Fentanyl patches warning
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a reminder of the potential for life-threatening harm from accidental exposure to transdermal fentanyl patches, particularly in children. Children are at risk as they may touch, suck, chew, or swallow a patch that has not been disposed of properly. Also, children have a lower threshold for fentanyl overdose than adults. More information is available from the MHRA website.
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.20066029
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