Fentanyl to morphine

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Avatar m tn would they switch you over to fentanyl and then taper the fentanyl and then move you to an oral med???
1326023 tn?1274867436 Please somebody tell me what 300 milligrams of morphine to take every day is equal to in fentanyl patches?I really need to know this if I want to live a happy life.My right leg is very messed up for the rest of my life,unless they ever give me a knee replacement.I know I am physically addicted to strong opiates.But I have to be in order to stand the pain at all.
Avatar f tn My history is a bit complicated and I had other meds involved as well as some health issues. Tapering is the way to go with Fentanyl, if possible.
Avatar f tn Before I left the office she was kind enough to relieve my discomfort witha 10mg shot of morphine to cover the transition time. By the time I got the Rx filled an the patch on me ( that was about 4 hours ago ) most of the nice releive i got from the morphine was gone. I am now getting the creepy crawlers much like withdrawl and am very very cranky. My question is: Is 12mcg/hr of this stuff very much. The info I can get tells me its about 1/10 of a 500 vicodin an hour.
Avatar n tn I don't know abt. the patch, it seems like it would prolong the withdrawl. Possibly delay the inevitable but give some relief. Are you withdrawling voluntarily or till your next prescription ? Usually by day 5 a person starts to feel better and alot of the really bad stuff is over. I really do think the fentanly is a bad idea but I know how being addicted goes, we just want it to go away. I hope the best for you and I wish I knew more abt. your situation to give a good opinion.
Avatar m tn I was on morphine SR 60mg twice a day for years and my doctor switched me to fentanyl 25 patch. I ended up with severe withdrawal and went back to the morphine for a week until my next appt where he put me on the 50 patch. Still I am going through withdrawals. My pharmacist says I can't be but I know 100% that's what is happening. Anyone else deal with this?
Avatar f tn I have never heard of a morphine patch. I have only heard of Fentanyl, or duragesic patches. I am sure they are similar though. They could have euphoria, itching, nausea, dilated pupils, sweating, overall sense of well being, constipation, etc. What have you noticed?
Avatar n tn Again, Fentanyl is 100 x as strong as Morphine... NOT 81% and NOT 40%. Call the pharmacy if you'd like to verify this. You can get addicted to ANY Narcotic out there, from Vicodin to Percocet to Fentanyl....doesn't matter which one. And ALL will cause w/d if you use them to "get high" and then stop suddenly. It's not just the "Big Dogs" everyone.... Your body will develope a "TOLERANCE" to any Narcotic also.......and a Pain Dr.
Avatar f tn I went cold turkey. First the morphine and then the fentanyl. I called my family doctor to advise him of what I was doing and he offered his support and yes, he said the same thing, there is no substitute for fentanyl. All he could offer was another opioid. I have been through withdrawal before so I knew what to expect. The morphine wasn't a major problem but naturally the fentanyl was. I read up on withdrawal symptoms, stopped the patch and increased the water intake to start.
Avatar n tn Is this morphine or Fentanyl? Are you sure it's point 75 (.75) or is it 75? What is the admin. route?
614471 tn?1221179194 ive just come off fentanyl patches onto the morphine so i can taper down, my aunt who died was addicted to heroin so i know a bit about it so i just wanted to know the equivalent so i can understand roughly how much morphine im taking. thank you to anyone that can help. kind regards, carrie.
1157044 tn?1318300124 I was forced to make the decision to finish my getting off the remaining fentanyl patch dosage I was on (75mci/hr ) and morphine sulfate (60 mgs/daily) cold turkey as of last Tuesday , February 2nd . This after my last taper beginning the Monday of the week before which lowered the fentanyl patch from 100 mci/hr to the 75mci/hr. I took the fentanyl patch off 5:30 that evening and had my last morphine sulfate dose that a.m.
369629 tn?1237812958 took me off the fentanyl and put me on morphine sulfate every 12 hours the switch was very easy and i am feeling much better,but its still an addiction drug but i guess i have to live with that if i want to be pain free witch i am for now i fine i am a little sore but i rather feel a little pain then what i was feeling before so thanks for your help.... i think this is a good drug...
906738 tn?1251010478 I will tell you that Fentanyl is one of the strongest medications out on the market and to replace it is going to be hard. With your body being used to the Fentanyl, other opiates will not compare. I'm sorry that your having such a hard time. Think about using the tape.
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.
3112530 tn?1434032033 I have got to understand why after about 8 hours, the 'itches' kick in. It is extremely annoying. I take Benedil for the 'itches' and it seems to stop them sometimes. Can anyone tell me what causes the 'itches' and what is the best effect to counteract this? My morphine is only 15mg and I try t take it every 12 hours but when the "itches" kick in, (usually about 8 hours later), I take another and it seems to stop.
Avatar n tn I was eating Hydrocodone like they were candy and having little relief. However I was allergic to Fentanyl. I also tried Morphine (slow release) and it did not work well for me. I am now on a low dose of Methadone (much to my despair) but I do not take that everyday as my body simple does not like those big drugs. I actually take it backwards. I use it when my hydrocodone won't touch my pain and I don't have to drive or be alert. Everyone is different.
Avatar m tn I am currently taking Opana ER 30mg /2 TID for long term spinal pain due to breaks and fusions. I am going to try replacing that for a short time with a Fentanyl Patch to see if I have any improvement in Pain Mgmt. I am just wondering what regimen I should use to safely do this. For example. Is it as easy as waiting 12 hrs. after my last Opana ER and then apply the patch (it's a 3 day patch) then take another ER once the 3 days has expired?
Avatar m tn I thought you said you are on the Fentanyl but would prefer to return to the Morphine. Please clarify. And I do not think that once you take Fentanyl (25) and it doesn't work for you that morphine won't work for you again. We all have different systems and what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. I tried it at the 25 dose of Fentanyl and though it worked somewhat I was severely allergic to the adhesive. It scared me too.
Avatar m tn My wife has been perscribed fentanyl patches and has been told not to eat grapefruit, does this apply to all citrus fruit ie.
401095 tn?1351391770 Avis is wise. "Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic with a potency approximately eighty times that of morphine." According to the FDA: "Duragesic is to be used only for the management of severe, chronic pain (such as cancer pain) that cannot be managed with less powerful drugs such as acetaminophen-opioid combinations and nonsteroidal analgesics.
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 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 n tn It may be a good choice for him. Depending on who you talk to Fentanyl is 80 to 100% stronger than morphine. However sometime it will have to end. There may come a time that his tolerance is so high and he cannot take a stronger medications. I assume he is being followed closely by a PMP. Every one's pain is different and for some learning to "chill out...relax...listen to music.." just doesn't get it. I am glad that these diversions work for Doug. That's great news.
Avatar f tn I've been tapering down my medications (and made some great progress.) So far got off the Fentanyl 75 mcg., oxycodone 40 to 60 mg. every four hours. I had some pretty moderate withdrawals going off the Fentanyl and oxycodone. Nothing like cold turkey, but difficult nonetheless. I was switched over to morphine ER 30 mg. in the morning and 30 mg. at night. I already dropped to 15 mg. at night. I'm also supposed to take 15 mg.
Avatar f tn Definitely ask your doctor about a taper on morphine. Google opiate equivalency and find how much morphine to start at, talk to your doctor about a realistic schedule. Fentanyl is stronger than morphine, so don't keep taking it until you feel good. That would be a lot. Stay at a tolerable dose until you talk to your doctor again. Did he give you any idea of how much to take?
1345254 tn?1325918041 Fentanyl patches are 80-100 times stronger than morphine. You MUST be opioid tolerant to use the Fentanyl patches. Opioid tolerant means taking at least 60 mg of morphine daily for 2 weeks or more. It is recommended that opioids are started on the lowest dose required to effectively control the pain. As tolerance develops, naturally more opioid is required to achieve the same amount of pain relief.
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 n tn I was on the fentanyl patch many years ago, but for several years, and at a high dose. After developing diabetes, my body temperature made the medicine enter my body too quickly and so created problems. At that time, there wasn't the option of oral - only IV. The only question I'd have is that the GI tract absorbs medicines in oral liquid form quite quickly - unless in a time release form - thereby reducing the slow release quality of the patch.
Avatar f tn I did some research and apparently morphine, dilaudid and fentanyl are all in the same class of drugs. Would it not be contraindicated to give a patient who states morphine doesn't work some other related drug? Obviously, I'm not a medical professional. But what happened? Why didn't anything work? Can someone give me some insight? I am not a drug user. I've never used drugs a day in my life, aside from occasional alcohol intake. How do I prevent this from happening again?