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Fentanyl

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

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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/HOUR TRANSDERMAL PATCH
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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Fentanyl Withdrawal - Day 7 w/ intermittent Norco: Anyone have ideas how much longer?
I was on 75mcg since about March of 2013 for a comp injury. It was a game changer b/c it allowed me to walk again, pain free. But, in the end it became a necessary evil. Drs wouldn't touch me b/c I was on it. No pain control after surgeries, etc. I've wanted off of it for some time and finally started a taper a few months back under the supervision of a pharmacist and doctor. The plan was to taper me down a little then switch me to the Butrans patch. HOWEVER, due to comp/insurance issues, I was forced to STOP it completely at a 50 mcg as of Friday, tho I was given Norco to take the edge off. Night before last was the worst. My body wouldn't "settle down", if you will, but there wasn't a damn thing I could do about it. I also had a new type of pain in my hands/calves
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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 with the 12 mcg patch a week ago and am still suffering from peroidic nausea, irritability, daily joint and muscle pain, but the worst is the consistant restless leggs. 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 i...
Updated 1 day ago.
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15 years on 100meq of fentanyl patch use
I have chronic back pain from a major car accident . I have been on the fentanyl. Patch 100 mcq every other day. Yesterday I went to my dr and she told me about some new law our wonderful government has imposed. According to her fentanyl, subutex, and methadone are all in this list of drugs that the government has decided to attack. There is some number associated with each drug and then it's multiplied. By the mg of what ever medicine you are taking if the number is over 200 it puts you in a red class and that is a NoNo. I have been on this for 15 years and my dr just totally refused to write another script staring that she would be in trouble with the government if she continued to write it. She did offer a 2 week supply of a much lesser medication and said I could go I a pain cli...
Updated 2 days ago.
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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 and not sure it is related to the decrease in the med. It's been 20 days on the 25 micro-gm and I'm going crazy. I need to keep rocking, moving in any way b/c my body is very restless. Is this a symptom of withdrawal and what do I do? I cannot take it any more. ## Yes, that can be caused by withdrawal, you probably jumped down in dosage a little too fast. This med is very, very strong, 80 times stronger than Morphine and it has a half-life of 17 hours, so that means once you take off the patch, it takes 17 hours until it has dwindled to 50% off the full dose in your body, then it slows and actually takes 3 or 4 days before it is all out of your system. So if y...
Updated 2 days ago.
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Fentanyl Patches 100mg not doing jack squat
Hi I'm on 100 I do know when they run but they don't desalt seem to do much what is better then this for osteo pain? Thanks ## The 100mcg Fentanyl patches are actually the strongest narcotic analgesic on the market, it's over 80 times stronger than Morphine. Learn more Fentanyl details here. What other medications have you tried? How long do you wear each patch? ## Fentanyl should NEVER be used for osteo pain. It works on nerve pain but I've never know it to work on knee replacement, etc. 100 mcg/hr is the MAXIMUM dose. Any more than that can be FATAL. I'm not a physician, but I'd recommend Naproxin 500 mg twice a day. It is the active ingredient in Alieve BUT it is the prescription strength and is cheaper than any other drug I've found that works. Fentanyl s...
Updated 3 days ago.
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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 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 3 days ago.
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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 SECOND DAY THE PATCH WON'T STAY ON.THEN YOU USE MORE THAN WHAT IS PERSCRIBED AND YOU RUN OUT OF PATCHES AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY WON'T PAY FOR ANY MORE THAN PERSCRIBED,THEN COMES WITH DRAW ? ## The information I received with my patches indicate that the patch should not get wet. I have the same problem. In reading other post, there is a clear cover that can be obtained to protect the patch from water. I have not researched for any sourses, but will soon. I will contact you again if I find a resonable sourse, unless I see another post answers your question. This drug scares me, I have expereniced the DT's with much weaker drugs, and I would not wish that 10 d...
Updated 3 days ago.
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Find A Doctor in San Antonio,TX
fentynayl patches - we need MDs willing to prescribe to those that suffer ## You're looking for a doctor in that area that will prescribe these and treat multiple people? I really don't think it's going to be possible to a guarantee for either one. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Most doctors are going to shy away immediately if you're asking for a certain medication, because they'll view that as drug seeking behavior. What is the issue that needs treated? ## Try Consultants in Pain, they were one of the first pain management groups in San Antonio. They will prescribe anything, if it is warranted.
Updated 4 days ago.
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fentanyl 150mg
Hi I have been on oxynorm 100ml a day and 150mg fentanyl patches every three days I want to stop the oxynorm liquid does anyone no what the sideaffects will be Many thanks Dean
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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 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...  136
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 ...  92
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...  71
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...  38
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
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Fentanyl Transdermal Patch ## I HAVE TAKEN FENTANYL TRANS PATCHES FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW,DUE TO ENDEMETRIOSIS,BEWARE WHEN YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL,YOU...  14
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...  13