Fentanyl patch doses

Common Questions and Answers about Fentanyl patch doses

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Avatar f tn I am on fentanyl 75 mg patch xanax 2 three times a day and percocet. My patch burst and I dont know if I should put on another or not I just started these.
Avatar m tn My moms doctor took her from taking 4 percocet 10s a day to fentanyl patch 50 mg every 72 hrs...is this normal? She has rheumatoid arthritis.
Avatar f tn I have been using the fentanyl patch several years now. For me I had to increase the dosage, I think about ever three years. I am now on the 50 mg patch with meds for break through pain. I do go to a pain management doctor, and it is much better for you to talk to your doctor about the pain not being controlled. Your body becomes tolerant and increased doses are expected. I am surprised your doctor hasn't already increased the dosage after such a long time taking the same pain killer.
Avatar f tn I have been on mainly hydrocodone ( pretty high doses for quite some time typically 100-120 day) my pm dr put me on fentanyl patch for awhile and I asked go back on hydrocodone patch scared me. I have RSD alot pain swelling right shoulder and arm for almost three years now.
1219328 tn?1266881841 Can anyone tell me if the withdrawals from fentanyl will be much worse after I stop applying the patch? I am only on 6mcg (I cut my 12.5 in half). Like I said...i have been weaning off slowly to this point....but in the last couple days I have had the shakes real bad and never had them this bad before. This has most certainly been one of the toughest things I have ever done. It makes it easier to have friends and family that are supportive....i thank God that he has blessed me with them.
688620 tn?1227378284 After your body adjust to the Fentanyl, you may find that 72 hrs is too long between doses. I change the patch every 48 hrs. you will know if you need to change the patch before the 72 hrs. is up. Make sure you replace the old patch right away. You want to keep the constant stream of meds in your system. I hope this helps you. Take care and good luck.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Percocet 10/325 along with Neurontin, Flexeril, Valium for about a decade. I was switched to 75 MCG Fentanyl patch 2 weeks ago. Valium was stopped 3 weeks ago. The 1st week I could not sleep at all. Drowsy, though. Shaky, cold. My doctor said it was withdrawal. Now at week 2, I sleep about 2 hours, very shaky, freezing cold, (I never get cold) Absolutely miserable BUT have great pain relief. Must stay in bed.
Avatar f tn How to wean off Fentanyl patches and high doses of Vicodin? Anyone try Suboxone?
890735 tn?1261421725 I also am not totally sure about the exact equivalence of the percocet to the fentanyl, but like sandee said, it's a typical practice for doctors to start a patient off with the 25 mcg fentanyl patch to see a) how the patient can tolerate the medication b) if that level of pain control is adequate c) hopefully avoid some side effects of going to such a strong narcotic.
Avatar f tn The Fentanyl Patch is a very good pain reliever. In fact, I have used the Patch for almost a year now. In my opinion and many others...the Fentanyl Patch is more powerful than the methadone. It is one of the strongest opiates on the market today. I'm surprised that you feel this way about the Patch. Have you done any research on Fentanyl? You should. It can be very dangerous if not used properly. Your Son will not go through withdrawals with changing to the Fentanyl.
Avatar m tn I was on methadone 30mg and morphine 120mg daily then was switched tot he fentanyl patch to get me off those then i switched to this patch. I have severe back pain and Hidradenitis suppurativa which tends to cause me quite a bit of pain. I am worried I will feel like this for a long time and that the patch wont help. the only thing that has helped is an opiate and I am refusing to take them.
2198240 tn?1338546163 The flare lasted 5 months and was HORRIBLE pain. So my doctor put me on Fentanyl. Patch 25 mg. My problem is I have a natural high tolerance to narcotics and the patch along with my percs are not working well. I LOVE the Patch...best pain relief I ever had...but for the break thru pain I need something stronger and dont know what to recommend...do y'all have any ideas what works well with the patch?
Avatar n tn 50mcgs every 2 days for 2 doses, then 25mcg every 2 days for 3 doses, then STOP. She gave me Catapress .1mg patch to wear for 1wk, maybe 2 if needed. She doubts I would need the second week. She also gave Promethazine 25mg to take as needed. ONce again doubts that I'll need it. Thinks I'll be just fine if I follow her weaning directions. WRONG-She was!!! I removed my last 25mcg patch 5 days ago. I had every withdrawl symptom. The first 2 days were AWFUL!!
82861 tn?1333453911 My pain doc is great and I use the 50 mcg fentanyl patch, 25 mg phenergan 2 or 3 times a day and norco if needed for breakthrough pain. I also see a pain psychologist who has helped every bit as much if not more than my pain doc. My question is: have you ever seen any truly successful treatment of patients with adhesions, and does your recommended treatment differ from what I'm using?
Avatar f tn After the first scare that sent me to the ER and now that i got sick i got veryscared to continue on my fentanyl patch while i was sick. Fentanyl patch scares the hell out of me and i did tell my RN when we started it. Anyway i took my patch off while i was sick and then ended up having horrible withdrawal symptoms from it. I didnt think it would be THAT bad due to being on it such short period of time. I was wrong.
Avatar n tn It sounds like you are working hard to detox from the Fentanyl Patch. I am glad you are succeeding in your goal. That's just great. Most of us on this forum are not detoxing. Due to the extreme CP most of us have we cannot live without out pain medications, which is what ever medication our physicians have prescribed. May I suggest that you also post your information on the Substance Abuse Forum. I believe that many of those members could benefit from your information and courage.
Avatar f tn Has anyone taken the Fentanyl skin patch for an extended period of time? If yes, do you mind sharing how it has helped your pain?
Avatar n tn Hi! Thanks for having this online resource! I'm researching the pro's and con's of the fentanyl patch. My fiance has been in a great deal of back pain and is prescribed oxy's, morphine and percocet. However, he doesn't take them because they the only things that work for him are 80's and roxy's that he gets from family and friends.
Avatar f tn Hi Glenn, Welcome to our Pain Management Community. Glad you found us and took the time to tell us about you. The Patch is working by now. Seventeen patches times three days each patch is fifty one days - if you're changing them every 48 hours that's still thirty four days. They should be working at full capacity within a few days, like 24 hours. You should be fine covering the edges with opsite. You may use Bioclusive or Tegaderm brand see-through dressings over the Fentanyl Patch.
Avatar m tn you will have withdrawls. I too was started at the 25mic patch and within 5 weeks was given the 100mic patch and was at that level for 2 months. I told the doctor I wanted off...he got mad...then told me to I could taper off in 2 weeks with no side effects or withdrawals...boy was he wrong. Fentanyl is as close to actual heroin as you can get and is approx. 50 times stronger than morphine.
Avatar m tn What Im thinking about doing, is somehow ask my PCP to switch me to the same equivalent dose of a duragesic fentanyl patch. That way I would be away from the temptation of the having the pills just laying around for me to take at will. I could simply put on a patch and forget about it for three days. In your experience, what are my chances for success with getting away from the oxys by switching to the patch?