Fentanyl uses

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Avatar f tn Subutex for about 2 years because of previous Vicodin addiction. I need a medical procedure done that is supposed to be very painful. That doctor uses fentanyl and I don't know whether to increase doseage, stop Subutex short term, or what??? Any suggestions, or experiences. Thanks so much for sharing.
Avatar f tn There is no reservoir of medication in a matrix patch - instead there are layers of the medication. There is no fentanyl gel in a matrix style patch. A matrix fentanyl patch places the fentanyl in adhesive. By all means return the defective patch to the Pharmacy where you purchased it. As Phil said, contact your prescribing physician and make him/her aware of the defective patch. Be cautious when handling the defective patch as your body can still absorb the Fentanyl is you touch it.
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 m tn s problem, and hope someone can offer us advice, she was prescribed 25mg fentanyl in 2006 for pain from a spinal injury and gradually since then her patch strength has been increased as her condition worsened until she is now prescribed 200mg fentanyl, plus she has oramorph and diazepam on her repeat prescription for breakthrough pain, However during the last two months through sheer grit she has managed to decrease her patch strength without her specialist's help (he told us both last year
Avatar f tn I will never go through this again and I advise anyone who uses this fentanyl patch to read up on the side effects and recognize how much control this drug takes over your body and mind. Please, it is a dangerous drug and the side effects and very hard to reverse. Please read up on this drug and understand how much control it takes over your mind and body without you even realizing it, that is how powerful this drug is.
Avatar f tn //www.drugs.com/fda/fentanyl-transdermal-recall-potential-active-ingredient-release-faster-than-specified-12842.
Avatar n tn How long does it take for a 100mcg Fentanyl patch to get out of your system for a drug test?
Avatar f tn My grandmother is in her late 60's she has been on the fentanyl patch for almost 3 years she started @50 mil.
Avatar f tn ve tried over the years- I finally decided that I should join after reading some great information on fentanyl patches (which is one of the medications I am on). BTW, my condition is debilitating endometriosis. Thank you all for reading! Again, I obviously realize this is not a question, and I do apologize if this post is not appropriate for this area. I just really wasn't sure where to start...
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 I'm a 31 year old stage 4 breast cancer patient, currently in chemotherapy. I've had severe postoperative pain from the mastectomy I had almost three years ago which my doctor has been treating with a steadily escalating series of opiate drugs: vicodin, then norco, then oxycodone... now she wants me to start the Fentanyl patch, and I'm a little scared of it. It seems so serious (like something you only take if you're... y'know... close to death! Which I'm not!
Avatar m tn Opana ER is the strongest opioid medication in pill form and the next tier up is the Fentanyl patch based on pharmacology. It is 2x stronger than Oxycontin, again based on pharmacology (i.e., you may find that Oxycontin is more effective regardless of the fact that the strength of Oxycontin is lower than the strength of Opana Er. I have never tried Oxycontin; however, my physician said that we would try it if the Opana ER isn't effective.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering since I had a debate with a friend that coincidentally uses the same drug that used to be my d.o.c. He admitted that in the last almost 2 months he has been breaking the time release to the oxys. How long would it take his body to adjust to taking them as prescribed? (swallowing) He was taking very large quantities which he now has almost gotten to where he is at original prescribed dosage.
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!
1363343 tn?1287161630 I was on the fentanyl patch, 50mcg every 3 days for 2 weeks, I quit taking the patch, thinking I didn't need it anymore, as my pancreatitis pain had become almost nonexistant. It's been 4 days now and the pain I am feeling now is so ridiculous that I wanna just scream! I feel like the bones in my legs and arms are being broken in many pieces, a feeling I know well after suffering multiple fractures and breaks in both arms.
Avatar f tn Were you taking anything for breakthrough pain while on the Fentanyl? Why are you comimg off the Fentanyl and is your doctor on board with it? Did you ever abuse your meds? Are you planning on comimg off all your meds or just the Fentanyl? How do you plan to treat your pain in the future? Lastly, do you have any underlying health issues like hihh blood pressure or cardiac issues? Sorry for all tje questions but knowing thayt information will help us help you.
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.
535089 tn?1400673519 this began my opiate journey. I have been prescribed everything from Hydrocodone to Fentanyl. At one point, I was using a 150mcg patch every 48 hrs. along with 15mg Oxycodone 4x per day. My tolerance was through the roof. To make a very long story short, in march, 2013 it was time to wean off of all the opiates and see if I could manage my pain with other types of medication. By May, I was a complete wreck. I was out of the w/d phase but craved the opiate like nothing before.
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 f tn okay went back and did some hunting. this is a quote: "there are many side effects with using pain meds for cats however based on all avail info at this time the ones with the fewest side effects and safest for cats are the following..... Buprenorphine(buprenex) Butorphanol(torbutrol, torbugesic) Tramadol(Ultram) Fentanyl(duragesic) probably the worst one I've read about is metacam, this one can cause blindness among other problems...beware, many Vets still use it!!
Avatar f tn s fentanyl. That gives it both partial agonist and partial antagonist qualities. In case of any kind of emergency requiring in-patient pain management or anesthesia, there would be no problem. ziggy - since you're concerned about this issue, make sure you talk to your doctor or even your pharmacist about it. Because of its very long, 36-hour half-life, buprenorphine is often used to stabilize addicts as they work a recovery program.
Avatar f tn I recently went to pick up my two prescriptions for fentanyl and the oxycodone on the 29th of October, NOW that I'm on a pain contract. After picking up the prescriptions I didn't look at it until I was getting ready to have them filled. The fentanyl was right for 10 patches, but the oxycodone was for 10 mg pills 1 every six hours for the amount of 72. He gave me that EXACT script the month before and I thought our goal was to get me to just have to have one script of each.
Avatar f tn I had a gallbladder attack the end of March which lead to pancreatitis (the stone got stuck in the duct leading to pancreas) and a month long stay in the hospital 2 and a half hours away from my boyfriend, one year old and all the rest of my family. When discharged the end of April I was given scrips for fentanyl 50 and liquid morphine(I had a feeding tube nothing by mouth) the morphine was comparable to quitting Tylenol no problems at all.
Avatar m tn I am on 159 mcg. every 48 hours yet the relief rapidly subsides after 28 to 30 hours and it is not safe to put them on any closer in time. I am also on Opana 5 mg. for BT, up to 4 a day prescribed yet my doc knows I have to take them WITH the fentanyl daily which isn't right by the insert and other health professionals. Does anyone else have a similar problem? I have been on every heavy hitter there is and the Doc says that out of 1000 patients, ONLY I AM SO DIFFICULT IN PAIN CONTROL!
Avatar f tn I am going to get off the Fentanyl patches and put on Methadone using Suboxone as a bridge .I have never heard of this med called Suboxone.I am on 200mcg of Fentanyl how long will it take to get off the fentanyl?
16785591 tn?1451596681 Remember that just like it took several days for you to feel the full effects when you increased, or began the Fentanyl - it will take several days for your body to feel the effects of the reduction of it. I am also delighted that you are able to exercise. I caution you not to over-do. A flare right now could push you backwards. Take it slow and steady. I tried Tramadol for several weeks with absolutely no effect on my pain. Now that may be because my system did not utilized Tramadol well.