Fentanyl vs opana

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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.
1895503 tn?1332373374 I really need help. I am on 30 mg Opana ER 3 times a day. I have had major surgery, but think I am hyper analgesic, and being this dependent on pills is scaring me (after 1 1/2 years)! I have been told I need to change to another short-acting medication prior to detoxing. One doctor told me he would change me to the Fentanyl Patch, then I could go through his detox program.
Avatar n tn My experience with Fentanyl has been excellent, but I'm not familiar with either methadone or opana, personally.
Avatar f tn I haven't been on this site since my insurance company sent me to THEIR pain management doctor, even though after 2 back surgeries, and countless procedures, epidurals, which did nothing, and countless meds, I had finally been doing relatively well with my doctor of 16 years. (I had my back surgeries in 1995, and 1996.) The new "Doctor" put me on massive doses of Fentanyl, which I had tried before without success, but that didn't matter...it's ALL about the money.
Avatar m tn OPANA? Since this is in the Oxymorphone category, is it the same or stronger than MS Contin. I take 40mg of MSContin (long lasting) every 12 hours but it does nothing for my pain - never has even after a Hysterectomy with a Morohine pump in 2001. I'd like to ask my Dr. about this, but if it's the same thing......no need to I guess. Message me if you'd like.
Avatar m tn How often daily does he need the diazepam and the fentanyl now? The opana does the same thing as the fentanyl - - keep those as far apart as you can. Dont mix the lunesta and the diazepam in too close a dose. They will also mirror each others affects. Sounds like Doc Jeff could help a little more if he knew how many of what and at what times he takes them. You have a couple that are used for pain and a couple along the nerve pill line.
Avatar f tn the other way I know of is to change to suboxone, BUT ONLY ALLOW A DOCTOR TO TAPER YOU DOWN ON IT OVER 21 DAYS, or you will put yourself in a much harder situation than the Fentanyl. I am aware how addictive fentanyl is.. Opana is in the same category (or classification) as Fentanyl (and heroin), so these are intense drugs...... the problem is to find a doctor that really understands Suboxone......please read about it on my doctor's website. He has an article on there about suboxone.
Avatar n tn i take oxycodone, and oxycontin. I build tolerances very quickly, but i never really experience any "high". The only way i know something is working if for the pain to go away. I have been reading on fentanyl and opana. I'm in pain all the time but don't want to have to take a thousand pills a day. I don't mind having different types around depending on my pain level, but i just really want something that works and I can be coherent while taking. Any advice?
Avatar m tn I agree with Geminigirl and Tuckamore's comments that medications affect everyone differently and what may work for someone may not work well for you. But given my recent medication change to Opana ER, I have found information all across the internet from other chronic pain patients that are being switched from Oxycontin to Opana ER due to their doctor's unwillingness to continue to prescribe the medication due to bad press and associated fear from DEA prosecution.
Avatar n tn is opana the strongest pain med that can be prescribed in pill form?
Avatar f tn m not sure if he will allow me to stay on the fentanyl or if he will want me on something else. I know he initially told me he likes Opana because it doesn't have as much problem with addiction? Anyone heard of that? And also, I know the pain management doctor I saw in the hospital said something about tapering off of the fentanyl? Does anyone know anything about that? I've had alot of fun with these patches last month.
Avatar f tn Is there a chart that I can use to convert fentanyl patch strength to the Opana Er strength?
725248 tn?1316162245 My doctor has me on 20mg opana ER, 15mg oxycodone for break through pain and 5mg valium for muscle spasms. The problem is its not just break through pain, its pain all the time and heaven help me if I try to do anything around the house, a friend barrowed my lawn mower, and just lifting it out of her truck killed me, doing dishes kills me, mowing my own lawn kills me. I am so tired of being in constant pain.
172023 tn?1334672284 Peekawho, I took Opana for 1 month, it was ok but WAY too expensive for me so I had to get off the medication. It was 80.00 for 60 pills (WITH my insurance) so they put me on fentanyl and oxycodone, which is 20.00. Opana seemed to work ok, Steve is right, it doesn't make you feel sluggish, or like you've taken narcotics, but then again I feel that either does the fentanyl patch. I feel very normal when I'm on it, I just don't have any pain anywhere.
Avatar n tn Not sure if you have tried Opana (oxymorphone) yet but based on pharmacology, it is a little stronger than Dilaudid (hydromorphone) mg to mg. I am on 30 mg of Opana ER twice a day. They do have Opana in immediate release form. Opana has a long half life, even in immediate release form, such that 6 hour dosing works extremely well for most patients versus the 4 hour dosing of oxycodone. Oxymorphone is the metabolite of oxycodone...
Avatar f tn Fentanyl is not a breakthrough pain medication, it is for coverage of your baseline pain, not pain that breaks through the long acting Fentanyl...oxycodone IR, morphine IR, vicodin, opana IR is instead used for those events. If you switch entirely over to fentanyl, you may find that you still experience breakthrough pain as the long acting medicine is not perfect in terms of baseline pain coverage.
Avatar f tn Oh my goodness, I have just tapered down from three 40 mg Opana ERs plus three 10 mg Opana ERs a day. I am currently on three 10 mg Opana ERs plus 4 Opana IRs. I can't believe Opanas are off the market. Its such funny timing because I am in the process of getting off them. I need to see where my pain level is, and if I can handle my pain without pills. Like you, I have had surgery on my back, and it didn't get all the pain. I don't know about the patch.
Avatar f tn I am currently in pain management I have been prescribed most recenlty Opana ER with Vicuprofin, and Lidocaine, but since I started the Opana it makes me too drowsy and I am suffering from Diareaha. I spoke to another person who said that she takes oxycodone and it helps her with the pain and it does not make her as drowsy. I work in a very stressful position which requires me to make snap decisions so the drowsiness does not help and I also sit at a computer most of the day..
Avatar m tn I am currently taking Opana ER 30mg /2 TID for long term spinal pain due to breaks and fusions. I am going to try replacing that for a short time with a Fentanyl Patch to see if I have any improvement in Pain Mgmt. I am just wondering what regimen I should use to safely do this. For example. Is it as easy as waiting 12 hrs. after my last Opana ER and then apply the patch (it's a 3 day patch) then take another ER once the 3 days has expired?
Avatar f tn I'm taking Opana ER 10 mg and it's not on the list of approved drugs for my new RX plan. Fentanyl patches weren't effective. What's a good substitute? oxymorphone is not listed but hydromorphone is.