What are the possible side effects of a fentanyl transdermal skin patch?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Remove the skin patch and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- slow heart rate, weak or shallow breathing, sighing;
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- severe weakness, feeling like you might pass out;
- cold, clammy skin; or
- pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding.
Less serious side effects may...
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What are the precautions when taking fentanyl transdermal (Duragesic)?
Before using fentanyl, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to adhesives; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor, seizures), breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as confusion, depression), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation, diarrhea due to infection, paralytic ileus),...
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