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What if my caregiver touches the sticky side of the fentanyl patch?

If your caregiver or anyone else touches the sticky side of the fentanyl patch or the gel in the patch, they should immediately wash the affected area with cold water. Do not use soap or cleanser. Instruct them not to touch any part of their body with the affected area, particularly the face or eyes, as fentanyl can be absorbed very quickly. Seek medical attention right away as even minor and accidental absorption of fentanyl can be dangerous.

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