What Is Fentanyl Patch Used For?

Is It Safe for Children to Use a Fentanyl Patch?

The fentanyl patch is approved for use in children as young as two years of age. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using this medication in children.

Are Fentanyl Patches Safe for Older Adults?

Yes -- older adults can use fentanyl patches. However, they may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, including respiratory depression (decreased breathing). Therefore, this skin patch should be used with caution in older adults. A healthcare provider may recommend a lower dosage and additional monitoring when prescribing this drug to an older person.

Are There Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend fentanyl patches for something other than chronic pain. This is known as an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for fentanyl patches.
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