Fentanyl Patch


Important to know about fentanyl patch
fentanyl patch is a strong pain reliever.
In severe pain, such as pain after operations, injuries, cancer and after a heart attack (heart attack).
The patches start to work within 1 day. They work for 2 to 3 days. Oral tablets, nasal sprays and lozenges (“lollipop”) work within 10 to 30 minutes. They work for 1 to 4 hours. Do not mix these fast-acting forms. It makes operation unpredictable.
Use the patches for as long as you need them and on a regular schedule. Use the fast-acting forms if you have pain that flares up suddenly (breakthrough pain). Do you have breakthrough pain more than 4 times a day? Then notify your doctor.
You may experience constipation, in some cases severe. Prevent this by using a laxative every day. You may also suffer from other complaints of the stomach or intestines.
Fentanyl can also make you drowsy and dizzy. As a result, you are not allowed to drive for the first 2 weeks. After that, only drive if you no longer suffer from these side effects.
Watch out with alcohol. This can make you even more distressed.
Are you pregnant? Please discuss this with your doctor before taking this medicine. It is not certain whether this drug is safe for pregnant women.
Are you breastfeeding? This drug may pass into breast milk in very small amounts. Therefore, breastfeed only briefly. For example a few days.
Have you been taking fentanyl for a long time and want to stop? Then don’t stop at once. You may experience withdrawal symptoms. For example, restlessness, vomiting, sweating and insomnia. If you want to stop taking fentanyl, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.