Fentanyl vs demerol

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Avatar m tn Fentanyl is a stonger form of an opioid. Opiate and opioid mean the same thing: Opiate is an adjective while opioid is a noun. Percocet is an opioid as is fentanyl. They are synthetic which means they are man made and not derived from a plant. Good job on getting off the Percocet!
Avatar f tn With my first, I was given cervadil to help induce labor, this was done at 5pm, at around 10pm the nurse gave me a shot of demerol to help me sleep cause nothing was happening. By midnight labor started and out she came 2.5hrs later, very fast! I don't consider this being medicated just cause it was done 4hrs before I was pushing. With my second, I went into labor on my own and was really fast too. Labor started around midnight and by 2:30am she was born with no meds OUCH! back labor!!!
Avatar n tn Your dose may have been too high. In my opinion there are better and safer options than Demerol. Also Demerol should be given with caution in those with severe impairment of hepatic or renal function. The patch (Fentanyl) is often a good option for severe pain, obviously it is not the only one available. Everyone responds differently to different opiates so you may need a trial and error period to discover the right one for you. Best of luck to you.
Avatar f tn I was just thinking of all the different medications I've been on over the last year or two and the pros and cons to all of them. Then it occurred to me I'd never tried Demerol for BT pain, and now I can't remember ever seeing anyone here refer to it. Has anyone used Demerol? Is it maybe not used for chronic pain for some reason? I remember getting it twice in my life. One was a shot in the bum when I threw my back out about 8 years ago.
Avatar m tn I'm currently taking 25 mg fentanyl(change out every 72 hrs) and 50-100 mg of demerol every 4-6 hrs for break-through pain from testicle surgery(chronic pain from this).My Pain Management doctor wants to go up on dosage of patch, but I would like to know what other patches are available other than Morphine and Fentanyl.Someone told me there was a hydromorphone patch.If so,please list name and dosages.
Avatar f tn All of the risks outweighs the benefits in my mind. Therefore I am considering sticking to just Demerol via IV. I have a very high pain tolerance so I think this will be enough for me. However, my best friend also just recently graduated school as a massage therapist and studied a lot about reflexology and acupressure. Which is known go be a great form of pain relief.
Avatar f tn We are currently down to about 60mg a day and are running out of supply. We do have some 50mg Demerol and was wondering if that would help keep the withdrawals at bay and also help us with tapering off.
Avatar f tn How well does demerol work durring labor? I'm due in 9 days and I'm still not sure what I wanna take while in labor but I'm leaning towards demerol, so what are pros and cons about it?
374225 tn?1269899262 Hello Stricklyforpain: I was where you are at while back and the Doctor switched me to Fentanyl. I have found that the Fentanyl doesn't wear down like the Codones did. I have been on the same dose now for 8-9 months and don't see an increase for sometime to come. I have good and bad days but I feel that the medication works as good as it did the first week of use. I also take Oxycodone and to be truthful, it really doesn't do much for me anymore.
1279189 tn?1275244868 The release of fentanyl is based on temp on the patch, This is the reason, and the sole reson why we must be careful with some areas of recreaton and the hot tubs. Moreover, trust in your Doctor. seems ro me by reading your post, you are a, straight shooter and your doctor can see that. Most doc's WILL NOT JUMP FROM ER VICS, STRAIGHT TO FENTANYL. He sees a reason for the switch. I have worn the patch 6 years, and it has never ever come off in the bath or pool!
Avatar n tn It is not anesthesia, it is called conscious sedation and is generally versed and fentanyl or demerol. We ask all of our patients if there is a chance they could be pregnant for this reason.
Avatar m tn So I'm on the Fentanyl 25mcg patch, switched from 180mg of Morphine ER because of tolerance. As I've said here before, but reiterating for those who may not know, it doesn't work for me. The Fentanyl that is. It was pointed out that the dosage is most likely low and I should be on the 50mcg patch, but I'm not a big fan of the patch in general.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been on fentanyl 75mcg and oxycodone 5-10 mg/day for the last year - ischemia and trigeminal neuralgia. I really want to get off these meds b/c of addiction issues etc. My doctor maintains that I have probably developed a tolerance to these meds. (tolerance vs meds - same thing??). In any event I stopped the oxycodone 10 days ago and my doc tapered the fentanyl patches to 40mcg for 1 month then 12.75mcg for the next month. Also rx'ed clondine and klonopin for anxiety.
Avatar f tn ll get a separate breakout for Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Vicoden, Morphine, Codeine, Oxymorphone, Heroine, Opium, Hydromorphone, Cocaine, Demerol, and several other Opiates/Opioid drugs; Along with their concentration levels (ng/ml) in your bloodstream.
Avatar m tn There are a couple differences between medications that are worth noting; meperidine or Demerol should be avoided in the doses you are describing, as the primary breakdown product, normeperidine, is neurotoxic and causes seizures; Codeine is not a good choice at these doses as it just does not have that much potency; Morphine does tend to cause more stomach cramping and nausea, and is subject to high 'first pass metabolism' that makes oral dosing difficult; Any opiate at these dos
686246 tn?1252425081 Hey All, It's been a long time without me being on here, and I apologize for that. I need to set my settings where I get automatic updates. My daily kidney pain has sugnificantly decreased since they put me on a daily dose of Bactrim BID.. I still pass stones, and today I have a pretty bad UTI fever and cramping, and right back hurts so I may actually be passing a stone as well. My question is is it normal for the regular pain medication to stop helping.
995438 tn?1251758280 I started having extremely painful gallbladder attacks witch i went to the hospital for and was treated with Demerol witch at that time knocked me out. I have 5 attacks and 5 shots and 5 prescriptions for percocet. Shortly after I had my gallbladder removed but in-place of it was an addiction to painkillers. Around the same time my back pain problem got extremely worse and after trying everything else I got percocet and fentanyl patces. It all started with one pill.
775302 tn?1253100505 Hi everyone, I was recently taken off my usual pain med regimine of 75 micr of Fentanyl Patch every 48 hours and 4 mg hydramorphone ( dilauded) 4-6 times a day.
3112530 tn?1434032033 I was 150lbs when I started taking Fentanyl for pain issue. Fentanyl caused me to go down to 108lbs and have stopped the Fentanyl almost a year now. Currently 126 but want to go back to my previous weight. Was taking ensure but have lactose tolerant problems. How do I gain back the weight? Trying to eat a lot more pasta that I love but noting happening. Stuck at 126lbs for almost 6 months now. Any advise?
Avatar f tn This just does not make sense that u had to lie that u were an addict and then only have options like sub. Be careful of the fentanyl patch even though it is excellent for pain relief. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Do the research. If you ever had to w/d from fent, suboxone for sure would not cover that. I tried the patch and let me tell you, I had noooo pain at all. I got off it just as quick when I did more research.
592912 tn?1307406761 (thats the short story) I am allergic to Demerol which is what they usually give along with Versed, so I found out they gave me Nubain instead and Versed. I had an Endoscopy last year and did not wake up during it, did not remember a thing, didnt even remember going home so I called the Dr that did that and found out he gave me Fentanyl and Versed.
Avatar f tn As i have to be careful with new pain medicine and because of my allergies to the current pain meds (hydrocodone, morphine, dilaudid) do you have any other suggestion that I could suggest? I know I can take Demerol pills because I had to take them 2 years ago for surgery. Would that be a good medicine to discuss with my doctor or is the Demerol a little too strong for a knew surgery? Thank you in advance for your help. Hope everyone has a blessed Sunday!