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 strong agonist at the μ-opioid receptors. Fentanyl is estimated to have about 80 times the potency of morphine.[7] Fentanyl was first made by Paul Janssen in 1960,[8] foll...

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fentanyl q48 but my doc claims FDA says NO MORE q48
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I have been prescribed Fentanyl every 48 hours for a few years now. Since this latest CDA recommendation, my pain clinic doctor has reduced me from 100mcg down to a 75mcg, and he claims he is required by CDA to lower me even more! I have severe chronic pain and I am 56 years old. But he claims the CDA wants all his patients drastically reduced or taken off meds. When I researched that claim and showed him that the CDA has only made suggestions, he is now saying the FDA doesn't want Fentanyl to be prescribed q48 anymore - he says he is now going to make me go a full 72 hours!! I cannot be reduced any further, I can barely function at work as it is because the pain is no longer under control now. Is he lying to me? How can they mandate Fentanyl must be worn 72 hours when there's s...
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Withdrawing from Fentanyl but No symptoms
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I've been on Fentanyl 100mch for over 7 yrs due to severe Neuropathic Pain in my right arm as well as Spinal Stenosis in my lower back. I also take Ultram 50mg for increased night pain. Due to an insurance issue it's been 8 days since my last patch. I feel no withdrawal symptoms. No dizziness, no nausea, no increased anxiety or sleep problems. I don't even feel an increased pain level. Is it too soon for symptoms, or does my body process Fentanyl differently? ## Hello, Kaasan! How are you? Some people don't, though we don't know why, but some people can just stop some medications like this and not experience withdrawals, or their symptoms are so mild that they aren't problematic. Are you still doing well? As listed by the FDA, the typical withdrawal side effects ...
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how long does a fentanyl patch last
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My dad has lung cancer and a rupture aorodia. And is blind and hospices. Has him on 25mcg/hr and they won't Change it 48 hr when it stops working has to be every 72 he put one on Monday. At 4pm and gets another one thru. Is this right and this is the only pain meds he on other than clonazepam 1mg. So is this right? Just wondering course he stays in pain ## Hello, Brandy! How is your dad doing? Yes, 72 hours is the normal dosing duration, though if necessary it can be changed every 48 hours. They can also raise the dosage, if necessary. 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. However, given his condition, they may reluctant to ...
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fentanyl gel patch
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what companies still make fentanyl gel patch ## Unfortunately, I can't find a list of all current manufacturers, since it can change at any given time, when one company takes over another, or decides to stop manufacturing it. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Have you tried checking with your pharmacist? They should have a list of what's available and let you know which manufacturer's product they can order. ## I tried calling pharmacies. .. been on them since 06 and they treat u like a junkiee. Malincroft was bought by PAR. They have the gels. Some pharmacists will order for u. If I dont used gels.. the pain starts the early second day...by night..im in wds. Name brand duragesic still uses gel... and they work the best!!!! Theyre lots of money... but for 15 100mcg pars... i...
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fentanyl gel patch - best generic pharmaceutical companies
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Are fentanyl gel patches better for pain relief than transdermal patches? What pharmaceutical companies make the gel patches and what would be the better company or companies to use? Thank you very much for your help.
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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 ...
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joint nerve ablations
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I have pain in my dislocated right hip... Has anyone out there had a hip joint nerve ablation? Did it work? I can no longer be prescribed the pain meds I was on due to new laws as of jan, 2016. Please help. ## The laws actually have not changed, other than to limit some of the amounts that can be prescribed, the rest are just recommendations that the DEA has issued, in order to try to gain better control of the opiate supply to help prevent theft and diversion, as well as to limit over prescribing and improper prescribing. The extra scrutiny from the government has caused many doctors to be afraid of prescribing controlled substances, but it is not against the law for them to do so. What type of doctor have you been consulting? A pain management specialist would likely be able to help y...
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is there a pill form of fentanyl
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I am on Mainland Fentanyl patches 100 milligram. I was wanting to know if it came in a pill form instead of the patches? ## Hello, Rita! How are you? Yes, there is a tablet form available, as well as lozenges, spray, and shots. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
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FENTANYL 50 MCG/HOUR TRANSDERMAL PATCH
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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 PATCH
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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...
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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, 0.3mg, 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: (142 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.
  • 122 more results ...

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


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