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What is Duragesic?

Duragesic is the brand name of Fentanyl and is one of the most powerful narcotic medications termed,  even more potent than morphine. Duragesic is an opiate based drug and is usually prescribed for the treatment of severe pain. It is so powerful that it is used to relieve the ‘breakthrough’ cancer pain that is impossible to control with any other type of medication. Duragesic is one prescription form of Fentanyl and Sublimize and Actiq are other available brand names for fentanyl. Apart from the prescription names, fentanyl is also available by street names of “China White”, “Dance Fever”, “Apache”, “TNT”, “Goodfella”, “Murder 8”, and “Tango”.

Causes and Effects of Duragesic Addiction


The causes of duragesic addiction are not known very clearly, however there are a lot factors that are known to be motivation factors for the development of an addiction. These factors are:

  • Biological – These factors include a genetic predisposition to addictive behaviors or suffering from a physical or mental condition that may warrant the use of drug in the first place.
  • Social – These factors may include a family member suffering from an addiction which exposes an individual to drug use. Peer pressure from friends as well as family to try or use the drug can also play a part in addiction.
  • Psychological – Possible mental health disorders or some emotional trauma are the biggest reasons of pushing a person into an addiction.

Effects of duragesic

The effects of duragesic addiction are devastating and they can have some really negative impact on a person’s life. These effects are both psychological and physical:


  • Weakened immunity
  • Unconsciousness or extreme drowsiness
  • Respiratory depression
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Mood disorders or personality shifts
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Anxiety or paranoia attack
  • Isolated behavior
  • Loss of interest from social activities

Preventing Duragesic Addiction

Durgesic addiction is dangerous and that is why prevention is extremely necessary to take the right treatment and prevention tools. With the right rehab and treatment program you or a loved one can be well on the way to recovery.

If you or a loved one needs to find a drug rehab center then our rehab helpline number is always available for you. Call us today and our expert adviser will help you find the best rehab center near your area.

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