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Topic: Fentanyl patches /FDA

Safe Disposal of Fentanyl Transdermal System "Patches"
The fentanyl transdermal system “patch” (Duragesic® and its generics) always must be stored, used and disposed of carefully. Fentanyl is a strong medicine used to relieve severe pain. The patch should be handled only by the patient and the patient’s caregivers--before use, during use and after use. A new patch contains a 3-day supply of fentanyl. A patch worn by the patient for 3 days still contains enough fentanyl to cause harm or death in a child or pet.


http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm300747.htm

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER