If you have questions about the safety of fentanyl patches, or how to use them correctly, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. The fentanyl patch is a very strong pain medication that can be extremely dangerous if not used correctly. However, when used correctly, this medication can provide pain relief for people suffering from persistent, chronic pain that requires around-the-clock treatment.
United States Food and Drug Administration. Fentanyl Transdermal Patch: Important Information for the Safe Use of Fentanyl Transdermal System (Patch). Available at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/DrugSafetyInformationforHeathcareProfessionals/PublicHealthAdvisories/ucm048721.htm. Accessed January 6, 2010.
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