Working Principle of Fentanyl patches Fentanyl, an opioid analgesic is the key ingredient in the Durogesic Dtrans patches. Opioids are a group of very strong painkillers associated with morphine. They act by imitating the action of endorphins, the naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals. Endorphins are found in the brain and spinal cord and combine with opioid receptors to reduce pain. Fentanyl, the active ingredient contained in the Durogesic DTrans patches mimics the action of these natural endorphins by combining with the opioid receptors in the brain and the spinal cord.
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If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Durogesic DTrans. Patch sticking to another person The patch should be used only on the skin of the person for whom it has been prescribed.
There have been reports of patches accidentally sticking to a family member while in close physical contact or sharing the same bed as the person wearing the patch. A patch accidently sticking to another person particularly a child can cause the medicine in the patch to go through the skin of the other person and cause serious side effects such as breathing difficulties, with slow or shallow breathing which may be fatal.
In case the patch sticks to the skin of another person, take the patch off right away and get medical attention. If any of the above apply to you or you are not sure , talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Durogesic DTrans.
Very rarely these breathing problems can be lifethreatening or even fatal, especially in people who have not used strong opioid painkillers like Durogesic DTrans or morphine before. See section 4 for a full list of possible side effects. Do not use Durogesic DTrans if you are breastfeeding. You should not breastfeed for 3 days after removing your Durogesic DTrans patch. This is because the medicine may pass into breast milk. Driving and using machines Durogesic DTrans can affect your ability to drive and use machines or tools as it may make you sleepy or dizzy.
If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
DUROGESIC D-TRANS 50 MICROGRAMS/HR TRANSDERMAL PATCH
Leaflet revision date: 25 April Durogesic DTrans contains a medicine called fentanyl. Do not use this medicine if any of the above apply to you or your child. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Durogesic DTrans. If you get a fever while using Durogesic DTrans, tell your doctor - this may increase the amount of medicine that passes through your skin Durogesic DTrans may cause constipation, talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice on how to prevent or relieve constipation. See section 4 for a full list of possible side effects. When you are wearing the patch do not expose it to direct heat such as heating pads, electric blankets, hot-water bottles, heated water beds or heat or tanning lamps.
DUROGESIC DTRANS 25 MCG/HR TRANSDERMAL PATCH
Where to apply the patch Side effects and Durogesic DTrans If you think that you are going to receive anaesthesia tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Durogesic DTrans. Durogesic DTrans may make you unusually drowsy, and make your breathing more slow or shallow. Very rarely these breathing problems can be life-threatening or even fatal, especially in people who have not used strong opioid painkillers like Durogesic DTrans or morphine before. See section 4 for a full list of possible side effects.