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Duragesic Uses

Can Children Use It?

This medicine is approved for use in children as young as two years of age. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using Duragesic in children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Yes -- older adults can use Duragesic. However, they may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, including respiratory depression (decreased breathing). Therefore, it should be used with caution in older adults. A healthcare provider may recommend a lower dosage and additional monitoring when prescribing this drug to an older person.

Is Duragesic Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend using Duragesic for something other than the treatment of chronic pain. This is known as an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for Duragesic.
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