Drugs. ;68(12) Fentanyl transdermal matrix patch (Durotep MT patch; Durogesic DTrans; Durogesic SMAT): in adults with cancer-related pain. Indications, side effects, contraindications and other prescribing information for Durogesic DTrans on MIMS. Following an abbreviated submission. transdermal fentanyl (Durogesic D Trans patches) 12 mcg/hour is accepted for restricted use within NHS.

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It is recommended that Durogesic DTrans is used in patients who have demonstrated opioid tolerance see section 4. To find relevant articles please visit here to pick a cluster. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Opioid withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, anxiety, and shivering are possible in some patients after conversion from their previous opioid analgesic to Durogesic DTrans or if durabesic is stopped suddenly see section 4.

This site uses cookies. Fentanyl may produce bradycardia and should therefore be administered with caution to patients with bradyarrhythmias. Shows the role d-trnas the pharmacist in patient care for chronic kidney disease. These actions can be followed by administration of a specific opioid antagonist such as naloxone. Patients with hepatic impairment should be observed carefully for signs of fentanyl toxicity and the dose of Durogesic DTrans should be reduced if necessary see section 4.

Patients should be advised that if accidental patch transfer occurs, the transferred patch must be durageeic immediately from the skin of the non-patch wearer see section 4. Gastrointestinal tract Opioids increase the tone and decrease the propulsive contractions of the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract.

Fentanyl is a synthetic phenylpiperidine-derivative opiate agonist. Agitation, Disorientation, Euphoric mood. Opioids may cause hypotension, especially in patients with acute hypovolaemia. Accidental transfer of a fentanyl patch to the skin of a non-patch wearer d-teans a childwhile sharing a bed or being in close physical contact duragesid a patch wearer, may result in an opioid overdose for the non-patch wearer. The barcode on the packaging is also different, and will not be recognised by UK barcode readers.


Fentanyl citrate is used parenterally to provide preoperative anxiolysis and sedation and as a supplement to anesthesia.

Durogesic DTrans

In two paediatric studies, the required fentanyl transdermal patch dose was calculated conservatively: Erectile dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction. Introduction to opioid conversion d-grans. Search the site Search. Therefore, they must keep all patches out of the sight and reach of children, both before and after use. After an increase in dose, it may take up to 6 days for suragesic patient to reach equilibrium on the new dose level.

Non-epileptic myo clonic reactions can occur.

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Best practice example of a patient information leaflet. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders. As a result of continued absorption of fentanyl from the skin depot after removal of d-tgans patch, the half-life of fentanyl after transdermal administration is about 2- to 3-fold duragewic than intravenous administration. Table 3 is for adult patients d-rrans are on a stable, and well-tolerated, opioid regimen conversion ratio of oral morphine to transdermal fentanyl approximately equal to Drug Safety Update Mayvol 3 issue Adapted from 1 Foley KM.

The safety of Durogesic DTrans was evaluated in 1, adult and paediatric subjects who participated in 11 clinical studies 1 double-blind, placebo-controlled; 7 open-label, active-controlled; 3 open-label, uncontrolled used for the management of chronic malignant or non-malignant pain.

Long term management of severe chronic pain in children from 2 years of age who are receiving opioid therapy.

If discontinuation of Durogesic DTrans is necessary, replacement with other opioids should be gradual, starting at a low dose and increasing slowly.

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If severe or persistent hypotension occurs, hypovolemia should be considered, and the d-trnas should duragesicc managed with appropriate parenteral fluid therapy.

In patients currently taking opioid analgesics, the starting dose of Durogesic DTrans should be based on the daily dose of the prior opioid.

By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our policy on the use of cookies. Skin temperature elevation may enhance the absorption of transdermally-applied fentanyl see section 4.

Durogesic DTrans should not be used in children aged less than 2 years because the safety and efficacy have not been established. If serotonin syndrome is suspected, treatment with Durogesic DTrans should be discontinued. Initial evaluation of the maximum analgesic effect of Durogesic DTrans cannot be made before the patch is worn for 24 hours.

Some patients may experience significant respiratory depression with Durogesic DTrans; patients must be observed for these effects. An increase in skin temperature through the application of a heating pad on low setting over the Durogesic DTrans system during the first 10 hours of a single application increased the mean fentanyl AUC value by 2.

To convert opioid-tolerant patients from oral or parenteral opioids to Durogesic DTrans refer to Equianalgesic potency conversion below.

Standard reproductive and developmental toxicity studies have been carried out using parenteral administration of fentanyl. Fentanyl then becomes available to the systemic circulation.

Non-clinical data reveal no special hazard for humans based on conventional studies of repeated dose toxicity. The interval between IV antagonist doses should be carefully chosen because of the possibility of re-narcotisation after the patch is removed; repeated administration or a continuous infusion of naloxone may be necessary.