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...
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...
Alternative Names Withdrawal from nicotine; Smoking - nicotine addiction and withdrawal; Smokeless tobacco - nicotine addiction; Cigar smoking; Pipe smoking; Smokeless snuff; Tobacco use; Chewing tobacco Treatment There are several strategies for treating nicotine withdrawal. Nicotine supplements can help. All of them work well, if used properly. See: Nicotine replacement therapy Nicotine supplements come in several forms: Gum Inhalers Nasal spray Skin patch Nonhabit forming prescription medications may help you quit smoking and keep you from starting again. See: Smoking cessation medications Such medicines include: Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban) Varenicline (Chantix) Other medications, including clonidine, antidepressants such as nortriptyline or fluoxetine (Prozac), and buspirone (Buspar) have shown some benefits, but are not FDA-approved for smoking cessation Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. If you join a smoking cessation program, you have a m...
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