Duragesic

Duragesic

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Drug Overview

Duragesic belongs to the family of drugs known as a Narcotic analgesic drug, commonly used for the treatment and relieves of the symptoms of pain due to certain disorders as severe chronic pain. The exact working mechanism of Duragesic is not fully understood but it works by binding the brain receptors, relieving pain.

Duragesic is more useful medicine for the treatment and relief of those patients who suffered to the problems of the severe pain as chronic pain (pain that continues for a long time). Duragesic patches are commonly used to treat pain associated with cancer. Its important that take care and do not use Duragesic medicine for pain that will go away in a few days such as pain from surgery.

Duragesic always use under doctor's guidance. The recommended doses of Duragesic will be different for different patients, according to the requirements of each patient; you continue to use it for as long as your doctor prescribes. Use Duragesic exactly as directed, its available in the form of skin patch. Duragesic is being manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Duragesic comes in category of drugs called also Narcotic Analgesics. Duragesic may also be used for relieves other conditions that determined by your doctor or consultant.

Effects - How it works in the body

Duragesic belongs to the group of a Narcotic analgesic, anesthesia adjunct and opioid analgesic agent drug, commonly used for the treatment and relieves of the symptoms of pain due to certain disorders. The exact working mechanism of Duragesic is not fully understood but it works by binding the brain receptors, relieving pain. The feeling of pain and a person's response to pain are also decreased. Duragesic works by affecting the way the body senses pain.

Side effects

Possible side effects that occur during the uses of Duragesic:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Abnormal gait
  • Abnormal thinking
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Agitation
  • Amnesia
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Fainting
  • Gas
  • Hiccups
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Paranoia
  • Poor coordination
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Speech disorders
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
  • Asthma and breathing disorders
  • Bladder pain
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Blurred vision
  • Depersonalization
  • Frequent urination
  • Flaccid muscles
  • Hostility
  • Pustules and peeling skin
  • Slow or rapid heartbeat
  • Stupor
  • Swelling
  • Tense muscles
  • Vertigo
  • Vision loss in one eye
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin

Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, so its your responsibilities that tell your doctor or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also you tell your doctor or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or addicted to illegal drugs. These may affect the working mechanism of Duragesic. In these cases, your doctor may change the dose or teach precautions may be necessary. Therefore when you are taking Duragesic, it is most important that your doctor or health care professional know if you are taking any of the following or other drugs:

  • Alcohol
  • Amiodarone
  • Antidepressant drugs called maois
  • Anti-retroviral protease inhibitors, especially ritonavir
  • Bosentan
  • Butorphanol
  • Delavirdine
  • Efavirenz
  • Erythromycin
  • Fluconazole
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Imatinib
  • Itraconazole
  • Herbal products containing St. John's wort
  • Ketoconazole
  • Drugs used for the treatment of diarrhea
  • Drugs used for the treatment of high blood pressure
  • Drugs used for the treatment of seizures
  • Mifepristone
  • Nalbuphine
  • Nefazodone
  • Nevirapine
  • Other strong medicines for pain
  • Pentazocine
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampin

Counterindications

You shouldn't use this medicine without consultation of doctor if you have an allergy to Duragesic or any other ingredients of this medicine.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problem liver disease.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problem of Kidney disease.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problem of heart disease or blood disorders.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problems of lung disease.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problems of intestinal disease.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problems of alcoholism.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problems of prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate).

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problems of Gallbladder disease or gallstones.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to the problems of seizures or convulsions.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant.

You shouldn't use Duragesic without consultation of doctor if you are suffering to breastfeeding.

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Major drug Manufacturers

  • Janssen Pharmaceutical
  • The Purdue Frederick Co.
  • Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals
  • Janssen-Ortho Pharmaceuticals
  • Akorn Pharmaceuticals
  • Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals
  • Abbott Labs
  • Sanofi-Synthelabo Pharmaceuticals

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