Fentanyl vs opana

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Avatar n tn I am on opana IR 10mg 4 times a day and fentanyl 75mcg patch i find the opana to do little to nothing after about a month of taking it...does anyone know if suboxone will lower the amount of meds needed to treat the pain as im already on really high does...just recently i missplaced the opana for a week and got the sickest i had ever been in my life..I found the opana again today thank god and the withdrawl stopped immeadiately...i want to go on lower doses but still want same relief..
Avatar f tn Personally, I think for most people tolerance builds a little bit faster on short-acting medications because the medication peaks rather quickly (30-60 mins vs. 2 hours for ER meds) and stays at the peak level for a very short amount of time (30 mins vs.
Avatar f tn Hi emmalee, I was on Opana Er from Jan through Apr of this year. I switched to Fentanyl because Endo pharmaceuticals reformulated the pills and there are numerous compliants all over the web about how the new pills are making people sick and the potency is about 1/2 the potency of the original formula. Comparing the nonexistant original formula with Fentanyl...Fentanyl works much better on my pain. The pain relief is more consistent.
775302 tn?1253104105 _) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OXYMORPHONE AND HYDRAMORPHONE? ( OPANA VS. DILAUDED?) I'm doing really well with the opana now and I'm actually on Kadian again instead of the Fentanyl I seem to be doing pretty well. If anyone knows the diffence with the prefeixes of Hydra and Oxy, please let me know. My best to everyone. Hope this question finds you pain free at the moment.
Avatar n tn I used to take 30 mg of Opana ER twice a day but I switched to the Fentanyl patch last month. 30 mg of Opana ER is roughly 60 mg of oxycodone or 90 mg of morphine. 10 mg of Opana ER is roughly 20 mg of oxycodone or 30 mg of morphine. You are actually getting 5 mg less of oxycodone through the switch from percocet to Opana ER. However, since Opana ER is an entirely different opioid formulation.
Avatar f tn I'm not certain what the Acetaminophen brings to the table as far as drug-interactions go, but your statement that the Perc and the Oxy are the same (2x5mg vs. 1x10mg) sounds about right. Maybe someone in the Pain-Management Community would know. They're VERY familiar with narcotic pain-meds over there (as it's a part of their daily lives), so they might know better. I'll shoot a PM to one of my buddies over there and see what's what...
687729 tn?1397996327 I am taking Klonopin for migraines, Inderol for a tremor, Opana and Dilaudid for back pain following an auto/semi accident ten years ago that has led me to 5 back surgeries. I am currently in physical therapy. All the meds make me dopey and sleepy. I thought I'd get off the painkillers, but my physiatrist told me I was foolish to think about it while I am in P/T.
Avatar m tn Then I went to a pm doctor for the first time and he took me off the vicodin es 3 to 4 , 4 x a day and fentanyl patch,somas. He then put me on opana er...didn't work, oxycontin and percocet...i hate anything with oxycodone so i got off that. I went back on the fentanyl patch 75mcg and within almost 2 months i went up to 150mcg b/c my tolerance was so high. I detoxed cold turkey and it was the worst and most painful, scariest thing that ever happened to me.
Avatar f tn i would 100% stay away from the oxycontin or mscontins theya re terrible opioids that destroy lives, and opana, fentanyl, and methadone....not doubting the pain you have but sicne you are on hydros which means its not too severe i would maybe try tapering your dose a little each week and then once low enough like 2 a day switch over to tramadol or codeine, both weaker potency opiates. tramadol last longer around 9 hrs.
Avatar m tn Fentanyl is NOT sideways from darvocet and norco! It is MUCH stronger! Ativan is the least addictive of anxiety medications. I think if you are still in pain you should continue with the pain medication, but be careful that you are aware of what you are taking! Fentanyl is one of the strongest pain medications available, I am not aware of anything stronger. It is stronger than oxy, morphine, etc.
Avatar f tn I've been on Fentanyl, morphine ER and OxyContin. I'd like to take as little as possible. I can deal with where I'm at with the short-acting med. I just have a gut feeling that the nausea is more from whatever is going on with me. And I have an appointment with my primary and hopefully we'll get to the bottom of it. I think it might be something to do with my kidneys. And I'm wondering if it's due to the really high doses of ibuprofen I've used for the last ten years.
1866508 tn?1333988213 There are also other long acting meds beside Oxycontin that you could look into such as Oxymorphone (Opana), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and Fentanyl which all have a potency that is greater than morphine. My appointment is Jan 3rd, I will let you know how it goes.
363110 tn?1340924019 MS Contin (Morphine ER), OxyContin, Nucynta ER, Opana ER, Fentanyl, BuTrans. I was on MS Contin for about a year before switching to Opana ER and before the MS Contin I was on short-acting opioids only. I have Percocet for break through pain, which isn't helping much anymore. I plan to talk with my doctor about a different breakthrough pain medicine as he only wants me to take a max of 3 per day which hasn't been very useful to me.
Avatar m tn Ok, I have the same delimma,, pain vs quality of life. Or ,pain vs meds vs quality of life..With pain vs meds, I have come to find that any quality of life is not true quality, it is a fabrication of the meds with its own set of terms as to what is enjoyable and whats not. Even then, its only a temporary moment and really a facade, a fake sense of being..Dig down underneath..You know this to be true..
199177 tn?1490502134 I am considering going back to rehab (I just got back 2 weeks ago--I got off Opana ER). I had tapered a lot on Opana--for 4 months. I will private message you some more info.
Avatar m tn I know it's not fun because I'm tapering from the fentanyl patch and have been for several months. Most of the time it's nothing more than noticeable discomfort and some interference with sleep, but it goes away. I think it's great that you're attempting to take an opiate vacation for your pain. Even if your pain ends up being so overwhelming that you have to continue with the meds, you'll have given your tolerance and major kick in the rear end.
Avatar n tn here's what I know to be true, a pharmacist has 6 years of training in drug reactions and interactions, a physician has 1 year only. One vs. 6...hmmm... who should we listen to...my vote is a pharmacist!!! Also the verdicts are clear one that one has to look at the whole patient profile. Toxicity is common with tylenol, even in children, certainly in sick livers, and unless one was early stage and no conflicks with ones P450 profile....
Avatar n tn The only true synthetics that are common for us with chronic pain are the fentanyl family (Fentanyl, Sufentanil, Alfentanil, etc.) and methadone, which are come from very different chemical processes. The chemistry is not too complicated, if you have any background in it. As for a difference is testing for them, that's largely not true. Most or all the semisynthetics are broken down into common metabolites (e.g.
Avatar n tn My monthly pain meds include 15x100mg fentanyl + 60 Opana ER 40mg pills(these ar a little over twice the strength of "2" 80mg Oxycotin), 120 Percocets & mucsle relaxer. My Pain doc recently tested my test and it was 164. I am 32 years ol 6ft 3in tall, weigh 220 lbs, played college football, ^& am in decent shape considering I have just started excericising again after 10 years(VERY light exercise).