Durogesic DTrans in children

The prescribing information for Durogesic DTrans (fentanyl) transdermal patch has been updated to include new information about use in paediatric patients.

Durogesic DTrans patches can be used in opioid-tolerant patients aged two to 16 years who are already receiving at least 30mg oral morphine equivalent per day. Patches should be applied to the upper back to minimise the chances of the child removing them and patch adhesion should be monitored closely.

New warnings state that the product must not be administered in opioid-naïve children, and the potential for serious or life-threatening hypoventilation exists regardless of the dose.

Further information: Janssen-Cilag 01494 567444

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