Fentanyl allergy

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Avatar n tn I got as high as 75 mcg patch of Fentanyl every 3 days and then I developed some kind of allergy. The Pain Dr. says the allergy is to the adhesive, not the fentanyl. I am now down to 37 mcg every 2 days because the patches itch like crazy. I wake up in the morning and my patches are scratched off(even withTagederm) and there is blood on my sheets. My Dr. suggested spraying Benadryl but there has been no difference.
Avatar f tn I have been on Fentanyl paches for about 5 years for chronic pain but in the last 2 years I have developed a severe skin allergy to the glue they use. My skin gets red and itchy within hours of applying the patch and then small weeping blisters form. I have tried all different brands and tired things like hydrocortisone on my skin hours before the patch is to be applied but nothing is working.
Avatar f tn I know this thread goes YEARS back, but I just read all of this and wanted to post my story. Separate from this, but I do want to add, I've had chronic migraines about 4x per week for the past 12 years. I am a 22 year old female and 1 year ago, literally out of nowhere, I started having chest pains. It felt like I was having a heart attack! My heart area was so tender, I couldn't even lay on my left side. That day, I went to the ER. They did an EKG, X-Ray, Blood work, everything.
Avatar f tn And she puts a huge RED ALLERGY Fentanyl band on my wrist BEFORE the procedure, and yet I was told by my Pain Management to wear them! So I go into surgery with 4 Fentanyl patches on, and an ALLERGY band warning me NOT to use Fentanyl. I was so furious, because I had called this Dr. so many times about my reactions, not to mention my 4 week visits! So I went yesterday, and brought in my allergy band, showed him (again!) my bloody squares, and I had removed my Fentanyl patches.
Avatar m tn Hello and Welcome, I am sorry to learn about your unrelenting pain. I caution you to be careful about the additional opiates you are taking with Fentanyl Transdermal Patch.. Be sure you take only what your physician has prescribed. Fentanyl is a very potent opiate. That said, it may take up to 24 hours before the Fentanyl Patch is fully effective. If I am reading your post correctly you reached that 24 hours on Sunday morning at 11AM. It may be just taking a bit longer to be effective.
3112530 tn?1434032033 I called my doc and he said to stop the med right away. Yes. you are right it drove me crazy also. Then he put me on Fentanyl which I am trying to titrate off of, Good luck and I hope you find a good medicine to combact your pain. Maybe you have an allergy to this med. Good luck with your pursuit.
Avatar f tn Hi all! I was recently put on the 12mcg per he patch by my pain managment doc. After a wek of withdrawal he upped me to 25mcg per hour. I have been on it for 6 days ( 2 patch cycles) and am still in full withdrawal. I have an adhesive allergy and altho I'm not breaking out I. Hives or having a visible reaction is it possible that my body is just not absorbing the medication? Has anyone else had a similar issue?
Avatar f tn I am on 200 mcg fentanyl patches X 48 hours. Due to the hot sticky weather, an allergy to adhesive overlays and sweating caused by a systemic staph infection infection my patches are not sticking at all to me. They do however stick to clothing, sheets, the floor and each other very well. I replaced a few at times because I needed some help with the pain (end stage osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, RA and systemic lupus.
Avatar m tn Hi again! Not sure you remember me but i read you are or have been on Fentanyl patch. I tried them a while back for my cronic back pain. Does it take a long time for them to work?. The first week i slept 14-16 hours a day is that normal?. I was at one time on MS Contin and was pretty out of it for about a week. Somehow i never got over that with the Fentanyl so i did not take it after that first week. I guess i'm asking if i need to stay with it a little longer?.
Avatar f tn d always suggest talking to your physician about your possible fentanyl allergy, they also make a simple morphine patch which you could inquire about. Best of luck, hope my experience gave you some optimism that your future can be a little more pain free, there's so many options out there.
1279189 tn?1275244868 The release of fentanyl is based on temp on the patch, This is the reason, and the sole reson why we must be careful with some areas of recreaton and the hot tubs. Moreover, trust in your Doctor. seems ro me by reading your post, you are a, straight shooter and your doctor can see that. Most doc's WILL NOT JUMP FROM ER VICS, STRAIGHT TO FENTANYL. He sees a reason for the switch. I have worn the patch 6 years, and it has never ever come off in the bath or pool!
Avatar f tn For those of you who have been on the fentanyl patch...have you had skin reactions that have made you discontinue? I have been on it for I think about 2 months now (can't remember for sure) and am starting to have reaction. I have tried other brands and the one I am on has the least reaction but that is getting worse now also. As soon as I put it on my skin is red and burning. It is even starting to swell around patch.
Avatar m tn t have a reaction to is fentanyl. I was doing great on dilaudid for months until I started getting hives. My MD doesn't even believe me about the nucynta bc apparently an allergic reaction is very rare. I don't need 24 hr round the clock medication that fentanyl patch provides. Have you had any luck with any short acting pain meds? Would love your feedback.
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790421 tn?1341230131 One major advantage of the fentanyl patch (or other long-acting medication) is that you aren't constantly trying to chase the peaks and valleys of pain control like you have to with short acting meds. I feel the other advantage that the patch has over other long acting meds is that it is LONGER acting, meaning that most long acting ORAL meds you have to take usually twice a day, whereas the patch is typically changed every 48-72 hours.
Avatar f tn ve been enduring brutalizing constant lower abdominal pain (from a genetic condition) for years, my Dr has just recently started me on fentanyl patches with dilaudid for breakthrough pain. I started with 12.5 mcg mylan patches every 72 hours about 1 month ago. While the dose is not yet correct it is obvious this treatment is a vast improvement to anything else ever tried, while still completely disabled I am able to imagine leaving my home for the first time in years!
1264863 tn?1391118193 I'm a mess. I don't know if erythromycin and fentanyl can be taken together. I have been on them together since I switched two weeks ago and TODAY after my wisdom teeth were yanked the pharmasist finally figured out that they are not suppose to be taken together?? Anyone taken them together? And now when I stop the antibiotic will my patches not help me near as much?? My foot is killing me and so is my mouth. I am a mess tonight.
356518 tn?1322263642 yep, tuck meant fentanyl is 80x stronger than morphine. If you have an allergy to the binder in morphine then obviously you shouldnt take it. I recently reduced my patch from 100 down to 50 and had no side effects. I think you really need to talk to your dr about this. perhaps methadone would be better than the patch for you. I dont know anything about fibro so i cant really help much.
Avatar f tn I am going to get off the Fentanyl patches and put on Methadone using Suboxone as a bridge .I have never heard of this med called Suboxone.I am on 200mcg of Fentanyl how long will it take to get off the fentanyl?
Avatar n tn Not that I am aware of, especially for surgical pain. If there really were a medicine that was as effective as opiates for pain, opiates would be rarely used within the medical community due to the stigma attached to them. You could try a google search on, "surgery without opiates or opioids" or "surgery on those with an allergy to opioids" to see if anything interesting pops up.
Avatar m tn If the pain is still there, obviously the Fentanyl is not working and you need to address what is actually happening. Fentanyl CAN relieve pain, depending... It also dopes up your mind and body. You have no way of knowing this until you can think clearly and the Fentanyl prevents that clear thinking. Find out what is really going on and GET OFF THE FENTANYL, THIS STUFF IS DANGEROUS!
Avatar n tn interactions between prozac and fentanyl. My husbands meds were recently doubled. Prozac now 40mg and fentanyl 50mcg. and he is now talking in his sleep every night and constantly scratching at himself in his sleep.
Avatar f tn I blindly went along with my doctor prescribing the Fentanyl patch along with other meds for BT pain. I realized the Fentanyl had a lot of negative things for me (like increase in sugar intake, nodding off when I stopped doing anything, no short term memory.) Do a search on Fentanyl here and see what people have gone through with it. Personally I think it should only be used for end of life pain. If you have reason to think you won't ever come off it, then it would be okay.
Avatar f tn Others will be on later who do have personal experience with this matter . I did use the Mylan brand but it was several years ago. Fentanyl wasn't a good choice of medications for me. But check back. Someone else with better information will be here later.
Avatar f tn So I would just discuss with your doctor the fact that the fentanyl is no longer working. I have heard that fentanyl tends to work a lot longer than longer acting opioids in pill form before effectiveness begins to wane. The options that your doctor will most likely present to you are, an increase in fentanyl (which will require wearing a couple of patches versus just one), an increase or change in breakthrough pain medication and/or an addition of a long acting medication in pill form.