What is Matrifen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Fentanyl patch

Matrifen is a brand name for fentanyl patches. Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic drug more powerful than morphine. In patch form it is used to provide a steady stream of the drug to treat moderate to severe chronic pain.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
0
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Matrifen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Dizziness with nausea 1
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Matrifen

Dosage Patients
0.012 mg every 3 days 1
37.5 mcg daily 1

Duration

Currently taking Matrifen

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Matrifen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fentanyl (Actiq) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Matrifen.