Fentanyl lethal dose

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1311839 tn?1282480602 I know fentanyl isnt given to non opiate tolerant patients and I know its a lethal drug.I also know its possible your answer wont answer my question and no doubt you will try to warn me to do it medically.However,im asking you if you can answer my question : Has suboxone given me a high tolerance.Thanx.
897990 tn?1248268956 Thats a way to overdose very easily chewing the fentanyl releases the full time releae dose for three (3) days immdiately..........combining with methadone is the worst possible combination - they combine to make the most rapid and lethal mix for respiratory deperssion and arrest - - - only way to OD faster is to add a particular bemzo ........ you wont know that you stopped breathing until its way too late.......
Avatar f tn I like to know as much as I can about my meds. I know the lethal dose of lithium is about 5gs or 5000mgs which is about 5 times what I am prescribed. I also have looked up the symptoms of lithium toxicity (not fun). But I can't seem to fine anywhere how long after a lethal amount or a small overdose (such as 1 accidental extra dose) on top of toxicity symptoms would start to show or when death would take place. So my question is when would symptoms begin to show and when would death occur.
Avatar f tn Some benzos are lethal if taken while on fentanyl, I totaled 2 cars bc I fell asleep at the wheel, burned myself, bed, sofa with cigarettes....falling asleep while smoking, and after time, the fentanyl makes your pain intensify so much and the days you change the patch, the pain can get so bad, you're almost bedfast. This was my experience. PLEASE TELL YOUR DR NO!!! IT IS A DANGEROUS DRUG!
Avatar m tn Fentanyl can be very difficult to come off. The withdrawals seem to be harsher and last longer than other opioids. But you are lucky to only be at 12 mg over 4 weeks. Did your doctor have you on something else before he put you on the Fentanyl? I ask that because Fentanyl isn't normally used as a first-line drug for pain. If you were on something else, that would factor into your withdrawal. You can read lots of withdrawal hints over on the Substance Abuse forum.
Avatar m tn Hello Novermhead, You've asked a good question. Oxycontin is a sustained release medication and I am surprised that you are taking four, 40mgs tablets per day. According to the conversion charts that I normally refer to the fentanyl patch would need to be 125 mcg to equal what you are taking now, which would be delivered over a 72 hour period.
Avatar f tn What is the lethal dose of aripiprazole, quetiapine and lamotrigine? Mix of them.
Avatar f tn Your physician will be the best source to determine the correct conversion dosage. There are charts on the www that compare narcotic dose to narcotic dose but again your physician should be the one to make that determination. Fentanyl is approximately 80-100 times stronger than morphine, depending on who or what chart you beleive. However it is indisputably stronger than most opiates.
Avatar f tn However, Italian researchers have found that the LD50 (the lethal dose at which half of the animals die) of glucosamine sulfate is 8000 mg/kg. In humans this would be equivalent to ingesting over 500,000 mg at one time or 1,000 pills each containing 500 mg. I hope this is useful... I got the idea from the site that max safe dose is 1500mg, and your dog had twice that much. You may want to see the vet anyway, even tho it says in the previous paragraph that a lethal dose is 8000mg.
Avatar f tn I like to know as much as I can about my meds. I know the lethal dose of lithium is about 5gs or 5000mgs which is about 5 times what I am prescribed. I also have looked up the symptoms of lithium toxicity (not fun). But I can't seem to fine anywhere how long after a lethal amount or a small overdose (such as 1 accidental extra dose) on top of toxicity symptoms would start to show or when death would take place. So my question is when would symptoms begin to show and when would death occur.
Avatar n tn it may take a while to adjust each time u drop ur dose//or patch dose..have u talked to ur dr bout some safe meds to help u with all of these wd symptoms..also most taper a bt slower than u have...from 150 to 25 mcg is quite a fast taper.. There r also 12.5 mgc patches available..u r where u r so it is hard to move back up in dose....each time u dropped ur dose how long did it take for u to adjust to the lower dose? did ur dr give u anything to hap with sleep and anxiety?
Avatar m tn What is the dose of the fentanyl patch that you are applying? Is it the equivalent dose of what you are currently on? If not, you may not get equivalent pain relieve from the fentanyl patch.
Avatar m tn what would be the highest dose of fentanyl i could take for bein 8 stone and what alterntatives are there after that has ceased to do its job for wearing discs in neck and a microdysectomy bearing in mind i am allergic to morphine tylex and pethadine
Avatar m tn Wow! You take 300 mcg of Fentanyl every 3 days? That's a seriously high dose. Like mary said, you will develop a tolerance to opiates, which means you would keep requiring a higher and higher dose to reach the same level of effectiveness. You posted in the addiction forum. Do you abuse your meds? If not, then I agree that this would be more suitable for the pain management forum. Are you getting your meds through a pain management doctor?
Avatar f tn If I go 18-24 hours without dosing or even a reduced dose I get sick, and I only take hydrocodone. Fentanyl is a short acting drug which is why they make it in patches so it can be time released, the good news is that it typically means withdraw will be shorter. Best of luck to you, I just signed up on here today myself looking for some advice to get the monkey off my back. I'm sure somebody else here can be more helpful.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have read some info about Fentanyl Patches and need an opinion about my husband being on them. He is 83 and was on hospice using liquid morphine for about 8 months (he has heart and lung issues). He stabilized so he was taken off hospice but he was still on the liquid morphine. A few weeks ago he fell and ended up in ICU with neck pain and an increased heart rate that resulted in a minor heart attack.
Avatar f tn My pm and I were talking about reducing my fentanyl dose from 25mcg to 12mcg. Before we really got to discuss it my insurance company said I had to switch from nucynta 50mg to opana er 15mg. I was just wondering if I can kill two birds with one stone. Should I be able to reduce fentanyl dose from 25 mcg to 12 mcg since Opana Er 15 mg has entered the mix?
Avatar f tn You use it to convert your fentanyl dosage to an equivalent morphine dose, and then find the equivalent morphine dose to oxymorphone, Generally when converting between opiates, doctors will reduce the new medication strength by a certain percentage to account for incomplete cross tolerance, which is a boost in analgesia you get from rotating from one kind of opiate to another. You can find equal analgesic tables, and apps for calculating equivalent dosing online.
Avatar f tn Currently on FENTANYL 50mcg patch, with 15 MG Oxycodone 3 x day for breakthrough, it seems the patch isn't working so well. Is it possible to have to increase both MEDS??? Or What else works well with FENTANYL. The oxy doors Not give me a Migraine, that's why we chose that for breakthrough. Any advice??
Avatar f tn It might take you longer to get the full effect, everyones different. You are also on a low dose of Fentanyl and it might be that you need a higher dose. You have to be very careful about getting too much when your new to the Patch. You Doctor might have wanted to start you on a low dose to see how you would react. You didn't answer my question as to what kind of dose were you on before you started the Patch. What did you take? Give it time........