Duragesic Medication Information
Available by prescription only, Duragesic® (fentanyl patch) is a medicine used to treat pain. Specifically, this opioid narcotic is approved to treat moderate-to-severe chronic pain in people who are already tolerant to the effects of opioids. It comes in the form of a skin patch, which is applied every 72 hours. Common side effects of this drug include constipation, nausea, and drowsiness.
It's important to review Duragesic's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as seizures or asthma) or are taking any other types of medicine.
(For more information on this medication, click Duragesic. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, explaining how Duragesic works for pain relief, what to expect while using it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)