Are Duragesic patches still available?

Are Duragesic patches still available?

Janssen has discontinued all brand-name Duragesic® opioid analgesic (fentanyl transdermal system) patches. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that the brand-name opioid analgesic, Duragesic (fentanyl transdermal system), manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is being discontinued.

What is the generic for Duragesic patch?

Feb. 2, 2005 — The FDA has approved the first generic version of the Duragesic Patch to treat people with severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative pain killers. The generic version will be sold under the name Fentanyl Transdermal System.

Is Duragesic patch an opioid?

Patients should be advised that DURAGESIC® patches contain fentanyl, an opioid pain medicine similar to morphine, hydromorphone, methadone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone.

Who manufactures Duragesic patch?

The fentanyl pain patch was first sold under the brand name Duragesic, which is manufactured by Alza Corporation and sold by Janssen Pharmaceuticals —two subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson. Alza Corporation also makes a generic version of the patch which is sold by Sandoz, Inc.

What schedule is Duragesic?

Schedule II/IIN Controlled Substances (2/2N) Examples of Schedule II narcotics include: hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), methadone (Dolophine®), meperidine (Demerol®), oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), and fentanyl (Sublimaze®, Duragesic®). Other Schedule II narcotics include: morphine, opium, codeine, and hydrocodone.

Does Duragesic make you sleepy?

DURAGESIC® can make you sleepy, dizzy, or lightheaded. Drink alcohol or use prescription or over-the-counter medicines that contain alcohol. Using products containing alcohol during treatment with DURAGESIC® may cause you to overdose and die.

Is Butrans the same as Belbuca?

Buprenorphine (Butrans®, Belbuca™) is a partial opioid agonist. Butrans and Belbuca are indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around- the-clock, long-term opioid treatment for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.

What is Duragesic Forte used for?

This medication is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics.

Is Duragesic a controlled substance?

Duragesic patches provide a time-released deliver of fentanyl, a full opioid agonist and schedule II controlled substance. It has an abuse potential similar to other opioid analgesics, whether used legally or illicitly (1).

Is Duragesic a painkiller?

Duragesic patches are a strong prescription pain medicine. The patches are used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain in opioid-tolerant patients, severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment.