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...
On Monday, Novartis, a pharmaceutical giant, received U.S. approval for the Exelon Patch, which delivers a treatment for Alzheimer's disease through a skin patch, instead of through pill or capsule form. A press release stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had also approved the patch for treating mild to moderate Parkinson's disease dementia. Patches for the delivery of medication aren't new, but more and more drug manufacturers seem to be studying this method of delivering drugs to the system, and that makes sense. When treating people with memory disorders, or those who may have trouble swallowing and/or understanding why you are trying to get them to swallow a pill, something as simple as placing a patch on the skin has obvious advantages. My mom had an early hysterectomy and was on hormones for nearly half a century. She took pills for years. As she got older, and was experiencing some memory problems, she would often forget if s...
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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