This medication is used to assist relieve severe ongoing pain (such as because of cancer). Fentanyl belongs to a category of medicine called opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works within the brain to alter however your body feels and responds to pain.
Do not use the patch type of Fentanyl to relieve pain that’s gentle or that may flee during a few days. This medication isn’t for occasional (“as needed”) use.
How to use?
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the directions to be used provided by your health care provider before you begin using this medication and every time you get a refill. find out how to properly use, store, and discard the patches. If you have got any queries, raise your doctor or health professional.
Use this medication on an everyday schedule as directed by your doctor, not as needed for sudden (breakthrough) pain.
Before you begin using this medication, raise your doctor or health professional if you must stop or change however you utilize your different opioid medication(s). it should take up to twenty four hours before you have got pain relief from Fentanyl patches. different pain relievers (such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen) may be prescribed. raise your doctor or health professional concerning using Fentanyl safely with different medicine.
Apply this medication to the skin as directed by your doctor. don’t apply on burns, cuts, irritated skin, or skin that has been exposed to radiation (x-ray treatment). choose a dry, non-hairy space on a flat a part of your body, like the chest, sides, back, or higher arms. In young kids or in individuals unable to suppose clearly (such as because of dementia), apply the patch on the upper back to minimize the possibility it would be removed or placed within the mouth. If there’s hair on the skin, use scissors to clip the hair as shut as potential to the skin. don’t shave hair since this may cause skin irritation. If needed, use water to scrub the realm. don’t use soap, oils, lotions, or alcohol on the appliance web site. Dry the skin well before applying the patch.
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or headache could occur. gentle irritation, itching, or redness at the appliance web site may occur. a number of these facet effects could decrease when you have got been using this medication for a moment. If any of those effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or health care provider promptly.