Use this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Remove the protective liner of the patch. Do not touch the sticky side. With sticky side down, place the patch evenly onto the skin.
Durogesic 25mcg Patch may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Durogesic 25mcg Patch is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby. Consult a doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness (more than usual), difficulty breastfeeding, breathing problems, or limpness.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. As Durogesic 25mcg Patch may impair your mental and/or physical ability to perform potentially hazardous tasks such as driving.
There is limited information available on the use of Durogesic 25mcg Patch in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor. Caution should be excercised in patients with underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Durogesic 25mcg Patch in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Durogesic 25mcg Patch, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.