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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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Fentyanl Patches
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I have a fentynal 100mg patch. I usually suck the gel out but this one is not gel its on sticky strip paper. so how do i get the medicine off now, suck on the paper? ## It's actually not safe to do so. Fentanyl is a very potent narcotic, it is actually over 80 times stronger than Morphine and using it in such a manner does create the very real risk of overdose. Learn more: The 100mcgs is the highest dosage patch available, so it is very dangerous. Are there any other questions or comments? ## You chew on it sticky side out. chew on it all day same affect as gel. I like them better ## What me and my boyfriend do with our fentynal patches is we cut little pieces off and just suck on that.. sticky side on my tounge :)
Updated 1 day ago.
i know fentanyl is supposed to be stronger than morphine however it does not control my severe back pain as well the ms continental 100 mg tr tid
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I know Fentanyl is supposed to be stronger than Morphine however it does not help me near 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 hav...
Updated 4 days ago.
Taper Down From 50mcg Fentanyl Patch To 25mcg Withdrawal Help
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So, I'm in a big big dilemma. For my own security and well being, I MUST come off my Fentanyl transdermal patch. I've Been using 50mcg/72 hours for about 6 mths straight. I have 3 of the 50mcg patches left and 4 of the 25mcg to help me taper off. I will no longer be using them anymore, just Norcos or oxymorphone IR. I'm absolutely terrified of withdrawals. My doc who put me on them has No idea what it's like to come off like this. Can someone please tell me if and how bad the withdrawals from going down that much will affect me? I can not take any benzos (Ativan, xanax, etc) I have come off the oxymorph about 75% in the last 2 mths. I'm literally freaking out. Again, I'm terrified but HAVE to do this for at least another 7 months. Any help would be appreciated. O...
Updated 4 days ago.
Fentanyl Patch Withdrawal Symptoms
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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 recognance. I had my 2nd colostmy surgery which elevated my pain mostly, hence quitting. I am having insomnia and terrible joint pain but never had I been more clairvoiant inn years. I take Advil for my back and work out 4 days a week which helps sweat the toxins out. Exercise releases natural endorphans which are like a synthetic morphine so my specailist says lol. Its up to each individual to face their own truth. When your ready to kick, you know. I wouldn't advise you to do what I did but that's always been my personality. I quit smoking this way as well. Its not for everyone. Good luck all. After the storm comes the sunshine, TRUST ME! ## HI Iceman, Thank...
Updated 7 days ago.
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...
Updated 8 days ago.
fentanyl patch with opana er
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I just need to know how long I have to wait from removing a fentanyl patch to taking an opana er. Fentanyl patch is 12mcg/h and opana er is 15mg. ## Hello, Purple! How are you? Were you provided with any instructions for switching? Other than possibly some time, there shouldn't be any other reasons to have to wait, since they are both narcotics and don't cancel each other out. 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. However, the Opana isn't as strong as the Fentanyl, so you may still experience some withdrawal effects, such as nausea, dizziness, chills, headache and diarrhea, as listed in the databases.
Updated 11 days ago.
Fentanyl Can I Just Go Cold Turkey When Quitting
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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 it with out side effects or withdrawls. Please tell me the proper way to get off this patch. Please help me, I have the doctor appointment tomorrow and want to know what to say. So far it sounds like his plan is just to take me off cold turkey. I am scared of withdrawls I am a mom of 5 kids and need to be ok. Please help. ## No, it is not safe to go cold turkey. I have had a doctor tell me that no one has ever died from withdrawal. Fentanyl withdrawal can slow or even stop your breathing. I have been on a 350 mcg dose of fentanyl patcheds every 48 hours for 10+ years. I was in a serious car accident w/ligament & tendon injury, then they thought chronic pain/arthriti...
Updated 12 days ago.
Fentanyl Transdermal System And Lyrica 200mg
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my husband just took a Fentanyl Transdermal System) along with lyrica 200mg and takes 10mg percocet 1 in am 1 in pm what will it do I am afraid for him. he he is very sleepy any idea ## I am not a Dr. That said, it would be helpful to know what dosage strength of FTD your Husband took. I don't think you have anything to be worried about. These are small doses and he prob. needs the rest. I can't say more tip I know the Dosage strength of the Fentanyl. . . . QEMSOZ ## How is he doing now? The sleepiness is normal, especially with the Fentanyl, since it is a very, very potent narcotic. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Combining it with the other medications can cause some depression of the central nervous system, which is likely contributing to his feeling drowsy. What you should...
Updated 12 days ago.
Sandoz Pharmacy
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ded 23 2012, my pharmacy told me they were unable to get all my fentanyl patches, i take 100mcg, 25mcg and 12 mcg. they were only able to get the 25s. ive looked all over the net to see if anyone else is talking about it, only saw one mention. but dont know if this is a permansnt thing or what. anybody else knoww what else is going on? i have sever chemical sensitivty and so this is the only i can tolerate. i was using the Mylan brand, for about 9 mo. then I noticed that i was getting really shaky, super fast heart rate from some of them, but not all. one box of the 100 would be ok, but then then next box, in the same batch and lot number, I couldnt tolerate. i ve sever neuroapthy, and cryoglobulinemia, so cant do with out. Im now allergic to all pills even antibitotics bad headache and...
Updated 13 days ago.
getting off fentenyl patch
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How long will it take and how dangerous to me . I have been on same 100 Mcgraw for approx 15 years for degeneration of disc , spinal stenois, 3 back surgeries at 4 levels and still some herniation going on but done with surgeries that just make it even worse and oh yea I also have knee damage in both knees but can still pop back into place not as painful as back. ## Hello, Annie! How are you? I'm sorry that you're in pain. If you were on it for that many years, it will likely take several months to do a proper slow and safe taper. This is a very potent narcotic, over 80 times stronger than Morphine, so you have to stop it very slowly, to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms and rebound pain. However, by working with your doctor, you can set up a proper tapering schedule and they can...
Updated 15 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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
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 ...  104
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 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...  14