pus formation.
   Eye : Vision loss.
   Genitourinary : Bladder pain, absence of urine and increased urinary frequency.

What are the other precautions for Fentanyl Skin Patches?

Do not apply over same skin area.
Avoid using soaps, oils, lotions, alcohol or other chemicals on the skin where this medication is applied.
Avoid sexual intercourse.

What are the storage conditions for Fentanyl Skin Patches?

Store them at room temperature, away from excess heat. Keep away from children.

Last Updated : May 2018

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pogull9, United Kingdom

how much dose tilofyl 100 cost to durogesic dtrans both fentanyl how much do thay cost

heavenlysweetz3, United States

I am on 50mg fentanyl patch. I started the 50mg last week and i have been very nauseaus. I keep throwing up and can't seem to keep anything down. I also feel very drowsy and just don't feel like myself. I feel like all i want to do is sleep. When im driving I FEEL like its hard to focus. I suffer from chronic pain due to several spine surgeries and fusions. I am 24 years old and this stinks.

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