DRUG UPDATE FENTANYL; GoodHealth
Everything you need to know about the most common and controversial drugs.
Q WHAT is Duragesic Dtrans
A A PAIN patch used to control
Q HOW does it work?
A IT RELIEVES longer term pain
and is used for conditions
from cancer to back pain.The
active ingredient, fentanyl, binds
to opioid receptors in the brain
and central nervous system,
altering the body's perception of
and response to pain.
Q HOW is it available?
A ONLY on prescription.The
patch is placed on the skin,
and the drug is absorbed slowly.
Q WHAT'S the controversy?
A AN AMERICAN Food And
Drug Administration alert
over serious side effects: 'The
FDA is looking into reports of
death and other serious side
effects from overdoses of the
fentanyl in patients using the
transdermal skin patches for pain …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: DRUG UPDATE FENTANYL; GoodHealth. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: December 6, 2005. Page number: 46. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.