Fentanyl

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



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) is a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action.[6] It is a potent agonist of μ-opioid receptors in the brain. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine,[7] but some fentanyl analogues, which are designed to mimic the p...

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is fentanyl really 80x stronger than morphine?
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if fentanyl is 80x stronger than morphine, how much morphine will I have to take if I'm on 25mg fentanyl. sounds scary ## Hello, Kim! How are you? You're on 25mcgs of Fentanyl? You'd need only about 7.5mgs of Morphine. This is 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. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Yes, Fentanyl is 80% stronger. ## None. If you are taking Fentanyl you should have no need to take morphine. ## I have been researching most of the day and absolutely cannot find an answer to my question. I have metastatic breast cancer. My oncologist had me on 60mg mscontin, which I take every 12 hours. I was also on 20mg oxycodone every 4 hours for b...
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I know fentanyl is supposed to be stronger than morphine however it does not control my severe back pain as well
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I know Fentanyl is supposed to be stronger than Morphine however it does not help me nearly as much! I wish so bad that I could go back to MS Contin TR 100 mg three times a day with Morphine Instant 30 my PRN for break through pain. That worked so much better than Dilaudid or Fentanyl to me but I had to change doctors and now I can't get what works best! This leaves me in bed 90 % of the time! This SUCKS!!! This is not what I became a RN to do!!! ## Hello, Sis! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're in pain. Not every medications works well for everyone that tries it, regardless of how strong they are and your doctor should be aware of that. According to the NIH, it's normal to sometimes have someone that has to try several, before finding one that works best or having ...
Updated 1 day ago.
 
pain medication stronger than fentanyl How can I get with
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I was given 150 mg of fentany patches I change every three days also the doctor gave me Hydromophone 8mg six three times a day. This medication was given to me over ten years ago for fibromyalgia. I have been taken a very powerful and deadly dose of narcotics and other medications for years. Now the doctors wont to take the medications away from me. I have wing myself off half of what was persubscribe to me at the doctors office. My body is in so much pain everday no doctor want to help me. The doctor that prescribed this medication to me will not accept me back as a patient. What can I do ? ## Dear Rose, Sorry to hear about your situation with pain management. Unfortunately I don't know of anything a doctor could prescribe that is as strong or stronger than Fentanyl. But seeing how...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Fentanyl Patches Killing people!
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I would like to know WHY the FDA has not taken the Fentanyl Patch off the market? This drug is being handed out like candy. Anyone who is not terminal or under Hospice care or in a hospital invironment should not be using this drug. Why would a person be prescribed a medication that is 80 times stronger than morphine for a backache. I do not believe patients know how powerful this medication is.The warning should be labled in RED. When are you FDA going to realize This medication is killing while relieving pain! I know because it killed my son. ## Very sorry to hear that you lost your son, from use of this medication. As to the warnings, those used by the FDA are black box warnings, to alert people to serious risks. While it can be dangerous, since it is so powerful and often abuse, it ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
I Need Help With Getting Prescriptions without Insurance
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I just moved from Pa down to Virginia then i lost my medicaid..So i have late stage lyme disease and i take precocet 10-325 then Fentantyl Patch 50 MCG/HR at one patch every 72 hours and a couple of other meds and i am at a loss because i have max 14 days untill my fentanyl is going to start going out of my body and my withdrawls will start soon then i will be in some extreme pain and going threw some of the worst withdrawls ever ...so i have no income and cant get my medicine...does anyone know what i can do? ## I don't know anything about Medicade, it would seem that if you qualified in one state you would in another. I would contact the companies that make your meds and ask about any programs they might have to assist you. I have M.S. plus CP from a failed back surgery and am on ...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Fentanyl patches turning pink within hours and falling off
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My father has recently started on these patches after a second full knee replacement and being on other pain killers for nearly 3 years now. The first 2 weeks they worked fine, lasting the 3 days gradualy turning from blue to pink then leaving a sticky residue that was quite hard to get off afterwards...the last few times, they are turning pink straightaway (within 3 hours) and falling off within 24...I'm really scared they aren't slow-release and it will cause damage in some way. Sorry my post is not so detailed as I need things explaining simply. I'm just so worried about him as he's very poorly at the moment and depressed too. ## Have you talked to his doctor, or pharmacist about it? I do know that some patches put out were found to be defective, but I am not sure if ...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
fentanyl patch withdrawal symptoms and duration
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i have post surgical lower back pain. was in 50 mcg patch and had side effects and so decided to wean off. i finished with the 12 mcg patch a week ago and am still suffering from periodic nausea, irritability, daily joint and muscle pain, but the worst is the consistent restless legs. it is driving me crazy. my doctor says that is not withdrawal. is he right? i don't think so. if it is withdrawal, what can i do about it and how long will it last? i am going crazy. ## Of course it can be from the withdrawal, your doctor might be surprised if he talked to some former addicts and learned the various things they suffered, when withdrawing from their drug of choice and you don't have to be abusing a medication for such things to happen. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Fentanyl is a...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Putting Patches Over Tattoos
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I've used just about every area on both my arm for patch placement except over a tattoo on my right arm. The tattoo is over 30 years old but it was done with a lot ink saturation. Can the patch be applied directly over this? I've never put one there because I thought it might inhibit the medicine from penetrating. Any help is greatly appreciated. This is my second post. ## Yes, you can place it over your tatts. My arms are sleeves and I am on 100 every 48 hours for chronic pancreatitis. ## has anyone tryed the new sandoz 75mcg transderm patch. just got them. And have been haveing bad stomach problems?? ## Yes you can put a patch over a tattoo I had one on my lower abbs and had no problem,but should alternate where you put it every time,arm upper backside,but not on the waist. ##...
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Fentanyl Sweating
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I am a 33 yr old woman being treated by Pain Mgmt Dr. for chronic pain as a result of 3 failed elbow surgeries and nerve damage. My current dosage is 50mcg/hr every 48 hrs with up to 4 oxycodone per day for break through pain. I know the patch is suppose to be a good medication for pain control, but I am really considering asking to change to a different medication because of the sweating problems I have on the Fentanyl and I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I am constantly drenched sinced I have been on the patch. Dr tried hytrin to control sweating, but all that did was cause me to bloat. I tried HRT for a year to see if that would help...no luck, still sweating. I sleep with only a sheet over me and window open at night and still wake up soaked from sweat. If I do a...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
fentanyl oral transmucosal, lozenges or Subsys spray
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I was on Actiq for 15yrs then my Dr. retired and the new replacement Dr. switched me to subsys. Every month I would ask to go back on lozenges (sucker type/lollipop). Then jan 5th of this yr 2016. he stopped treating me cold turkey.....I should say abruptly stopped. The quality of my life has gone down hill. I have to broken hips (femoral head off). I can not have surgery because I am a paraplegic, but have sensation in my hips but am not weight baring and have a big history of MRSA...I went through horrible withdraw, was a crazy person, now I don't do anything anymore. I use to be active and swam and worked out and did Doberman rescue, now I never leave the house, and am miserable with pain...I think about killing myself all the time. I finally found a Dr. in June who wrote formora...
Updated 8 days ago.
 

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, 0.3mg, 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.

NDC Database Records for Fentanyl: (148 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-6900 Fentanyl 25 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-6901 Fentanyl 50 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-6902 Fentanyl 75 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-6903 Fentanyl 100 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7865 Fentanyl Citrate 200 ug/1 Oral; Transmucosal Lozenge by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7866 Fentanyl Citrate 400 ug/1 Oral; Transmucosal Lozenge by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7867 Fentanyl Citrate 600 ug/1 Oral; Transmucosal Lozenge by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7868 Fentanyl Citrate 800 ug/1 Oral; Transmucosal Lozenge by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7869 Fentanyl Citrate 1200 ug/1 Oral; Transmucosal Lozenge by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7870 Fentanyl Citrate 1600 ug/1 Oral; Transmucosal Lozenge by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0245-0420 Fentanyl 25 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0421 Fentanyl 50 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0422 Fentanyl 75 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0423 Fentanyl 100 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0378-9119 Fentanyl 12 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-9121 Fentanyl 25 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-9122 Fentanyl 50 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-9123 Fentanyl 75 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-9124 Fentanyl 100 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-9125 Fentanyl 37.5 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 128 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Fentanyl or a similar ingredient: (14 results)


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