How does it work?

How do I take it?

What about side effects?

What about addiction?

Disposal precautions

How do I take it?

The most common way that fentanyl is administered is transdermally (through the skin) by adhesive patches in set doses. Many people find this to be a convenient and comfortable method of giving long term, steady relief of constant pain. The patches come in four different strengths - you can use more than one patch at the same time to deliver the right dose for you.

A special adhesive on the patch is used to help keep it reliably in place. The patches must adhere well in order to work well. It is important to apply them when the skin is dry, in an area without hair. If necessary, they can be reinforced with tape. The patches do not need to be applied directly over the area of the pain.

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