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Transdermal fentanyl matrix patches Matrifen and Durogesic DTrans are bioequivalent. Kress HG(1), Boss H, Delvin T, Lahu G, Lophaven S. The pharmacokinetic profiles of the two commercially available transdermal fentanyl patches Matrifen® ( μg/h) and Durogesic® DTrans® ( μg/h), used to. Some recent orders of Durogesic DTrans (fentanyl; Janssen-Cilag) 25µg/hour transdermal patches, batch number 8FCSC00, may have been incorrectly filled.

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Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. Do not use Durogesic Dtrahs if you are breastfeeding. Treatment For management of respiratory depression, immediate countermeasures include removing the Durogesic DTrans patch and physically or verbally stimulating the patient. Latest Drug Information Updates.


Marketing authorisation holder 8. Used patches should be folded so that the adhesive side of the patch adheres to itself and then they should be safely discarded. If paralytic ileus is present or suspected, treatment with Durogesic DTrans should be xtrans.

This dyrans of medicine is in the list of drugs included in regulations under 5a of the Road Traffic Act Fentanyl is a high clearance active substance and is rapidly and extensively metabolised primarily by CYP3A4 in the liver.

Therefore, during the first 12 hours after switching to Durogesic DTrans, the patient should be given the previous regular dose of analgesics. Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: Skin does not appear to metabolise fentanyl delivered transdermally.

Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Abdominal pain upper, Dyspepsia. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Opioids may cause hypotension, especially in patients with acute hypovolaemia. However, as the influence of renal impairment on the pharmacokinetics of fentanyl has not been evaluated, caution is advised see sections 4. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. In two paediatric studies, the required fentanyl transdermal patch dose was calculated conservatively: Standard reproductive and developmental toxicity studies have been carried out using parenteral administration of fentanyl.


Search the site Search. Operations If you think that you are going to receive anaesthesia tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Durogesic DTrans. Recommended starting dosage of Durogesic DTrans based upon daily oral morphine dose for patients who have a need for opioid rotation or for clinically less stable patients: Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency recommends that the UK djrogesic information leaflet be downloaded from the electronic medicines compendium website and enclosed with dispensed packs.

Opioids increase the tone and decrease the propulsive contractions of the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract. Absorption Durogesic DTrans provides continuous systemic delivery of fentanyl during the hour application period. The barcode dtrams the packaging is also different, and will not be recognised by UK barcode readers. The resultant prolongation in gastrointestinal transit time may be responsible for the constipating effect of fentanyl.

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Patches should be inspected prior to use. Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders.

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The safety profile in children and adolescents treated with Durogesic DTrans was similar to that observed in adults. Durogesic DTrans contains a medicine called fentanyl. Grey What Durogesic DTrans looks like and contents of the pack Durogesic DTrans is a translucent rectangular patch with rounded corners, marked dkrogesic the product name, strength and a border in coloured ink. There are no adequate data from the use of Durogesic DTrans in pregnant women.

Patients at increased risk of opioid abuse may still be appropriately treated with modified-release opioid formulations; however, these patients will require monitoring for signs of misuse, abuse, or addiction. Follow the advice above and keep the person who was wearing the patch moving and talking as much as possible.

Application site dermatitis, Application site eczema. To convert paediatric patients from oral or parenteral opioids to Durogesic DTrans, refer to Equianalgesic potency conversion Table 1 and Recommended Durogesic DTrans dosage based upon daily oral morphine dose Table 4. This site uses cookies. Caution is advised when Durogesic DTrans is co-administered with medicinal products that affect the serotonergic neurotransmitter systems.


The lowest effective dose should be used. The displayed frequency categories use the following convention: Chronic pulmonary disease Durogesic DTrans may have more severe adverse effects in patients with chronic obstructive or other pulmonary disease.

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The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. Equianalgesic potency conversion In patients currently taking opioid analgesics, the starting dose of Durogesic DTrans should be based on the daily dose of the prior opioid.

If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Durogesic DTrans. Fentanyl concentrations were measured in more than children dugogesic 2 to 17 years who were applied fentanyl patches in the dose range of General disorders and administration site conditions. To durogeskc the Durogesic DTrans dosage corresponding to the calculated hour, equianalgesic morphine dosage, use dosage-conversion Table 2 or 3 as follows: It also crosses the placenta and is excreted in breast milk.

Because fentanyl is metabolised to inactive metabolites in the liver, hepatic impairment might delay its elimination.

Therefore, the product information of the CYP3A4 inhibitor must be consulted for the active substance’s half-life and duration of the inhibitory effect before applying the first Durogesic DTrans patch. Table 2 is for adult patients who have a need for opioid rotation or who are less clinically stable conversion ratio of oral morphine to transdermal fentanyl approximately equal to Fentanyl crosses the blood-brain barrier easily.