Fentanyl gel abuse

Common Questions and Answers about Fentanyl gel abuse

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1310633 tn?1430224091 Hello all... I was lurking in the Pain Management forums and someone mentioned that they've changed the way the Fentanyl patch is manufactured. They no longer have that gel stuff on the inside that you can squeeze/suck out (so I learned when I was in rehab). They now put the Fentanyl directly into the adhesive that sticks the patch to your skin.
82861 tn?1333453911 Mylan pharmaceuticals makes the patches I prefer. Instead of a gel reservoir, the fentanyl is embedded in the adhesive. Less chance of abuse that way, but no doubt someone out there has already figured out a way to do it. As an aside for any of your patients who find the gel patch wears off in 2 days rather than 3 - try the Mylan version. For me, they last the full 3 days with no problem.
Avatar m tn The original one is a kind of a pouch filled with gel. The other is a flat patch that has the fentanyl embedded in the adhesive. It looks like a piece of Scotch tape. Mylan is one manufacturer of the flat patches and I've had the best results from that one vs. any of the gel pouch patches. They stick better and actually last the full 3 days. Everyone is different though, so just bear in mind that there are options out there if you have trouble with the one you're currently using.
Avatar f tn There is no reservoir of medication in a matrix patch - instead there are layers of the medication. There is no fentanyl gel in a matrix style patch. A matrix fentanyl patch places the fentanyl in adhesive. By all means return the defective patch to the Pharmacy where you purchased it. As Phil said, contact your prescribing physician and make him/her aware of the defective patch. Be cautious when handling the defective patch as your body can still absorb the Fentanyl is you touch it.
Avatar m tn She suggested that I use the gel patch but I need to know who makes a 12mcg with the gel. Does Sandoz still make this patch? I called a major chain pharmacy and asked but they acted like I was a drug seeker so I thought if I could find out the mfg. company's name first then I could ask them to order it.
Avatar f tn Hi HOTROD: Welcome to the Pain Forum. The generic is as good as the brand name. I have had both and have never had a problem with a generic drug. I'm not really sure what you mean by the 10mg gel?? Oxycantin does not come in a gel form. The only gel form narcotic that I'm aware of is the Fentanyl patch. These start in the 12.5 mcg/hr. formula and goes up to 100mcg's so maybe you could explain it better.
Avatar m tn I now have great pain in both areas. I do not know what to do. I am on fentanyl at 50 mcg every three days and about 4 percocets per day for break out pain. Really this does not stop my pain so I am at the point of thinking after a couple of years of being on oxy and now this to just get off it all. I am very scared that I am addicted. Since I am going to have a lot of pain either way I am wondering if I should just try and come off it all ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn Well I do know for a fact that both Fentanyl and Dilaudid have very short half lives, fentanyl in particular. The only thing about fentanyl is apparantly the gel from the patch can stay under your skin and continue to release for a few days even after the patch is removed. Dilaudid half life is about 5hrs and from what ive read fentanyl is even shorter, perhaps 1-3hrs. But I dont know. I woke up today, 2hrs past 3.5 days and I still feel relatively normal.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed 25mcg/h patches 5 months ago. The pharmacist switched to a cheaper mfg and these patches stick to my clothes, so I frequently tape them on. This month, one ended up in the wash another in a swimming pool. Pain Management group makes it very clear they do not want to hear 'stories' about coming up short, especially from someone with a history of abuse, so I won't even bother calling them. But I am concerned about my next appointment when given a urine test.
Avatar f tn So I have a friend that squirted some fentanyl gel on my forearm today and I rubbed it in. It wasn't an excessive amount but it wasn't a few drops either. I obviously did this for recreational use. Anyway, about 3-4 hours later, I took a bath with my two children. 2 and 1 years old. Are they in danger of this spreading to them and possible OD ing??? Please let me know, I am very concerned.
7303500 tn?1389997641 Has anyone ever gone to rehab to be medically detoxed from fentanyl and oxycodone? I've been on pain meds for about two years now. I've only been on fentanyl for three months but I want off everything. I feel like I'm in a constant fog. I hate the way I feel. The fentanyl is making me depressed really bad. It also gives me anxiety. I have chronic pain but I think I would rather be in pain then deal with the way pain meds make me feel.
Avatar n tn ve experienced it myself, mostly with the gel patches. That is a well-documented problem with the fentanyl patch. Rather than increase the dose, doctors have found thant changing the patch a day early answers that problem. Of course, a 48-hour change is not warranted for people who are new to the patch or don't experience withdrawal symptoms on the third day. I also agree that many doctors well-schooled in opiate therapy for chronic, non-malignant pain.
Avatar n tn i was taking about 16 80 mg oxycontin a day, and went on a fentanyl binge about a month and half ago.... any way im down to about 9 80's a day. cutting down everyday and still hurting everyday... i was wondering how much i should cut down everyday? last week i was at 12 and now im down to 8....
1934087 tn?1360475007 Have you tried contacting some pain management clinics/doctors? There are many good ones in the Boston and outlying suburbs. Coming off Fentanyl should be done very, very slowly. I'm not sure what type of patch you're on. The gel-filled ones cannot be cut but the ones that are sort of like a thin film can. I know JayBay has a lot of knowledge on this and hopefully she will respond to your post. I came off the Fentanyl patch last year.
Avatar f tn What are the differences in Fentanyl Patches, gel-filled versus so called non-gel filled.Also what do people think of the pain control in them.
526311 tn?1229286330 ve been abusing the duragesic patches that you are meant to wear by cutting them open and ingesting the fentanyl gel. I used to be really bad into it but lately, before these four days, I was taking about 25 micrograms and about 40 to 50 millograms of percocet a day. That was me tapering down from 100 micros of fentanyl and around 10 to 15 10 millogram percs. Well thanks guys for the librium advice its helping me greatly.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know if you take a Fentanyl patch off and try to use it again in a couple weeks Is it still good?
1279189 tn?1275244868 There are two types of patches available. One that is like a gel-filled band-aid, and the other is like a piece of tape with no gel pouch. The fentanyl is delivered through the skin for a 72-hour period. Delivery CAN increase if you're out in the heat or partying in a hot tub for a long time. My personal experience is that the gel patches are more prone to heat-related release than the other type of patch. (I use the ones made by Mylan.
Avatar f tn The reservior patches are gel filled and you can push the gel around. The gel is a mixture of fentanyl any alcohol. It sounds like you have the patch with the fentanyl built into the adhesive. Those ones you don't have to worry about leaks. If or when you want to stop the patch be sure to get tapering instructions from your doctor and that will greatly minimize the withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar m tn i am a ten yr plus fentanyl patient dosage 200mcg i am desperate i have a history of long term chronic pain and want to quit.
Avatar f tn Please help...I've decided to go off my pain meds and go on subutex and suboxone. So im on my second day of fentanyl 100mcg patch and dilaudid withdrawals. It's really bad already. Any suggestions how do you really know when your in full withdrawal. Before you start your subutex. Any and all advice would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn Hi! I was on Fentanyl 50mcg / Morphine for 3 years. I switched to Tramadol after day 12 of quiting ct. I did not like the Tram, so I quit that after 2 1/2 weeks. Tramadol wd is like an Effexor wd. The Fentanyl wd, for me, was much more difficult. Fentanyl patches can be very effective for severe chronic pain, and there is a low risk of abuse. If you need pain relief for nerve damage, ask you PM Dr. about the patch.
Avatar f tn I know I'm obviously dependent on the Percocet...I'm just trying to figure out where the real me went after 4 years, 10 surgeries and lots of pain medicine. I just want to be me again. I see a Pain a Specialist who I adore and we've talked about weaning me down off the Fentanyl Patch...I'm currently on 75mcg of Fentanyl that I change every 2 days and I take 10/325mg of Percocet 4x a day...
Avatar f tn FEntanyl was not a good drug for me but I used both the gel-filled and the mylan type. I could never keep the gel filled on, even with tape on the edges. I had much less trouble with the Mylan brand. Glad to hear you're getting decent pain relief.
1187071 tn?1279369698 I used to be on the fentanyl patch and when I was, I used a surgical type tape ONLY around the edges of the patch. My patches were the gel filled kind, so it was imperative that I not use the tape or anything else on the gel filled portion of the patch itself. I do know there are different types of patches - some that are gel filled and some that are not.