FENTANYL- fentanyl patch 
Par Pharmaceutical Inc.

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MEDICATION GUIDE

Fentanyl Transdermal System, CII

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Fentanyl Transdermal System, CII

Rx only

Fentanyl Transdermal System is:

A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock, long term treatment with an opioid in people who are already regularly using opioid pain medicine, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines or immediate –release opioid medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
A long-acting (extended-release) opioid pain medication that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse and misuse that can lead to death
Not for use to treat pain that is not around-the-clock.
 
Important information about Fentanyl Transdermal System:
 
Get emergency help right away if you use too much Fentanyl Transdermal System (overdose). When you first start taking fentanyl transdermal system, when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious or life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may occur.
 
Never give anyone else your fentanyl transdermal system. They could die from using it. Store fentanyl transdermal system away from children and in a safe place to prevent stealing or abuse. Selling or giving away fentanyl transdermal system is against the law.
 
If the patch accidentally sticks to a family member while in close contact, take the patch off, wash the area with water, and get emergency help right away because an accidental exposure to fentanyl transdermal system can lead to death or other serious medical problems.
 
Proper disposal of fentanyl transdermal system after use and for unused patches when no longer needed: Fold the sticky sides of the patch together and flush down the toilet. Do not put patches in a trash can.
Get emergency help right away if you use too much Fentanyl Transdermal System (overdose). When you first start taking fentanyl transdermal system, when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious or life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may occur.
Never give anyone else your fentanyl transdermal system. They could die from using it. Store fentanyl transdermal system away from children and in a safe place to prevent stealing or abuse. Selling or giving away fentanyl transdermal system is against the law.
If the patch accidentally sticks to a family member while in close contact, take the patch off, wash the area with water, and get emergency help right away because an accidental exposure to fentanyl transdermal system can lead to death or other serious medical problems.
Proper disposal of fentanyl transdermal system after use and for unused patches when no longer needed: Fold the sticky sides of the patch together and flush down the toilet. Do not put patches in a trash can.

Do not use Fentanyl Transdermal System if you have:

severe asthma, trouble breathing, or other lung problems.
a bowel blockage or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines. Before applying Fentanyl Transdermal System, tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of:
head injury, seizures ● liver, kidney, thyroid problems
problems urinating ● pancreas or gallbladder problems
abuse of street or prescription drugs, alcohol addiction, or mental health problems.
 
Tell your healthcare provider if you:
have a fever
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Prolonged use of fentanyl transdermal system during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby that could be life-threatening if not recognized and treated.
are breastfeeding. Fentanyl passes into breast milk and may harm your baby.
are taking prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Taking fentanyl transdermal system with certain other medications can cause serious side effects that could lead to death.

When using Fentanyl Transdermal System:

Do not change your dose. Apply fentanyl transdermal system patch exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
See the detailed Instructions for Use for information about how to apply and dispose of the fentanyl transdermal system patch.
Do not apply more than 1 patch at the same time unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
You should wear the fentanyl transdermal system continuously for 3 days, unless advised by your healthcare provider.
Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are using does not control your pain.
Do not stop using fentanyl transdermal system without talking to your healthcare provider.

While using Fentanyl Transdermal System Do Not:

Take hot baths or sunbathe, use hot tubs, saunas, heating pads, electric blankets, heated waterbeds, or tanning lamps, or engage in exercise that increases your body temperature. These can cause an overdose that can lead to death.
Drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how fentanyl transdermal system affects you. Fentanyl transdermal system 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 fentanyl transdermal system may cause you to overdose and die.

The possible side effects of Fentanyl Transdermal System are:

constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, itching, redness, or rash where the patch is applied. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms and they are severe.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, extreme drowsiness, or you are feeling faint.

These are not all the possible side effects of fentanyl transdermal system. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information go to dailymed.nlm.nih.gov.  For questions concerning this product, please call Par Pharmaceutical Companies In. 1-800-828-9393.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manufactured for

Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc.

Spring Valley, NY 10977

Revised 07/2014

Fentanyl Transdermal System CII

Instructions for Applying a Fentanyl Transdermal System

Be sure that you read, understand, and follow these Instructions for Use before you use fentanyl transdermalsystem. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Parts of the fentanyl transdermal system.

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Before Applying Fentanyl Transdermal System

Each fentanyl transdermal system is sealed in its own protective pouch.  Do not remove a fentanyl transdermal system from the pouch until you are ready to use it.
Do not use a fentanyl transdermal system if the pouch seal is broken or the patch is cut, damaged or changed in any way.
Fentanyl transdermal system is available in 4 different doses and patch sizes.  Make sure you have the right dose patch or patches that have been prescribed for you.

Applying a Fentanyl Transdermal System

1. Skin Areas Where the Fentanyl Transdermal System May Be Applied:

For adults:

Put the patch on the chest, back, flank (sides of the waist), or upper arm in a place where there is no hair (see Figures 1-4).

For children (and adults with mental impairment)

Put the patch on the upper back (see Figure 2).  This will lower the chances that the child will remove the patch and put it in their mouth.
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For adults and children

Do not put a fentanyl transdermal system on skin that is very oily, burned, broken out, cut, irritated, or damaged in any way.
Avoid sensitive areas or those that move around a lot.  If there is hair, do not shave (shaving irritates the skin).  Instead, clip hair as close to the skin as possible (see Figure 5).
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions about skin application sites.

2. Prepare to Apply a Fentanyl Transdermal System:

Choose the time of day that is best for you to apply fentanyl transdermal system.  Change it at about the same time of day (3 days or 72 hours after you apply the patch) or as directed by your doctor.
Do not wear more than one fentanyl transdermal system at a time unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so.  Before putting on a new fentanyl transdermal system, remove the patch you have been wearing.
Clean the skin area with clear water only.  Pat skin completely dry.  Do not use anything on the skin such as soaps, lotions, oils, or alcohol before the patch is applied.

3. Open the Pouch:  Fold and tear at slit, or cut at slit taking care not to cut the patch. Remove the fentanyl transdermal system.  Each fentanyl transdermal system is sealed in its own protective pouch.  Do not remove the fentanyl transdermal system from the pouch until you are ready to use it (see Figure 6).

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4. Peel: Peel the liner from the back of the patch and throw away. Touch the sticky side of the fentanyl transdermal system as little as possible (see Figure 7).

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5. Press:  Press the patch onto the chosen skin site with the palm of your hand and hold there for at least 30 seconds (see Figure 8). Make sure it sticks well, especially at the edges.

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Fentanyl transdermal system may not stick to all patients.  You need to check the patches often to make sure that they are sticking well to the skin.
If the patch falls off right away after applying, throw it away and put a new one on at a different skin site. See the section below called “Disposing of Fentanyl Transdermal System”).
If you have a problem with the patch not sticking:
Apply first aid tape only to the edges of the patch.
If you continue to have problems with the patch sticking, you may cover the patch with Bioclusive™ or Tegaderm™. These are special see-through adhesive dressings.  Never cover a fentanyl transdermal system with any other bandage or tape.  Remove the backing from the Bioclusive™ or Tegaderm™ dressing and place it carefully over the fentanyl transdermal system, smoothing it over the patch and your skin.
If your patch falls off later, but before 3 days (72 hours) of use, discard it properly. See the section below “Disposing a Fentanyl Transdermal System”). Apply a new fentanyl transdermal system on a different skin site. Be sure to let your healthcare provider know that this has happened, and do not replace the new patch until 3 days (72 hours) after you put it on (or as directed by your healthcare provider).

6. Wash your hands when you have finished applying a fentanyl transdermal system.

7. Remove a fentanyl transdermal system after wearing it for 3 days (72 hours). See the section below “Disposing a Fentanyl Transdermal System”. Choose a different place on the skin to apply a new fentanyl transdermal system.

Repeat Steps 2 through 6.

Do not apply the new patch to the same place as the last one.

Water and Fentanyl Transdermal System

You can bathe, swim or shower while you are wearing a fentanyl transdermal system. If the patch falls off before 3 days (72 hours) after application, dispose of properly See section below “Disposing a Fentanyl Transdermal System”. Apply a new fentanyl transdermal system on at a different skin site. Be sure to let your healthcare provider know that this has happened, and do not replace the new patch until 3 days (72 hours) after you put it on (or as directed by your healthcare provider).

Disposing a Fentanyl Transdermal System

Fold the used fentanyl transdermal system in half so that the sticky side sticks to itself (Figure 9).  Flush the used fentanyl transdermal system down the toilet right away (Figure 10).  A used fentanyl transdermal system can be very dangerous for or even lead to death in babies, children, pets, and adults who have not been prescribed fentanyl transdermal system.
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Throw away any fentanyl transdermal systems that are left over from your prescription as soon as they are no longer needed.  Remove the leftover patches from their protective pouch and remove the protective liner.  Fold the patches in half with the sticky sides together, and flush the patches down the toilet.  Do not flush the pouch or the protective liner down the toilet.  These items can be thrown away in a trashcan.

These Instructions for Use have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Bioclusive TM is a trademark of Ethicon, Inc.

Tegaderm TM is a trademark of 3M

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Manufactured for:

Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc.

Spring Valley, NY 10977

Revised: 07/2014

Revised: 09/2014
 
Par Pharmaceutical Inc.