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Fentanyl Patch

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Opioid Adult

Fentanyl Patch - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Fentanyl Patch cause?

  • Nausea and vomiting can sometimes occur
  • Drowsiness and impaired judgment and/or coordination
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if affected
  • Constipation and dryness of mouth may occur

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Allergic reactions such as skin rashes, facial swelling
  • Skin underneath patch becomes red and irritated
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow or rapid heartbeat
  • Increased severity of side effects
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Inadequate pain relief
  • Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s permission and supervision.

Before taking Fentanyl Patch, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Fentanyl Patch?

  • Updated on Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Article contributed by National Cancer Centre Singapore

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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