Fentanyl skin patch is used to treat severe pain, including acute pain following surgery.
Fentanyl is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic.
Fentanyl patches are a strong prescription pain medicine. The patches are used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain around the clock.
Fentanyl patches are used 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.
Generic name: fentanyl transdermal (skin patch) (FEN ta nil trans DERM al)
Brand name: Duragesic, Fentora, Ionsys, Subsys, Abstral
Drug class: Narcotic analgesics
Dosage Form: Patch, Extended Release