New opioid warnings and fentanyl patch contraindication

New warnings about tolerance and dependence are being added to the prescribing information for opioid medicines and prescribers should discuss these with patients, the MHRA has said. In addition, fentanyl patches are now contraindicated in opioid-naive patients.

by Chloe Harman
Fentanyl patches should no longer be used in opioid-naive patients. | GETTY IMAGES
Fentanyl patches should no longer be used in opioid-naive patients. | GETTY IMAGES

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