Fentanyl transdermal patch

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Avatar f tn Thank you for the info ;) I have been rotating the sites and they appear to be well attached but who knows?! Thankfully I'm going in to see my doctor later today to change meds. I had the same problem years ago with the birth control patch resulting in my second child. My body just didn't absorb the hormones. My doctor had assured me that it would not happen with the fentanyl patch but I'm assuming he was mistaken! Guess I'll find out later today.
Avatar m tn com) As for my experience with transdermal fentanyl, when I used that patch, I found them effective to 2 days only, after only 3-6 months of use. For me, the problem with transdermal fentanyl was a rapid development of opioid tolerance. Within 18 months of use, my dose had gone from 25 to 100 ug, and I needed another adjustment upward. Instead of doing that, my doc and I chose to use another long-acting opioid medication. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn The patch had been replaced approximately 24 hours prior. She has been on the Fentanyl Patch (100 mcg) for about 3 years and uses a tegaderm patch over it to hold it in place. It was on her stomach. She always places the patches on her stomach or upper arm in a fatty area. This is the 4th ER visit in the past 12 months due to withdrawals. Why is her body not absorbing the medication?
Avatar f tn The patch has problems staying on according to everyone I have heard that uses it. One of our members and CLs in another group suggest a transdermal patch which they make in a sports formula and she says it stays put! I am sure she will be on soon and will tell you more about it. I have never tried the patch though I hear it doe provide relief for alot of CP sufferers.
Avatar f tn Yes, you will still experience withdrawals until the Fentanyl has a chance to absorb into your system....Most likely they gave you transdermal patches and they absorb through the skin.... This all depends what you want to do.....If you TRULY want to get off of narcotic pain relievers then throw them away! The longer you go on with this stuff the harder it will be to detox....I hope that you can come clean with your doctors and get the help you need to get sober....Good luck and God bless!
Avatar f tn Within 24 hous you should begin to feel tje fentanyl working, and after a day or two after you apply the 2nd patch, the level of fentanyl in your system will stablize. You can do a couple of things to make sure the patch is working. First, make sure that patch is properly applied and second, acquire the covers for the patch. Information about proper application of tjeeethe patch and the covers is is on the patient information you should have received with the medication.
Avatar n tn I would suggest to research very high dose vitamin C. It may sound impossible, but here is one link with some info - http://www.doctoryourself.com/pain.
725248 tn?1316162245 I was allergic, severely to the adhesive that is used to keep the patch in place. The pain relief was ok but I just couldn't wear it look enough to determine it it was going to be effective. I know we have members that have been on the patch for years and swear it is better than sliced bread. Most have reported that the side effects diminish as their system adjust to the opiate. Sorry this is all I can offer.
Avatar f tn Jensen Pharama reports that transdermal fentanyl reaches steady state serum fentanyl levels in 5 days, on average. Let's calculate your equal analgesics using the opiiod calculator from the very smart folks at PracticalPainManagement.com ... morphine 225mg / day is converted to about 50 micrograms / hour trandermal fentanyl.
1196338 tn?1265163728 One reason you may not feel this type of feeling with the fentanyl patch is because it is a transdermal transmission that allows for a small amount of the medication to be released and absorbed by your body over an extended period of time. Therefore there should not have the highs and lows of pain control (and side effects such as the fuzzy feeling) that you may experience with oral medication.
Avatar f tn My PvP prescribed Fentanyl 12.5 patch. I've been taking 7-9 vicodin 10/325 for the last 6 months but it doesn't work very well and I started having stomach pain from taking too much. I started on the patch yesterday but am still having quite a bit of pain and am taking Vicodin for breakthrough pain . I emailed my PvP to see if it would make sense to up the dose but all she said in her reply email is that she wants to wait at least a week before we up the dose.
Avatar f tn The withdrawl symptoms were in a word HORRIFIC. I saw my doc today and she put my on Fentanyl Transdermal System 12mcg/hr. 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.
443878 tn?1205103196 I have recently began using Fentanyl 50mcg/hr Transdermal Patches. Previously I had been taking 80mg of Oxycontin bid as well as 10mg of Percocet tid to control breakthrough pain. My physician at that time discontinued the Oxycontin and Percocet cold turkey. Te next month of my life was pure hell and I believe I almost died. The resulting health issues were a kidney infection; bladder infection; UTI as well as severe dehydration with associative muscle cramping. My total weight loss was 60lbs.
Avatar f tn //www.drugs.com/fda/fentanyl-transdermal-recall-potential-active-ingredient-release-faster-than-specified-12842.
Avatar n tn My wife found a great doctor in Tampa Florida and for the first time in 15 years is out of pain. She uses the flat patch, 25's. She is getting off all meds. On her next visit to the doctor she is going from the patch to a pill and she is getting off the pain medication. Yesterday she lost one of the patches. it fell off. can she cut the thing patch to make things last......it is not the gell patch.
Avatar m tn He has had some eally bad experiences with Morphine and he is scared to use the patch. I told him I would try to ask my new friends on MedHelp first. Does anyone out there have a clue if this is true?, so he can put his patch on and kill his pain. Thanks............
29837 tn?1414534648 Long acting opioids include MS Contin, Kadian, Avinza (these are morphine based), Butrans patch (patch is worn for 7 days), Fentanyl patch (patch is worn for 48-72 hours - this is the long acting medication that I use and I find it extremely effective), Opana ER (oxymorphone), Exalgo (hydromorphone). I have also tried MS Contin and Opana ER. Fentanyl Transdermal has been the most effective and consistent pain medication for me compared to the others I have tried.
Avatar f tn but I am not finding that to be true. My question to you is what is a reservoir patch?? Mine says on box Fentanyl Transdermal system...fentanyl 25 mcg/hr patch...seems very flat to me(the patch)...I am also TERRIFIED of any kind of withdrawal from it...... I went for lumbar MRI Friday and going for pelvic mri on monday...to find out if it is coming from either area....trying to get into Rothman this week to see about maybe an epidural to help me. Any info is greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn How lon were yiu on it? Did you taper at all? It can take a while. It is one of the more difficult drugs to come off. If you read some of the posts on the substance abusenforum, you will find anlot of tips on helping make the withdrawal symptoms more tolerable.
Avatar f tn Once a steady state is achieved, serum concentrations remain relatively constant over the 72 hours that a patch is worn. After removal, serum concentrations of fentanyl decrease slowly due to absorption of residual drug concentrations in the skin. The average half-life during transdermal application is 17 hours. Not surprisingly, this can vary considerably among individual patients. I think the question is not how much longer does this last? I would ask why are suffering?