Fentanyl transdermal system 25 mcg h

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Avatar f tn If I understand your question, you were on 40mg oxycodone / day and for some reason your doctor moved you to the 25 mcg / hour fentanyl patch. You felt better on the oxycodone and would like to return. Does that summarize your situation? You also remark that you don't feel the patch working and that is not surprising. Transdermal medication requires time to come up to a therapeutic dose.
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 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 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 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 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.
725248 tn?1316162245 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.
Avatar f tn //www.drugs.com/fda/fentanyl-transdermal-recall-potential-active-ingredient-release-faster-than-specified-12842.
Avatar n tn I don't know of a pharmacy in your area but I would ask your pharmacy if they would be willing to order a different manufacturer of the fentanyl patch. I had good results with Watson brand.
Avatar n tn I am diagnosed with 3 herniated cervical discs and fibromyalgia. I have a history 2 years ago of substance abuse (because of these pain issues). I have been thru a year of treatment and clean for 2 years. Finally referred to pain managment MD who is reluctant to prescribe opioids to treat chronic pain. Tried duragesic patch - 25 mcg TOO strong and 12 did nothing.
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!
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 If you have 2-3 weeks to go through the withdrawals from stepping down from 25 mcg/hr, then that may be a viable solution. Regardless of stepping down from 25 mcg/hr or 12.5 mcg/hr, you are going to have some discomfort and I think stepping down from 25 mcg/hr will cause you more discomfort. I can't tell you how much because everyone is different when it comes to withdrawal.
Avatar f tn It now makes perfect sense to me why you are in so much pain on the Fentanyl. Converting 360 mg of Oxycontin to Fentanyl results in 150 mcg/hr...this is conservative. Converting Fentanyl to equal 360 mg of Oxycontin with the opioid calculator results in 300 mcg/hr. This is the largest dose conversion that is shown in the fentanyl prescription leaflet that comes in the box with the medication. So your doctor's thoughts that you need to keep going up on the Fentanyl patch are CORRECT.
1417802 tn?1282173063 i have been taking 1 norco per day. my physican put me on fentanyl,25 MCG per hr. will i feel any relief ?
Avatar f tn ve been on fentanyl patches for about three years now, due to a chronic vascular disease. I started out on a 25 mcg patch every three days, and at some point increased to a 50 mcg patch every three days. For a while now Ive been noticing that on the third day, they day that I'm supposed to change the patch, I start getting terrible withdrawl symptoms. It's worse than any pain I've ever felt. My body gets incredibly restless and I can't stop writhing around.
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 I've been enduring brutalizing constant lower abdominal pain (from a genetic condition) for years, my Dr has just recently started me on fentanyl patches with dilaudid for breakthrough pain. I started with 12.5 mcg mylan patches every 72 hours about 1 month ago. While the dose is not yet correct it is obvious this treatment is a vast improvement to anything else ever tried, while still completely disabled I am able to imagine leaving my home for the first time in years!
Avatar f tn No one here can answer that, your doctor would be the one to talk to. I can tell you that nucynta is a fairly weak opioid and opana is one of the strongest.
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.
1196820 tn?1306003662 I am new to this forum and just want to get some advice about the patch I started taking it on 29 January of this year after getting off a methadone and was on it for six years for chronic shoulder and neck pain at first the doctor put me on 25 MCG by Monday the first I was in so much pain that I called the doctor and she told me to put on two patches because she thought possibly needed to be on a 50 MCG patch what my question is since one patch put on Monday and I put the second patch on on Tue
Avatar f tn i use the Fentayl 100mc mcg per hour; the(1) patch is placed on thr skin every 72 hours. The patch provides relief to me for up to 48-50 hours only. I am feeling some relief now after 4 years yhough i still take 3-4 oxycodone IR 15mg during the day. my only concern with pstch id thst they make 'SWEAT' alot; which i have never been one too sweat and the Mylan patches come off by the time i wake up in the morning. i must now use the i transparent cover up(derm0 patch.
Avatar m tn I have 3 of the patches left and need to know what to do to wean off and then stop them completely. I cut one in half to make a 25 mcg patch and was fine for a day and a half then the withdrawal came on super strong. The one i have on now is 3/4 of a 50 mcg patch and i have felt ok until last nite when i started withdrawing again. Couldnt sit still, could sleep, felt nauseas, so i stuck the other 1/4 patch on.