Fentanyl 25mcg/hr transdermal patches recalled

All lots of Duragesic 25mcg/hr from PriCara and fentanyl 25mcg/hr patches from Sandoz have been voluntarily recalled. The patches being recalled may have a cut along one side of the drug reservoir within the patch that may release fentanyl gel from the reservoir into the packaging pouch, exposing patients or caregivers directly to fentanyl gel. Exposure to fentanyl gel may lead to serious adverse events, including respiratory depression and possible fatal overdose.

The recalled patches all have expiration dates on or before December 2009 and the cut edge in affected patches can be seen upon opening the sealed foil pouch that holds the patch.

For more information contact PriCara at (800) 547-6446 or www.pricara.com or Sandoz at (800) 901-7236 or www.sandoz.com.