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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Duragesic if you have:
 
  • A history of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse
  • Ever had breathing problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases
  • Paralytic ileus (a condition in which food does not move through the intestines as normal, leading to intestinal obstruction or blockage)
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
  • Had a stroke
  • Ever had a seizure
  • Problems urinating
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Gallbladder or pancreas disease
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • A slow heart rate or abnormal heart rhythm
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Duragesic Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

What If I Overdose on Duragesic?

An overdose of this medication can be quite dangerous and can even lead to death. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on Duragesic.
 
(Click Duragesic Overdose for more information.)
 
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