Fentanyl side effects in dogs

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If you can you should go to a pain clinic and try and find something that is not as strong but still helps with your pain. You will have side effects to this drug. I now have a pain pump placed in my body. It is connected to my spinal cord. A set amount of medication goes to my spinal cord at the area of my injury. I need one dose of this to my spinal cord as opposed to 300 pills and no patches. It is much better. I understand your situation very well.
Tramadol caused my 11 year old chow chow Emily to have seizures after two days 4 pills and the Rimadyl side effects I just read here are equally as bad. Both were give to her by her vet of six years. If anyone has any ideas please contact me at ***@****. Thank you.
This is why we have as many options as we do and our Dr's have decided that the benefit of the med he/she has prescribed to us far outweighs the side effects we may face. What can I say to summarize, Fentanyl 'HAS' give 'ME' a portion of my life back that I thought was gone for ever, precisely why my Dr prescribed this mediaction to me. Do I think Fentanyl should be prescribed before a host of other pain meds on the market?
I had low back pain on the left side for a few days that went through to the left side in my side. Then it went into my left hip. The pain was so bad that I could not hardly walk.My primary health care doctor gave me a steroid shot and a pain shot. This helped for a few days. Now the pain is still in my left side and in my left hip, only in my back if I over do it.Can anyone give me advice.
O.K. I have more questions for you. Was there any pain or behavioral abnormalities prior to the surgery on 1/24/08? Was there a problem with eating and inappetance prior to the surgery? Why did you switch from Hills W/D diet? And, did you switch before or after the surgery? The fact that your dog had a history of colitis is significient, and an exacerbation of your dog's colitis could be responsible for the vomiting and diarrhea.
okay went back and did some hunting. this is a quote: "there are many side effects with using pain meds for cats however based on all avail info at this time the ones with the fewest side effects and safest for cats are the following..... Buprenorphine(buprenex) Butorphanol(torbutrol, torbugesic) Tramadol(Ultram) Fentanyl(duragesic) probably the worst one I've read about is metacam, this one can cause blindness among other problems...beware, many Vets still use it!!
Anything metabolized in the liver can harm the liver. And most drugs are metabolized in the liver (hepatic). That even includes fentanyl. The good thing about Fentanyl, along with Opana, Dilaudid and OxyContin is that they do not contain Acetaminophen or Aspirin. Talk with your pain management doctor.
I never like the idea of Rimadyl for dogs. Carprofen (the active ingredient in Rimadyl), even though deemed safe for dogs, still can cause too many adverse reactions and side effects for my liking. But isn't it a cryin' shame that vets have to be careful what they prescribe for pets because the owners will take it?!?! Sometimes I wonder how the human race has come as far as it has with so many idiots here to carry it on. Sorry for the rant. Some things just tick me off.
I was thinking that because I use the Fentanyl, any breakthrough will just not work anymore. I have discussed the effects with my Doctor and he seems to think that it should work. This was the reason for the increase. I was taking Morphine in place of the Oxy and had relief but at a cost. It made me so tired that I couldn't get anything done so he put me back on the Oxy. i don't know where to turn next. With this shoulder injury, the Oxy just isn't cutting it.
I did try all the big dogs but they made me nauseous. The 500 is the amount of Tylenol. I got Fibromyalgia in my 40's and for pain I went from 2 to 4 Vicodin a day . This dose finally stopped working after 4 years and I can't go any higher on the Tylenol as it is 200 mgs right now. My doctor tried me on Methadone a few weeks ago because it is something I can take long term. It is very effective for pain and is cheap. I'm on 20 mg 3 times a day and my pain is under control.
Maybe the dosage was not high enough but I found the side effects unbearable. There are some excellent articles on the use of methadone in chronic pain management. Some physicians consider it the best alternative. It is less likely to produce euphoria and has one of the lower abuse rates of any of the "Big Dogs." I remain on hydrocodone due to my extreme sensitivity to narcotics. So we seem to be similar in that area. I wish you the very best.
I did have a terribly bad extreme reaction and terrible side effects. It's also an opioid and in my personal opinion, I'm not sure enough is known about how it works to know whether it's going to be a problem coming off later, if you want or need to. Methadone settles in fat and bone, which is one of the reasons it's so hard to come off. Fentanyl is also harder to come off than other opioids (though let's face it ... none of it is pleasant.
Hi leavingsoon and welcome to the forum. I would suggest to take your time, before making this decision. Sometimes, we feel the urgency to make certain decisions, because of let's say severe pain or whatever. If it's an emotional decision, bad, if it as a logical decision, good! You know as they say, "the grass is greener on the other side", but you still have to... cut it! Just factor in everything you can think of.
And now he's back on the tramadol, pred, and gabapentin. And yes, Fentanyl patch. This is the 3rd one he's been on (in my presence) and I guess it's due to come off tomorrow.
Not my fault that I had to snicker at the last line there because every time I talked to my Doctors (plural) about medications and side effects they told me that Tramadol was NOT the problem. Then there was usually another drug put on top of that Tramadol. And they told me to take more. I always thought it was the other drug, not the Tramadol. Yeah. I was wrong. It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant.
A shot that was supposed to slow down blood ( this shot didn't work and the side effect was chronic diarrhea well later on after everything happened and I was trying to rest the shots side effects kicked in and I pooped in the bed twice and three times I had to use the bed pan the shot was so strong I had hardly any control over my bowels) what a nightmare! They kept pushing on my belly trying to clean me out I was in soo much pain.
so it takes some perseverance to do..and you just have to deal with the side effects of tapering...keep in mind the big goal..to be free from it in the end...let your symptoms strengthen your resolve to quit...this is part of the healing process ...you can do this...god will get you thew it...pray and bring your burden to god and let his healing powers help get you thew it..prayer was instrumental during my withdrawal and I know it works so let him be part of this....it will help a lot...
To make a long story short, she has been on some powerful meds every since the surgery (Gabapentin, Methocarbomol,Tramadol,Prednisolone, and a Fentanyl patch, and Bupernex when needed). In my opinion she will eventually need doggie drug rehab. My vet has now taken her completely off the prednisolone and have decreased the other meds mentioned above, and prescribed Metacam which seems to be working. She will be taking this daily for awhile or maybe for long term.
Personally they represent Poison to me. I have taken myself off of all these meds because of the side effects. Right now I'm still experiencing some of the narcotic side effects specifically the body aches, the grinding sore jaw, the original pain magnified. It has been just over a week and nothing. Still feel aweful. I'm so desperate to find something that is non opioid that I can at least try. I'm not interested in surgery, fusions, injections (unless I am doing the injecting on myself).
org/wiki/Clonidine Please speak with your doctor about possible side effects if you choose this route. I imagine you have a busy day, so please understand how a nightly dose of clonidine may effect your energy levels. Best wishes and a great big "well done".
I am posting again because I forgot to add that the one has the least side effects(while taking it) is the Methadone.
I found it to be a very subtle pain relief--meaning that I never really got any strong side effects when I first started taking it, I just realized my pain was much less a little while after taking it.
Hi Warriors! Welcome to a beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. This is the place to be if you want off Tramadol ... you'll get support here. We're so glad you found us!
Don't worry, just tell him what you can't take and why, all the side effects, etc. It might be a litt le different for you than it was for me. First my age, 63, plays a big difference plus the tremendous damage that has been done to my entire body with the arthritis and severe DDD. He sent me immediately for 13 x-rays of my back and was going to send me next for MRI's if he didn't get what he needed from those.
I always had to use tegaderm covers with the gel patches or they'd disappear down the shower or in my clothing. It scares the liver out of me to think one of my dogs could wrap their lips around even a used patch. Again, ultimately it's up to the individual to find out which version works. On skin issues, don't forget to switch the application site each time. That was another issue for me with the gel patches: my skin got horribly irritated and would peel off in layers for days.
This thread is full of helpful and kind people who want to help you get off this terrible drug. Please snuggle in and make yourself comfy. I know you can do it!
everyone is different, pain levels vary, what is effective for one may not be for another; side effects vary from patient to patient. I think it is a huge mistake to discredit medical marijuana and the role it can play in significantly helping MS patients and others with serious, chronic or life threatening in easing their symptoms, because of anecdotal observations of illicit use and abuse by some pot smokers. That is what regulations are for; these should be strict and enforceable.
You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
I've tried diet, exercise, vitamins, chanting - you name it - all so I could get off pain meds but nothing works and I can't help but think that maybe I just need to be on pain meds. I even cut my fentanyl dose in half (well I asked my doctor to decrease the dose) but that caused me to tailspin into horrible agonizing pain - I ended up needing vicodin every day (I had managed to stop using vicodin almost all together) and because I was so sick I lost my job.
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