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Durogesic 50 mcg Patches 3's

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches 3's

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Composition

FENTANYL-50MCG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Durogesic 50 mcg Patches

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches belongs to a class of drugs known as 'opioid analgesics,' primarily used to relieve pain. It is used to treat severe pain. Pain can be temporary (acute) or long-lasting (chronic) in nature. Acute pain is caused by damage to the tissues of the muscle, bone, or other organs for a short time. Chronic pain lasts for a long duration and is caused due to pathologies like nerve damage and osteoarthritis.

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches contains Fentanyl, which is primarily used to treat pain. It works by blocking a chemical messenger in the brain responsible for causing pain. Hence, changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is an external preparation. It is mostly given by your doctor in the hospital setting. Durogesic 50 mcg Patches may cause certain side effects such as dizziness, sleepiness, increased or decreased blood pressure, application site reactions, and irregular heartbeat in some cases. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently. 

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches should be avoided if you are allergic to it or any ingredients of it or opioids. Inform your doctor before using Durogesic 50 mcg Patches if you have respiratory disorders, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Durogesic 50 mcg Patches as it could lead to increased dizziness. Do not use Durogesic 50 mcg Patches for a prolonged time as it may lead to mental or physical dependence on Durogesic 50 mcg Patches. This medicine is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, as this combination may cause serious interaction. Blood pressure and cardiovascular (heart) status should be monitored closely during the treatment with Durogesic 50 mcg Patches, especially in people affected with high blood pressure and a history of heart failure. Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is not recommended for mild pain or pain that lasts for a very short time.

Uses of Durogesic 50 mcg Patches

Treatment of Pain

Medicinal Benefits

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches belongs to a class of drugs known as 'opioid analgesics,' containing Fentanyl, primarily used to relieve pain. It is used to treat severe pain. It is also used as an anaesthetic agent for short operations and relieves pain in conditions like dental surgery or tonsil surgery. It works by blocking a chemical messenger in the brain responsible for causing pain. Hence, changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

Directions for Use

Transdermal patch: It will be applied by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Durogesic 50 mcg Patches

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle stiffness (which may involve your chest muscles)
  • Agitation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Problems with vision
  • Pain in your veins
  • Difficulty with body movements
  • Skin rash
  • Confusion after the operation

Drug Warnings

Do not use Durogesic 50 mcg Patches if you are allergic to opioids or any ingredients of Durogesic 50 mcg Patches. Inform your doctor if you have respiratory disorders, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Do not use Durogesic 50 mcg Patches for a prolonged time, Durogesic 50 mcg Patches contains fentanyl that may lead to mental or physical dependence on Durogesic 50 mcg Patches. Do not take Durogesic 50 mcg Patches if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it may cause adverse effects on the baby. Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, as a dangerous drug interaction could occur. Durogesic 50 mcg Patches should be taken with extreme caution in patients who have a history of alcoholism or drug abuse. Avoid consuming alcohol while on this medication, as it can lead to excessive sleepiness. Blood pressure and cardiovascular (heart) status should be monitored closely during the treatment with Durogesic 50 mcg Patches, especially in people affected with high blood pressure and a history of heart failure.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is known to interact with antihistamines (cetirizine, phenylephrine), anti-HIV medicines (ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir), anti-anxiety medicines (droperidol), anti-fungal medicines (fluconazole, voriconazole), anti-depressants (citalopram, duloxetine, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine), MAO Inhibitors (Isocarboxazid, Selegiline).

Drug-Food Interactions: Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is known to interact with alcohol and grapefruit juice.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is known to interact in patients who have or had an underactive thyroid gland, lung disease, myasthenia gravis (a muscle disorder), liver or kidney disease, alcoholism, severe undiagnosed headaches, or recently suffered a head injury, low blood volume, pain in the right upper side of your abdomen (bile duct).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • CETIRIZINE
  • PHENYLEPHRINE
  • RITONAVIR
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • VORICONAZOLE
  • CITALOPRAM
  • PAROXETINE
  • ESCITALOPRAM

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Do not go for heavy exercise as it may increase your joint pain in arthritis. Instead, you can do stretching and low-impact aerobic exercises like walking on a treadmill, bike riding, and swimming. You can also strengthen your muscles by lifting light weights.
  • In the chronic condition of arthritis or joint pain, including fish like salmon, trout, tuna, and sardines. These fishes are enriched with omega-3 fatty acids that have a minimum level of chemicals called cytokines, which ramp up inflammation.
  • Your sitting posture is important, especially when you have pain and inflammation. Try to sit as little as possible, and only for a short duration of time. Long-term immobility is harmful in conditions like arthritis.  Use back support like a rolled-up towel to minimise pain at the back of your spine curve. Keep your knees and hips at a right angle. Besides this, you can also use a footrest if required.
  • Include a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. This is a healthier option than eating many simple carbohydrates in processed foods.

Special Advise

  • Regular monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate is required while taking Durogesic 50 mcg Patches.
  • Durogesic 50 mcg Patches causes drowsiness. Avoid doing activities that require complete focus and attention.
  • An abrupt stoppage of Durogesic 50 mcg Patches can lead to significant withdrawal symptoms. Always discuss with your doctor about decreasing the dosage before completely stopping its usage.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while on this medication, as it can lead to dangerous side effects.
  • Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is unsafe for usage if you're pregnant or are planning to get pregnant. Discuss with your doctor in such situations about changing/replacing the medicine with safer alternatives.
  • To avoid getting addicted to this drug, use it only in prescribed quantities and as directed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate.
  • Durogesic 50 mcg Patches should not be administered during labour as it may affect the baby’s breathing.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Pain: It can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) in nature. Acute pain is, for a short time, caused by damage to the tissues of the muscle, bone, or organs. Chronic pain lasts for a longer duration and is caused due to pathologies like nerve damage, osteoarthritis, and dental pain due to damage to the tooth nerve, infection, decay, extraction, or injury. Many women have painful periods known as dysmenorrhea, most often menstrual cramps. On the other hand, Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that results in chronic pain in joints (especially knee) and stiffness, making daily tasks difficult.

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Alcohol

Caution

Consumption of alcohol while using Durogesic 50 mcg Patches may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Besides this, it can also damage your liver if used for a longer duration. So, avoid or limit intake of alcoholic beverages while on treatment with Durogesic 50 mcg Patches.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Regular usage of Durogesic 50 mcg Patches during pregnancy increases the likelihood that your foetus may have potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. If your infant exhibits symptoms like hyperactivity, disturbed sleep, high-pitched crying, excessive shaking of a body part, vomiting, diarrhoea, or failure to gain weight, contact your doctor immediately.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It may be unsafe to use during breastfeeding as it may cause sleepiness and decreased heart rate in the breastfeeding child. Hence, if you are a breastfeeding mother, inform your doctor before taking Durogesic 50 mcg Patches.

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Driving

Caution

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is known to cause dizziness, sleepiness, and drowsiness. So, do not drive or operate any machinery until you are alert.

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Liver

Caution

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches to be used with caution in case of liver condition. If you have pre-existing or a history of liver disease, inform your doctor before receiving this medicine.

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Kidney

Caution

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches to be used with caution in case of kidney condition. If you have pre-existing or a history of kidney disease, inform your doctor before receiving this medicine.

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Children

Unsafe

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is not recommended to be used in children below the age of 18 years.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Corporate Communications, Johnson & Johnson Private Limited., 501 Arena Space, Behind Majas Bus Depot, Off Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai 400 060
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FAQs

Durogesic 50 mcg Patches contains Fentanyl which works by blocking a chemical messenger in the brain responsible for causing pain. Hence, changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
Yes, Durogesic 50 mcg Patches occasionally could cause you to breathe more slowly than normal or might make you feel out of breath. If you do, please call your doctor right away. Additionally, before using Durogesic 50 mcg Patches, patients with any respiratory issues should let their doctor know.
Durogesic 50 mcg Patches is a habit-forming drug. It is not likely to be addictive if you take it for 2-4 weeks. However, if the doctor has prescribed you for more than 2-4 weeks, your doctor may reduce your dose before completely stopping it.
Elderly patients (aged more than 65 years) are more likely to have confusion and sleepiness or age-related health issues, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving Durogesic 50 mcg Patches. So, it is better to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

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