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...
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 - 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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