Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced Tuesday that one lot of 100 mcg/hr Fentanyl Transdermal System patches sold in the U.S. is being voluntarily recalled from wholesalers and pharmacies. The recalled patches are from Lot Number 145287A, have expiration dates of February 2011 and were manufactured by Watson Laboratories, Inc. and distributed by Watson Pharma, Inc. The affected lot of Fentanyl Transdermal System patches was shipped to customers between April 2, 2009 and May 20, 2009. No other strengths or lots were affected and the Company does not anticipate any product shortages as a result of this recall. The Company has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the recall. A small number of patches leaking fentanyl gel have been detected in this lot, potentially exposing patients or caregivers directly to fentanyl gel. Fentanyl patches that are leaking should not be used. No serious injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled lot. However, exposure to...
Generic Name: FENTANYL - TRANSDERMAL Pronounced: (FEN-tuh-nill) Fentanyl TD Uses
This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe
ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). 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.
How To Use Fentanyl TD
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this
medication and each time you get a refill. Learn how to properly use, store,
and discard the patches. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or
Before you start using this medication, ask your doctor or
pharmacist if you should stop or change the dose of your other narcotic
medication(s). It may take up to 24 hours before you have pain relief from
fentanyl patches. For added pain relief, your doctor may direct you to also
Generic Name: FENTANYL TABLET - BUCCAL Pronounced: (FEN-tuh-nill) Fentanyl Citrate Bucl Uses
This medication is used to help relieve sudden
(breakthrough) cancer pain in people who are regularly taking moderate to large
amounts of narcotic pain medication. 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 Bucl
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 buccal films as directed by your doctor.
Before using, rinse your mouth with water or use your tongue to wet the inside
of your che...
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