Dosing Information With Fentanyl PatchesThe fentanyl patch dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type and severity of your pain
- The type and dose of other pain medications you have been taking
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Fentanyl Patch Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsThis medication may potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Fentanyl Patch).
What If I Overdose on This Medicine?An overdose of this medication can be quite dangerous and can even lead to death. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on fentanyl patches.
(Click Duragesic Overdose for more information.)
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you forget to change your fentanyl patch, change it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose.