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Durogesic 50Mcg Patch

Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Fentanyl
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Durogesic 50Mcg Patch is a synthetic opioid medication. It is used in combination with anesthesia to prevent post-surgery pain or other medical procedures that may prove to be painful.

On using Durogesic 50Mcg Patch you may experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, respiratory issues, fever and diaphoresis. If the allergic reactions persist or become worse over time contact your health care provider right away.

Do not use Durogesic 50Mcg Patch if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in it, if you are already taking any other prescription or non-prescription drugs, if you have just had a surgery, you have liver/kidney/lung/ mental/mood problems, you have breathing problems, you are allergic to any foods, substances or medicines, you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding a baby, you have alcohol withdrawal syndrome, have low blood pressure, are overweight at present.

The dosage for Durogesic 50Mcg Patch should ideally be prescribed by your doctor. The usual dose in adults is about 100 mcg for the tablet and spray which needs to be taken sublingually. The dose for the transmucosal lozenge is about 200 mcg.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Durogesic 50mcg patch may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Durogesic 50Mcg Patch , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Fentanyl, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as an opioid that makes it useful in chronic pain management. It works by binding itself to mu-receptor in the central nervous system that results in low intracellular cAMP and reduction in the release of neurotransmitters.

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