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What is Duragesic?

Duragesic is the brand name of a narcotic skin patch that contains the active ingredient fentanyl. It is intended for people with chronic pain that is not manageable by other pain medications. The Duragesic patch is worn on the skin for a maximum of 72 hours. During this time, fentanyl is absorbed through the skin at a steady rate. Fentanyl works by binding to receptor molecules to block the perception of pain.

 

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