Fentanyl transdermal system

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1994989 tn?1327346545 mallinckrodt fentanyl transdermal system patches not working for my pain i am on the 50mcg transdermal system patches i was on sandez brand (no problems) well these new patches are not cutting it i feel withdrawals i feel pain i am also taking 15mg instant morphine four times a day i allways wear patch for 72 hours i get 10 per month the sandez brand was ok no problems i am a vet so i doubt if they stock other brands i need help what do you people sugest i do all posts will be read thanks pjpk
1331804 tn?1336870958 I love the Fentanyl patches that I use to manage chronic pain! May 2012 is the first month on the patches! I am currently using my 6th patch which I will change on May 13th. The extended release pills that I have previously taken for management of chronic pain have caused severe constipation. I had tried every over the counter remedy out there. At the end of treatment, I was downing miralax every evening before bed with no results just extreme bloating.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm new here. I have been on the fentanyl patch for over a year. I worked my way up to 100mcg. and held steady there for at least 6 months, maybe more. It never really did a whole lot for my pain, so I kept trying higher dosages. My husband was on vacation from work last week, and could take care of the kids, so I decided that would be a good time to get off this stuff. My prescribing doctor (an internist) said I "should feel a couple days of discomfort".
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.
Avatar f tn Phi, as always, is correct about how long it takes the Fentanyl to get into your system. If you are on the patch for 36 hrs and on that 3rd day you feel more pain, son's hesitate to tell your Dr. that because he/she can order it for you for every 48 hrs. I know how frightening it was for you when you were taken off the oxycontin. It's always scarry when we lose the med that we've been on for so long. I hope you net the same relief that I have received from the Fentanyl patch.
906738 tn?1251014078 I was wrong about the name of my patch. I was taking azctavis brand Fentanyl transdermal System 50 mcg/h patches... If you are not familiar with these, patched, they are relatively large and take 3 big waterproof bandages to cover them. Now one thing really bothers me.
1128145 tn?1260347290 (your post) >>>I do hope that you will consider becoming an active member of our community. I "thought" I had done the member thing? Maybe it just had not gone through? (your post)>>> The patches without the reservoir on fentanyl seem to be much safer as far as leaking. How do I know what kind I have?
1176986 tn?1264921442 It is called absorption. The Fentanyl patch is a transdermal medication. Meaning when placed on the skin it will be absorbed through the skin and make it's way into your bloodstream delivering a specific, controlled amount of medication over a period of time. It maintains an even level of medication. If you contact the manufacturer, or have your pharmacist do so, they will usually provide you with an adhesive like patch to go over the Fentanyl Patch. This will help in it's adhesion.
Avatar n tn For the first few days, I experienced nausea, night sweats, vivid dreams and dizzyness along with drowsiness during the day and sleepless nights. My system had a hard time adjusting to the Fentanyl. This is why I say that I feel your dose will be too high for you. You may be really uncomfortable for a while which will make you not want to continue the new med. It took me a good 4-6 weeks for my body to finally adjust enough to where I felt almost normal again.
Avatar n tn Please don't use abbreviations unless you define them first. What is HCV and CLL? If you've been using transdermal fentanyl at 50micrograms for 10 years, you are opioid dependent. Stopping your medication is going to require weaning, unless you wish to undergo the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can be dangerous. What a smart pain doctor will do is to first rotate you from fentanyl to another opioid that is easier titrate downward.
725248 tn?1316165845 I have been using fentanyl transdermal patches (25 mcg/hr) for several weeks. I have had some problems with the patches falling off, but I have learned that if you select the Mylan-produced matrix style patches you can use Tegaderm to cover the patch and hold it securely in place for the entire 72 hours. I have had much less luck with the Sandoz-produced gel reservoir style patches. They frequently fall off and their design makes it more difficult to use any additional adhesive tape.
688620 tn?1227381884 I was just given a script for Fentanyl 100 mcg/hr from my doctor this evening. Prior to this I have been taking Kadian 30mg 3 times a day and 6 Percocet a day. I know nothing about Fentanyl and was wondering what the mcg/hr is and how long after I put this patch on does it start working and am I on the right dose? Is this 100 mcg/hr similar to my 90mg a day of the Kadian? How am I going to feel when this kicks in.
Avatar f tn When we arrived and they saw the Fentanyl Patch, the first thing they assumed was overdose. They did a tox screen and found no opiates in her system. 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.
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.
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 It was simply a lack of understanding/education on opiate transdermal pain patches. This added build-up in your system is going to make your withdrawal worse. Technically you have more drug in you that you think. Opiate withdrawal causes a creepy-crawling feeling, like ants crawling over your body, restless legs, anxiety, itching, excessive pain. There are drugs that can help reduce these symptoms. Ask your Dr about an anti-hypertensive such as clonidine, and if it's suitable for you.
Avatar f tn I've been on the transdermal patches for a little over 4 years now. My highest dosage was 175mcg/hr but for the last two years I was cut down too 125mcg/hr every 48 hrs because the higher dosage was literally knocking me out. The patches have become a horrible, horrible vice for me. I will be honest I used them recreationally more and more every day and I couldn't control myself or be trusted to take them as prescribed.
Avatar f tn I was on the fentanyl transdermal patches for about 15 years. The dose was 100 mcg/hr patch every 72 hrs. I've reduced it by 12 mcg/hr for the last two months & had good results, given all the horror stories you hear that have you scared-to-death! Yes some discomfort especially uncontrolled diareaha but manageable. I have Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) with accompanying neuropathic pain. The neurontin I take works wonders on this painful disorder.
Avatar m tn cfm?setid=545cea18-11ad-4881-b184-6f8bcc7908e4#nlm34068-7 2. Fentanyl Transdermal System (fentanyl) patch - Daily Med http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?
614661 tn?1267277524 Hi all, I am looking for information regarding the Fentanyl Patch. I have been on the patches for about a year now after trying many other types of Pain Medication. I am interested in the long term affects of using the patch, risks while using the patch and any other feedback would be appreciated. Thanks much. Oz...
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 m tn Fentanyl (Transdermal, Transbuccal, Transmucosal, Sublingual) Norfentanyl 4-N-(N-propionylanilino) piperidine 4-N-(Nhydroxypropionylanilino) piperidine 1-(2-phenethyl)-4-N-(Nhydroxypropionylanilino) piperidine (Source: Remitigate.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.
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 m tn m not a pharmacist) that the fentanyl patches contain any morphine. However, if your friend is concerned or worried that since he's had a bad reaction to morphine that he will also have a bad reaction to the fentanyl, I suggest he ask his pharmacist. They really are the best ones to be able to tell you for sure what the patches contain and if there should be any concern about a possible cross-reaction with his past history of morphine problems. I wish you both the best of luck.
1264863 tn?1391121793 My physician worked with me to find the opiate that my system tolerated best and that also controlled my pain. I am hopeful that your physician will do the same. It did require several tries with slow release meds to find which one was right for treating my pain. It was a bit frustrating due to my multiple allergies. MS Contin was not effective for me either. I am severely allergic to the adhesive in the Fentanyl transdermal patch. We tried everything to make that work. It didn't.
176889 tn?1234356182 My patches can't be cut or all of the fentanyl would be released into my system causing an overdose or worse. Fentanyl transdermal pain patches are scarey but I don't want to make you read all of that now. If you have a few minutes some time, look them up on the web and read a few lines. That's all it will take to scare you. lol I am going to stick with the taper and will probably go down again on Thursday when I go to the DR. Oh thrill....more w/d.
Avatar n tn I moved down to codeine for a week before a new physician prescribed fentanyl transdermal patches (25 mcg/hr). I've been using fentanyl for about a month with OTC ibuprofen, but I still experience significant "breakthrough" pain when I try to exercise or shower and I have no short-acting pain relief prescription to combat it.
Avatar f tn Comparing the nonexistant original formula with Fentanyl...Fentanyl works much better on my pain. The pain relief is more consistent. I don't have the up and down roller coaster every 12 hours like I did on extended release pills. Your results may be different but BEWARE...Opana ER is different now and manufactured with plastic polymers (and some other junk) to make them crush resistant so that you can't snort them...similar to Oxycontin OP.