Duragesic-75

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Fentanyl

Drug Info for fentanyl

Fentanyl is a medication used as anesthesia, to treat pain, or to replace other pain medications. Fentanyl belongs to a group of drugs called synthetic opioids. Fentanyl is a generic medication also sold under the brand names Duragesic, Abstral, Subsys, Ionsys, and Sublimaze. This drug was first synthesized in 1959. Fentanyl was first introduced as an intravenous anesthetic in the 1960s and later in patch form in the 1990s.

  • fentaNYL Transdermal System Novaplus
  • Ionsys
  • Device Assisted Patch
  • Patch
  • Absorbed through the skin

Transdermal routeYour doctor will tell you how many patches to use, where to apply them, and how often to apply them. Do not use more patches or apply them more often than your doctor tells you to. An overdose can be dangerous. Follow directions carefully so you do not get too much medicine at one time.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.

Duragesic® patch: Transdermal routeWash your hands with soap and water before and after applying a patch. Transdermal routeLeave the patch in its sealed wrapper until you are ready to put it on. Tear the wrapper open carefully. NEVER CUT the wrapper or the patch with scissors. Do not use any patch that has been cut by accident. Do not use this medicine if the pouch seal is broken or if the patch is damaged in any way. If any medicine leaks out of the patch and gets directly on your skin, wash it off right away with water.Do not use soap, lotion, alcohol, or oil on your skin before you apply the patch. Wash the skin only with water and let it dry completely. Do not shave the skin where you will apply the patch. You may cut the hair with scissors.Transdermal routeThe patient instructions will show the body areas where you can wear the patch. When putting on each new patch, choose a different place within these areas. Do not put the new patch on the same place you wore the last one. Be sure to remove the old patch before applying a new one. Transdermal routeDo not put the patch over burns, cuts, or irritated skin. Missed dose: Transdermal routeIf you forget to wear or change a patch, put one on as soon as you can. If it is almost time to put on your next patch, wait until then to apply a new patch and skip the one you missed. Do not apply extra patches to make up for a missed dose. Store the patches at room temperature in the original package, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.Ask your pharmacist about the best way to dispose of used or leftover patches. Fold the used patch in half with the sticky sides together. Make sure children and pets cannot come in contact with a used or leftover patch. Wash your hands with soap and water after you handle a patch.Drop off any unused narcotic medicine at a drug take-back location right away. If you do not have a drug take-back location near you, flush any unused narcotic medicine down the toilet. Check your local drug store and clinics for take-back locations. You can also check the DEA web site for locations. Here is the link to the FDA safe disposal of medicines website: www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm

Ionsys® device: You will be taught how to use this medicine in the hospital after surgery, but you will not use it at home. Do not leave the hospital with the device on your skin.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to fentanyl or cetylpyridinium chloride, or if you have severe breathing or lung problems or bowel blockage (including paralytic ileus).

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, breathing or lung problems (such as COPD, apnea, sleep apnea), adrenal problems, low blood pressure, pancreas or gallbladder problems, slow heartbeat, stomach or bowel problems, or a history of head injury, brain tumor, depression, seizures, or alcohol or drug abuse.

Do not breastfeed while using this medicine.

This medicine may cause the following problems:High risk of overdose, which can lead to deathRespiratory depression (serious breathing problem that can be life-threatening)Sleep-related breathing problems (including sleep apnea, sleep-related hypoxemia)Serotonin syndrome, when used with certain medicines

Do not let the patch get too hot. Avoid direct sunlight, and do not use a heating pad, electric blanket, heated water bed, sauna, sun lamp, or hot tub. Call your doctor if you have a fever higher than 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

Be careful about letting other people come in contact with your patch. If any medicine gets on another person, wash it off right away with water and call your doctor.

This medicine may make you dizzy, drowsy, or lightheaded. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you. Sit or lie down if you feel dizzy. Stand up carefully.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

This medicine may cause constipation, especially with long-term use. Ask your doctor if you should use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.

Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it completely.

This medicine could cause infertility. Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you plan to have children.

This medicine can be habit-forming. Do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor if you think your medicine is not working.

Some medicines can affect how fentanyl works. Tell your doctor if you are using the following: Amiodarone, aprepitant, carbamazepine, clarithromycin, cyclobenzaprine, diltiazem, erythromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, metaxalone, nefazodone, phenytoin, rifampin, ritonavir, troleandomycin, or verapamilBlood pressure medicineDiuretic (water pill)Medicine to treat depression, anxiety, and mental health illnessPhenothiazine medicineTriptan medicine to treat migraine headaches

Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Do not use this medicine if you are using or have used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days.

Tell your doctor if you use anything else that makes you sleepy. Some examples are allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, and alcohol. Tell your doctor if you are also using buprenorphine, butorphanol, nalbuphine, pentazocine, a benzodiazepine, or a muscle relaxer.

Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.

This medicine can be habit-forming. Do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor if you think your medicine is not working.

Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it completely.

This medicine may cause constipation, especially with long-term use. Ask your doctor if you should use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Anxiety, restlessness, fast heartbeat, fever, sweating, muscle spasms, twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seeing or hearing things that are not there
  • Blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  • Extreme dizziness or weakness, shallow breathing, slow or uneven heartbeat, sweating, cold or clammy skin, seizures
  • Severe constipation, stomach pain, or vomiting
  • Trouble breathing or slow breathing
  • Severe confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Mild constipation, nausea, or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Redness, itching, or mild skin rash where the patch or device is placed
  • Redness, itching, or mild skin rash where the patch or device is placed
Frequently Asked Questions

Fentanyl, a generic drug, is an opioid medication that comes in transdermal film, extended release form. This medication is used to prevent pain from occurring in patients after surgery.

A similar brand-name drug to Fentanyl available on the market in the U.S. is Lazanda. Consult with your doctor to determine the best treatment for your condition.

Fentanyl can cost around $141 for 2 boxes of 5 patches. Luckily, there are a few ways to save money. To reduce the high Fentanyl retail price, print our free Fentanyl coupon card and get up to 80% off when you fill your prescription at your local pharmacy.

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Fentanyl transdermal film, extended release is available in the following strengths: 12 mcg/hr, 25 mcg/hr, 37.5 mcg/hr, 50 mcg/hr, 62.5 mcg/hr, 75 mcg/hr, 87.5 mcg/hr, and 100 mcg/hr. Fentanyl is also available as an oral transmucosal lozenge and injectable solution. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage and use of this medication.

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