Fentanyl is a narcotic used to treat severe, chronic pain. When other medications haven’t worked, doctors may prescribe the Duragesic patch, which provides 72 hours of continuous delivery of this powerful pain reliever.
The side effects of Duragesic therapy can include:
- Abdominal pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Diarrhea or indigestion
- Dry mouth
- Impaired breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of breath
Duragesic overdose is possible if a user takes too much fentanyl or combines it with another narcotic. Signs of Duragesic overdose include:
- Depressed breathing
- Cold, clammy skin
- Low blood pressure
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