This is a Fentanyl Patch. It is prescribed to patients who are facing severe and chronic pain. Patients prescribed to this should be causious of the side effects and should have already been on another form of pain medication before using the patch. Someone who is not used to pain medication can experience severe breathing problems and possible death.
One of the issues with this patch is people using it the wrong way. Since it is a very strong form of pain medication it can easily be abused. Some people have figured out that if you stick a part of the patch in between your cheek and gum, inside the mouth, that you get a high from it.
People who are not prescribed to this medication should not take someone else’s or the consequences could be fatal.
Proper direction from prescribers and counseling from pharmacist could help warn people of the dangers of improper use.