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, 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 withd
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Will I have withdrawals if I take my first ever fentanyl patch off 19hours after my first patch ever? ## Hello, Bt! How are you? You may experience some mild withdrawal effects, as listed by the FDA, which may include nausea, dizziness and diarrhea, but they shouldn't be severe. Is the mediation causing you some type of problem?
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wearing fentanyl patch and getting surgery
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I am currently using 125 MCG fentanyl patches - 1 100mcg and 1 25mcg for chronic pain due to fibromyalgia and Addisons Disease. My orthopedic surgeon just informed me today that I have a large bone spur and a torn rotator cuff on my right shoulder. I have an appointment on Tuesday to see my pain mgmt specialist and I can discuss this with him but often he has mislead me with instructions on how to take my meds and vitamin supplements, one time landing me in the hospital in full blown Addisonian Crisis. My question is, if I need to have surgery soon, what am I going to do about wearing my patch? I know I cannot wear it during surgery and I heard that I have to ween off before surgery. I don't know what's the best to do. Any advise or personal experience will be greatly appreciate...
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Finding seller of Mallinckrodt Fentanyl Patches
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Is there a way to find out what brand pharmacys cary without calling them all? I am alergic to most but Mallinckrodt does not break my skin out and need to find a new place to buy. ## Unfortunately, no there isn't. However, if you have a regular pharmacy that you use, you can try asking them to order them in for you. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Is there a pharmacy that carries Mallinckrodt fentanyl patches in area zipcodes-27284 27409? ## I used to get my patches from CVS b/c they only carry Mylan brand patches. ## I live in San Diego, CA and Medical Center Pharmacy carries the Mallinckrodt Fentanyl Patches. ## Anytime my pharmacy doesn't have my med, they order it for me.
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fentanyl patches and problems with insurance and pharmacies
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I have been on fentanyl / Duragesic since 2005 when i was not longer able to take oral opioids as my stomach lining was eroding since then the first couple years while i was continuing care under one pain management office i had little problem filling them other than then not having them in stock and i had to wait one day. Since i move to PA and then back to FL and now again back to PA i have been having non stop issues between the medicare insurance and prior authorizations some periods every month and now my pharmacist tells me that the script was written out to be taken orally .. has anyone else had issues with just about every darn excuse they can give you sometimes having to go through withdrawal for weeks on end? I am just wondering and if so who can you turn to in order to get re...
Updated 18 hours ago.
 
fentanyl patch wearing out
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Hello. I am on the fentanyl patch, 125mcg every 72 hours. And ever since starting the patch I have been able to once again be more active. I exercise for an hour every morning and walk in the evening. My dr said the patch will last me 72 hours but by 48 and sometimes less, my pain begins to return and I start feeling withdrawl symptoms I use to feel on oxy or percs. I've tried telling my dr that I need to change every 2 days but he insists that this does not happen to anyone else. Does anyone here have the same issues? And are you feeling better results from different brands of the patch? ## Hello, Jessica! How are you? Your morning exercising may be causing the problem. There are actually warnings with the Fentanyl patch that tell you that anything you get hot, sweaty or overheated...
Updated 18 hours ago.
 
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 100 Transdermal System
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I have been treated with Fentanyl Transdermal System. I have gotten in what they call a donut hole and the price is a lot more than any person on Disability could ever afford. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks ## If you find a way to get the patch at a price someone on disability can afford let me know please buy insurance get up my cost from $2.50 to $40.00 and for that increase I would have to go without food or heat which do I choose. ## I'm also in the "donut hole"and I have to say no meds should cost $400 on disablity it's almost impossible, but my pain is so bad I just can't do without. I've had this pain for 17 yrs and I still keep going ## If you have medicare medco has a plan that has generic coverage thru the donut hole. I get my patched for $6 a mont...
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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 3 days ago.
 
Mallinckrodt Fentanyl Patch
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Does anyone know how it is made? Does it have the medicine woven into the fabric of the patch or is it in a pouch form? Thank you ## No, I'm sorry, due to the risks of then being abused, such as people trying to smoke the medication from a patch, they no longer publicly list the specifics of its make up. They are really only required to list it with the FDA safety filings anyway, so they can get away with doing this quite easily. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Have you gotten some manufactured by them from your pharmacy? ## If the patch has a gel filled pouch....what would the gel be there for if it wasn't impregnated with the medicine? ## I have been using Fentanyl patches for about 2 years, the 75 Mcg. I usually get the Mylan brand. Drug store was low on the Wty they had so...
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what are the side effects when u come off fentenal patch.
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I have been on the fentenal patch 50mg for the past 4 moknths change every 3 days, & am not taking them anymore because they give me migraines, did anyone experience that or any other side affects? Please share any that may have effective you.? Thank you! ## Hello, Sonya! How are you? As reported by the FDA, you may experience withdrawal effects from stopping them, which may possibly include nausea, dizziness, fever, chills, rebound pain and diarrhea. Fentanyl can cause headaches/migraines in some people that take it as a typical side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation. They can also be habit forming. When I tried them years ago, they may me very nauseous, so I couldn't keep anything down and it was very hard for me to stay awake and function. Can a...
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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.

NDC Database Records for Fentanyl: (124 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
  • 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.
  • 0378-9126 Fentanyl 62.5 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-9127 Fentanyl 87.5 ug/H Transdermal Patch by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0406-9000 Fentanyl Transdermal System 100 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-9012 Fentanyl Transdermal System 12.5 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-9025 Fentanyl Transdermal System 25 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-9050 Fentanyl Transdermal System 50 ug/H Transdermal Patch, Extended Release by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 104 more results ...

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


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