Fentanyl Transdermal Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects

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Fentanyl transdermal is a medication used to relieve ongoing, severe pain due to chronic conditions such as cancer. Specifically, the medication is classified as an opioid analgesic and changes the way that the brain and body interpret pain.

You may notice some side effects after using fentanyl transdermal. Common fentanyl transdermal side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, and headache. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if these common side effects persist or worsen over time.

More serious side effects of using fentanyl transdermal are agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. These side effects should be taken seriously, so contact your doctor immediately if you notice them.

Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you notice any of the following severe side effects from using fentanyl transdermal: fainting, seizure, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, and difficulty waking from sleep.

Fentanyl Transdermal Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects
Patients who use fentanyl transdermal responsibly and exactly as their doctor recommends may still develop a dependence upon the drug or a fentanyl transdermal addiction. If you begin to suspect that you or someone you love is addicted to fentanyl transdermal, get professional help as soon as possible. Signs which may point to fentanyl transdermal addiction include losing interest in the activities one once enjoyed and becoming obsessed with finding and using fentanyl transdermal. Remember, do not hesitate in seeking the help you need if these signs become noticeable. The sooner you address your fentanyl transdermal addiction, the sooner you will be on the path to a happier, healthier, substance-free life.
Some patients who have been using fentanyl transdermal for an extended period of time may notice long-term effects of the medication. Those who may have a dependence upon fentanyl transdermal or an addiction to it are at a higher risk of experiencing these long-term effects.

People who have been abusing fentanyl transdermal for a long period of time may exhibit poor judgment in work and in their relationships. In addition, patients may experience the following if they abuse fentanyl transdermal: injuries, organ damage, overdose, new or worsening mental health conditions such as depression.

If you or someone you love is struggling with fentanyl transdermal addiction or another type of substance use disorder, seek professional help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village offers a variety of programs and resources to help patients overcome their substance use disorder. To learn more, visit online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825.

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