Thursday, March 5, 2009

Don't Get Burned by that Transdermal Fentanyl Patch

I mean literally. The FDA has warned about the risk of burns in patients wearing transdermal patches and having an MRI. Some drug patches may contain aluminum or other metals and cause skin burns as the MRI creates a magnetic field and causes some of the metal to conduct electricity. Who would have thought, right? You may avoid radiation by undergoing an MRI, but make sure you don't come out with a skin burn.

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