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apo fentanyl matrix by apotex inc

apo fentanyl matrix by apotex inc to a group of medications called opioids. used to treat persistent chronic (long-term) severe pain for those who need constant pain relief and also are currently taking other opioid (narcotic) medications.

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02314630     Apo-Fentanyl Matrix Patch 25 µg/hr
02314649     Apo-Fentanyl Matrix Patch 50 µg/hr
02314657     Apo-Fentanyl Matrix Patch 75 µg/hr
02314665     Apo-Fentanyl Matrix Patch 100 µg/hr

What form(s) does this medication come in?

apo fentanyl matrix Patch is a skin patch that gradually delivers fentanyl through the skin into the bloodstream for 72 hours. The amount of apo fentanyl matrix released per hour from each rectangular transparent patch is directly related to the surface area of the patch. The remaining components of the patch are pharmacologically inactive.

25 µg per hour

Each 10.7 cm² patch contains a total of 2.76 mg of fentanyl. It provides fentanyl at a rate of 25 µg per hour delivered through the skin into the bloodstream. Nonmedicinal ingredients: acrylic-vinylacetate copolymer adhesive, polyethylene terephthalate backing foil, and siliconized polyethylene terephthalate release liner.

50 µg per hour

Each 21.4 cm² patch contains a total of 5.52 mg of fentanyl. It provides fentanyl at a rate of 50 µg per hour delivered through the skin into the bloodstream. Nonmedicinal ingredients: acrylic-vinylacetate copolymer adhesive, polyethylene terephthalate backing foil, and siliconized polyethylene terephthalate release liner.

75 µg per hour

Each 32.1 cm² patch contains a total of 8.28 mg of fentanyl. It provides fentanyl at a rate of 75 µg per hour delivered through the skin into the bloodstream. Nonmedicinal ingredients: acrylic-vinylacetate copolymer adhesive, polyethylene terephthalate backing foil, and siliconized polyethylene terephthalate release liner.

100 µg per hour

Each 42.8 cm² patch contains a total of 11.04 mg of fentanyl. It provides fentanyl at a rate of 100 µg per hour delivered through the skin into the bloodstream. Nonmedicinal ingredients: acrylic-vinylacetate copolymer adhesive, polyethylene terephthalate backing foil, and siliconized polyethylene terephthalate release liner.

How to use this medication

This medication is contained in a patch that is to be applied to your skin. Apply the adhesive side of the patch to a dry area of your chest, your back, your flank or your upper arm. Avoid areas where the skin is oily, broken or irritated. To clean the skin, use only water, not alcohol or soap. If the area is hairy, clip hair with scissors. Do not shave it; it would irritate the area.

Avoid

Avoid touching the sticky side when handling the patch. Apply the patch on the skin and press firmly. Patches are waterproof; you may swim or take a shower. If the patch does not stick well on your skin, you can tape only the edges down with first aid tape. In the event that the patch falls off, put a new one on at a different skin site.

use

When you change patches, remove the patch you have been wearing, then fold the used one in half so the sticky side sticks to itself. Thereafter, patches should be packaged and returned to a pharmacy for proper disposal.

Wash your hands with water after applying or removing the patch.

The patch may cause itching or a rash where it has been applied. If such a reaction persists, consult your pharmacist.

 

Heat may increase drug absorption. Avoid heat sources such as heating pads, electric blankets, saunas, heated waterbeds, hot baths or sun bathe. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you get a fever.

 

This medication is typically used once every 3 days. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Apply it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effect.

 

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. It is not advisable to stop using this product suddenly, particularly if you have been on it for several weeks. If you are considering stopping the medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist first.

Avoid consuming alcohol or alcohol-containing products while taking this medication.

Additional information

Quantity

100 Patches 25 µg/hr, 100 Patches 50 µg/hr, 50 Patches 100 µg/hr, 50 Patches 75 µg/hr

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