Two weeks ago we told you that the 25mcg/hr fentanyl transdermal system patches (also known as Duragesic patches) were being recalled due to a possible cut along one side of the drug reservoir. Now the manufacturer Actavis is recalling the remaining fentanyl patches sold in the U.S. as a precautionary measure because they lack assurance that all patches are free from defects. All of the recalled patches were manufactured by Corium International Inc., a contract manufacturer for Actavis, and sold nationwide in the United States. Please note: Actavis South Atlantic LLC was formerly known as Abrika Pharmaceuticals Inc. The pouches containing the patches may be labeled with an Abrika Pharmaceuticals label, but the outer carton bears the Actavis logo with the following product names: Actavis Fentanyl Transdermal System, 25 mcg/hr. NDC 67767-120-18. Actavis Fentanyl Transdermal System, 50 mcg/hr. NDC 67767-121-18. Actavis Fentanyl Transdermal System, 75 mcg/hr. NDC 67767-122-18. Act...
Many people are afraid of what is going to happen to them if they suddenly stop taking pain medications that contain hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, fentanyl, methadone, and buprenorphine. Feeling sick and off balance when one suddenly stops using or doing something is not exclusive to the opioid medications, but opioid withdrawals are the most common form of withdrawal symptoms facing Americans today. Let’s answer some questions that might be on your mind.
What are withdrawals?
Withdrawal symptoms are what your body feels when something that is used or done is suddenly stopped. Your mind starts screaming, “Hey, what just happened here?! I was kind of used to that and I want it back!” This physical feeling can occur if you suddenly stop drinking coffee, stop exercising or stop taking pills. If you suddenly stop something, you might feel some withdrawal symptoms.
Will I feel withdrawals if I stop taking my pills?
If you are taking y...
Generic Name: FENTANYL - SUBLINGUAL Pronounced: (FEN-ta-nil) Fentanyl Citrate SL Uses
This medication is used to help relieve sudden
(breakthrough) pain in people who are already taking narcotic medication
around-the-clock for cancer pain. Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs known as
narcotic (opiate) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body
feels and responds to pain.
This medication should not be used to relieve mild or
short-term pain (such as due to headache/migraine, dental procedures,
How To Use Fentanyl Citrate SL
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using fentanyl and each time you get a refill. Learn all usage
and disposal instructions. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or
Use fentanyl sublingual tablets as directed by your
doctor. If your mouth is dry, take a sip of water to moisten it before using
this medication. Spit out or swall...
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