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 r...

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fentanyl patch withdrawal symptoms and duration
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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...
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does anyone take fentanyl patch and it burns my arm
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My Fentanyl patch burns my arm and makes my arm and fingers hurt terribly. I put it on my back and the pain was so bad I ended up at the hospital. When I took a breath my left side hurt so bad I could only take little breaths - Did anyone else have this problem? My doc said it is the adhesive I put over the patch, otherwise the fentanyl patch falls off in 1 day. ## Hello, Timster! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. That seems very odd, even for using extra adhesive to hold it on. Have you tried consulting another doctor and getting a second opinion? What did the hospital attribute the problem to? The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, ...
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Been on fentenyl for yrs for back pain, want off.
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If I'm on 150 every 72 hrs and want to get totally off by next dr appt on my own safely... Can I step down by 25mg every 3 days without causing major withdrawal. Feel like I'm seeing a drug pusher. Had hips replaced and back surgery and ddd and lupus and just keep getting put on medicines. Can I do this and get off safely by my next appt sept 10? ## Hi Gigi! I would suggest tapering VERY slowly. It might be best to speak with your doctor and taper under his supervision so you don't have bad withdrawals. ## Hello, Gigi! How are you? I have to agree with Cats68 here. (And a huge thank you to Cats68!) Fentanyl is a very potent narcotic, over 80 times stronger than Morphine, so too rapid of a taper could be very dangerous. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analges...
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Can You Cut The Fentanyl Patch In Half
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I asked my doctor the same question yesterday, she said "no", because once it hits the air, the strength starts to dissipate, or weaken. So she put me on the lowest dose, as I hope to get off them and all meds eventually. ## No, you can't cut it in half and the reason for it is because it is time released and cutting the patch could cause you to get too much of the medication at once, which may result in a dangerous overdose. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Are there any other questions or comments? ## What about the new style without the gel. You know like the nicotine patches Can you cut those ones half? and just cut your dose.. thanks.. Dave ## I have been using the Mylan matrix (non-gel) patches for some time now and have had no problems with cutting them. I remove 1/6...
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Shortage in Package
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I think I had a shortage in my box this month of fentanyl patches. Usually there are 5 per box. I started to change my patch this evening and I only had two in the package. There should had been 3. This is one of the few times that I didn't count my patches upon opening the box. I have a routine in the evenings when it is time for the change of the patch. So my husband and I spent time trying to construct my procedures for the last couple of changes trying to see if there was a possibility that I dropped one in the floor and it slid under something. Has anyone else had a problem with shortage of patches in your boxes? ## I have been on fentyal pain patches I have constant pain the first month I had the 25mg now second month he put me on 50 mg this time there is a shortage I'm mi...
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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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Does a fentanyl patch go bad ?
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I found a fentanyl patch in the closet that's probably 3 months old , it wasnt ever used but it's out of its packaging . Can I still use it ? ## Hello Hunter, Yes like all medications they have an expiration date. I'm looking right now at some old 100mcg/hr for 72 hours that I use to use. I got them from the pharmacy about 6 months ago and their expiration date is Aug. 2016 So that would be about a 1 year and 8 months expiration since it was dispensed. As long as the backing hasn't been removed it should be OK and stick to the skin. Be sure to apply it where you have the most fat tissue for best absorption. DO NOT try and ingest any part of the patch's active ingredient. It can cause an overdose! The total amount of Fentanyl in the 100mcg/hr patch is 11mg total and t...
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Fentanyl patch takes about 12 hrs to get into your system
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There seams to be an unbelievable amount of misinformation going about Drug take about 12 hours to get into your system.a 25 patch is a relative low dose. If you are having all sorts if problems without it, for god sake call your dr. Patches usually have about 4 days worth drugs . If you are running out leave patch on for 4 days, and then you have 12 hours in you body that hasn't gotten to your blood system I have on a 100 patch and get a percocet every 4 hours: muscle relaxer and another pain medication every 8 hours, ## If you are having withdrawal symptoms after taking off a 12.5 patch, see a mental health specialist. Everyone here, please go to the web and search on the drugs you are taking, come back here and help people ## Hi Ron, Thanks for sharing your input on the Fentanyl ...
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Fentanyl Withdrawal Help
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Hi all. I have seen a lot of posts in the drugs forum about Fentanyl withdrawal. I too have been struggling with the withdrawal symptoms for 10 days now. Trust me when I say it DOES and WILL get easier. I know that if you have just recently started a taper or have gone cold turkey because a taper hasn't worked for you, you're probably not feeling very well right now.Trust me when I say it will get better. It may take weeks to finally feel normal again, but the worst will be over before you know it! I was on 100mcg/hr for about a year, and just recently tapered to 12.5 but went through withdrawal anyhow. Here are a few things that might help, and that have helped me get through the worst of it. ****REMEMBER***** To consult your doctor before pulling yourself off any medication :)...
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is oravescent still available
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I was on the original trial 4 or the scent in December 2006 is it still available by prescription ## Hello, Mikel! How are you? This contained the active ingredient Fentanyl and it is still available via prescription in several forms. The tablets from Cephalon are now called Fentora. The FDA classifies this medication as 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?
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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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