Duragesic Patch Warning

Lots of folks use Duragesic Patchs for pain control. Now, the FDA is warning that the patch presents a risk of death. Duragesic is the brand name of the generic product known as fentanyl.

The directions for using the fentanyl skin patch must be followed exactly to prevent death or other serious side effects from overdosing with fentanyl, according to the FDA.

These are the signs of an overdose: “trouble breathing or shallow breathing; tiredness, extreme sleepiness, or sedation; inability to think, talk, or walk normally; and feeling faint, dizzy, or confused. If these signs occur, patients or their caregivers should get medical attention right away.”

Read more here. If you want even more detailed information, go to the FDA site on point by clicking here.