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Fentanyl

FDA Approved: October 4, 1993
Pharm Company: ANESTA
Category: Pain Relief



Fentanyl Overview

This audio file was created from a revision of the "Fentanyl" article dated 2011-12-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. (Audio help) More spoken articles Fentanyl (also known as fentanil, brand names Sublimaze,[3] Actiq, Durogesic, Duragesic, Fentora, Matrifen, Haldid, Onsolis,[4] Instanyl,[5] Abstral,[6] Lazanda[7] and others[8]) is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action.[9] It is a strong agonist at the μ-opioid ...

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Fentanyl 50 Mcg H And Morphine Sulfate Cr 30 Mg Tab Togather Together
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Can fentanyl 50 mcg/h and morphine sulfate cr 30 mg tab , be taken togather at the same time ? ## Have you consulted a doctor? Where they prescribed to be used together? Since these are both controlled release medications, they are rarely used together, in this manner, due to the risks it can cause, since they both cause depression of the central nervous system. This is usually only done in cases of very severe, chronic pain, where the person has already built up a tolerance to the narcotics and is no longer getting effective relief from them. Normally, if someone is using the Fentanyl patch and requires a medication for breakthrough pain, they are given a regular release or instant release medication. ## Did a doctor prescribe these? If so, did one doctor prescribe the morphine and one...
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fentanyl patch drowsiness
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Will the sleepiness go away after I have been on the fentanyl for a few months? ## I just started the 25mcg patches w Norco 5-325 for bt pain. He upped me to 50 mcg and I can hardly stay awake on day 2. I can barely function. Will I get used to it or do I need to back down to 25. The pain level is great w the 50, tolerable w 25 but much more comfortable with 50 but I can't function, I have to work. I started on the 50 patches on Jan 5th. Any experiences would be appreciated, never taken any narcotics before this. ## Hello, Claudia and Bev! How are you both? Yes, side effects are usually transient and tend to improve, as your body gets used to the medication. The FDA lists this as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause other side effects...
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Family reaction to the use of Fentanyl
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I need to ask if anyone using Fentanyl has had a horrible family reaction to their use of Fentanyal. I am a 69 year old female that has advanced spinal stenois. I have chronic pain and I am limited to a wheel chair because I have no balance anymore. . I do have a full time job and use the chair at work. I thank God everyday for fentanyl with out it I wouldn’t have any life at all. At this time I am on 75 mgs and I have Percocet 10-325 for break through pain. My doctor is very careful with my dosage because I will need more Fentanyl at a later date. My family won’t stop telling me to just accept the pain and stop the Fentanyl. They make me feel like I am weak and a quitter because I use Fentanyl. Anyone else have this problem? I feel so alone. ## Hi Margaret! I'm sorry th...
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Getting off 50mcg/hr Fentanyl Transdermal patch
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I've been on 50mcg/hr Fentanyl Transdermal patch, for 9 years. I've had 4 major back surgeries and kidney stones and the patch does not work any more take the patch every 48 hours and now i'm going to a pain clinic and told them that i want off the patch;they told me to leave the patch on for 72 hours and they would give me 10mg off oxycodone to take 3 times a day. Is that enough because i'm hurting in such a way i cannot explain,i have been taking up to 4 or 5 a day and it seems to help a little better. what do you think i should do?
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Fentanyl Transdermal Patch
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## I HAVE TAKEN FENTANYL TRANS PATCHES FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW,DUE TO ENDEMETRIOSIS,BEWARE WHEN YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL,YOUR BODY COULD BUILD UP A RESISTANCE TO MORPHINE,MINE DID AND ON THREE OCCASSIONS DOCORS DIDNT LISTEN WHEN TOLD MORPHINE DIDNT WORK,LEFT IN AGONY ON ALL OCCASSIONS ONE TIME IT WAS FOR MAJOR SURGERY,I FEEL ALL SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS,HAS IT HAPPENED TO ANY ONE ELSE? PLEASE LET ME KNOW SHIRLEY ## my daughter was given 75mg patches and dismissed from the hospital at noon one day and died at l0:30 the next morning due to overdose. She was a cystic fibrosis patient that had breathing problems and weighed at her best 89 pounds. She was given this drug for minor discomfort and pain when other drugs with a lot less risk could have been tryed and could have eased her discomfort. ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
FENTANYL 50 MCG/HOUR TRANSDERMAL PATCH
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I WAS PRESCRIBED THE 50 MCG/HR FENTANYL PATCH FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN & DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE. I WAS GIVEN THE PRESCRIPTION SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. I JUST GOT IT FILLED 2 DAYS AGO BECAUSE I'M AFRIAD TO USE IT. I HAVE READ ALL THE PATIENT INFO, RESEARCHED IT ON THE NET & TALKED TO SEVERAL PHARMACISTS AS WELL AS MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. ALL OF THE PHYSICIANS & PHARMACISTS TELL ME THAT THE PATCH WILL HELP ME WITH THE DAILY PAIN. THEY SAY THAT THE PATCH SHOULD NOT CAUSE ME ANY HARM BUT THE ONE TING THAT'S STOPPING ME FROM USING IT IS THE RESPIRATORY SIDE EFFECTS & POSSIBLE OVERDOSE. I'M SEEKING SOME ADVISE FROM PEOPLE THAT HAVE USED THIS DRUG BEFORE WHETHER IT WAS A GOOD OR BAD OUTCOME. I AM OPOID TOLERANT BECAUSE I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS PAIN FOR THE LAST ...
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is it okay to chew a fentanyl 50mg pain patch
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ive been given fentanyl 50mg pain patches an i was just wondering if its okay to cut one in half an chew on it? ## I would say definitely NOT - The Fentanyl transdermal patch is supposed to be absorbed by the body gradually. If you were to chew on it you would be taking a very dangerous risk - this is a very strong medication! Chewing on it would essentially release 3 days worth of of a narcotic into your body which is more powerful than morphine! Please post back with any other thoughts you have about this and please be safe! ## Obviously, chewing the patch is unsafe, but again...people are going to chew them. You can chew em as long as you take only small portions at a time. Just moderate yourself and don't overdue it. ## Keep in mind that fentanyl patches are close to 80 TIMES mo...
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fentanyl absorption
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pain control medication for person that has had 15 abdominal surgeries.Abdominal muscle damage, 2 bypasses, 40% of stomach removed, exploratory to locate appendix, attachment of liver to stomach, gallbladder removed, abdominal abcesses. ## Hello, Grinch! How are you? In such cases, the Fentanyl skin patch is usually prescribed, that why it bypasses the stomach, so there is nothing to hinder its absorption. It is a very potent medication, over 80 times stronger than Morphine and each patch is worn for 48 to 72 hours, depending on the person's pain levels and tolerance. The FDA lists this medication as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Oxyneos 60 Mg I need diff brakethrough pain meds
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My doctor for my pain condition is sending me to pain clinics to find out what I have for sure first it was fibromylaga then it was arthritus in my whole body at the young age of 19, put me on the oxy neos since in canada there is no oxycotin no more he put me on percoset for brake through pain then kept raising my oxy dose by 10 mg each time and tried me on diluadids for my brake through pain med since the percoset i didint find was working he then put me on fentanyal 50 mcg because I didit think the Oxy neos were working but I dont thik I gave them a long enough chance since i should wait for my dose to get higher then 60 , my patches never stayed on my skin i always has to medical tape them on and so forth that's why i want to go back on the neos because i thought i would int be ...
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How Long Does it take for fentanyl 25 mcg withdrawals to start and stop
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i have been on fentanyl 25mcg for about a yr. i am decreasing to 12.5 mcg for a week and then no more patches after. how long will it take to considering the info. will it take for the withdrawal to start and stop. i understand everyone is different. i will be taking valium 5mg for a couple days to ease the effects. any info would be great. ## Yes, everyone is different, so it really makes it hard to say, because it is going to vary. I stopped heavy doses of Oxycodone and Morphine cold turkey, after being on them for about 6 or 7 years for pain management and my withdrawal symptoms lasted for about a month. Hopefully the Valium will help. Has your doctor given you any other advice? ## Thanks for ur info. Several yrs ago I stopped fiorcet w codeine (on it for 4 yrs) and it took about tha...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Fentanyl
  • Film: 0.2mg, 0.4mg, 0.6mg, 0.8mg, 1.2mg, 1200mcg, 200mcg, 400mcg, 600mcg, 800mcg
  • Film, Extended Release: 100mcg/hr, 100ugm/hr, 12.5mcg/hr, 12.5ugm/hr, 25mcg/hr, 25ugm/hr, 50mcg/hr, 50ugm/hr, 75mcg/hr, 75ugm/hr
  • Injection: 0.05mg/ml
  • Lozenge: 1200mcg, 1600mcg, 200mcg, 400mcg, 600mcg, 800mcg
  • Powder: 100%
  • Spray: 0.1mcg, 0.1mg, 0.2mcg, 0.2mg, 0.4mcg, 0.4mg, 0.6mcg, 0.6mg, 0.8mcg, 0.8mg, 1.2mg, 1.6mg, 100mcg, 400mcg
  • Spray, Metered: 0.1mg, 0.4mg, 100mcg, 400mcg
  • Tablet: 0.1mg, 0.2mg, 0.3mg, 0.4mg, 0.6mg, 0.8mg, 100mcg, 200mcg, 300mcg, 400mcg, 600mcg, 800mcg
  • Troche/lozenge: 0.1mg, 0.2mg, 0.3mg, 0.4mg, 0.6mg, 0.8mg, 1.2mg, 1.6mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms I'm trying to wean myself off the Fentanyl patch. I went from 75 micro-gms to 50 now I'm on 25. Having a problem...  1446
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FENTANYL PATCH CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO KEEP THE PATCH FROM COMING OFF AFTER SECOND DAY ? I SHOWER A COUPLE TIMES A DAY AND ON THE SEC...  143
fentanyl patch withdrawal symptoms and duration i have post sirgical lower back pain. was in 50 mcg pat. ch and had side effects ans so decided to wean off. i finished ...  111
Fentanyl Can I Just Go Cold Turkey When Quitting My doctor has had me on the 100 fentanyl patch for 1 year now. He is going to take me off it. Can you just stop taking i...  74
Fentanyl Patches Killing people! I would like to know WHY the FDA has not taken the Fentanyl Patch off the market? This drug is being handed out like can...  40
Fentanyl Abuse New Article! Many people are concerned about using this drug, and we have had many posters talk about wanting to abuse these types of...  30
fentanyl patches and problems with insurance and pharmacies I have been on fentanyl / Duragesic since 2005 when i was not longer able to take oral opioids as my stomach lining was ...  21
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch ## I HAVE TAKEN FENTANYL TRANS PATCHES FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW,DUE TO ENDEMETRIOSIS,BEWARE WHEN YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL,YOU...  16
Fentanyl Patch Withdrawal Symptoms I have been on the 100 mg patch and percocet for my chrons and colitis for years. Last week I went cold turkey on my own...  15