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,[6] Actiq, Durogesic, Duragesic, Fentora, Matrifen, Haldid, Onsolis,[7] Instanyl,[8] Abstral,[9] Lazanda[10] and others[11]) is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action.[12] It is a strong agonist at the μ-opioi...

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How Long Does it take for fentanyl 25 mcg withdrawals to start and stop
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i have been on fentanyl 25mcg for about a yr. i am decreasing to 12.5 mcg for a week and then no more patches after. how long will it take to considering the info. will it take for the withdrawal to start and stop. i understand everyone is different. i will be taking valium 5mg for a couple days to ease the effects. any info would be great. ## Yes, everyone is different, so it really makes it hard to say, because it is going to vary. I stopped heavy doses of Oxycodone and Morphine cold turkey, after being on them for about 6 or 7 years for pain management and my withdrawal symptoms lasted for about a month. Hopefully the Valium will help. Has your doctor given you any other advice? ## Thanks for ur info. Several yrs ago I stopped fiorcet w codeine (on it for 4 yrs) and it took about tha...
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On Fentanyl How Long To Wait Take Suboxone
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i am on 100 mcg fentanyl patch every 48 and given the certain amount of waste each month with one or more galling off and whatnot i keep a couple suboxone from an old script on hand. how long should i wait to take a half an eight mg sub.??? thank you in advance ## To prevent them falling off, you might want to try using some waterproof medical tape to help keep them on, they also sell a clear sticky patch that can be used over them and it is fine to do so, unless your doctor has given you specific instructions not to. Learn more Fentanyl details here. Learn more Suboxone details here. As to the Suboxone, along with the narcotic Buprenorphine, it also contains Naloxone, which is used to help prevent the abuse of other opiates, while someone is under treatment with it, thus you have to be...
Updated 21 hours ago.
 
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... some people need faster pain relief. That being the case don't over do it, and work with your doctor to ensure you're being safe. ## Keep in mind that fentanyl patches are close to 80 TIMES more poten...
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Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms
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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 1 day ago.
 
started fentanyl 50mg 2 days ago with 15mg breakthru and pain is intolerable it safe to take 30mg roxicodone patch
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I have had severe chronic nerve pain in my lower back from a botch-up surgery for 7 yrs. I was taking roxicodone 30mg with percocet 5/325 for breakthur til 2 days ago, my doc prescribed fentynl patch 50mg along with 15mg roxicodone for breakthru. having serious pain, is it safe for me to double the 15? I feel like I would be literally double-dosing but the pain is intolerable. I hope someone out there can offer me some good advice or a solution. ## Hi Juliette, Sorry to hear about your challenges with pain. Based on your description, it looks like the doc has substituted the percocet as well as 15mgs worth of roxicodone for the fentanyl patch. And this is just my theory but it seems to me that he's trying to taper you down off the roxicodone, perhaps as a way to keep your tolerance ...
Updated 2 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 2 days ago.
 
pain management winston salem charlotte greensboro nc
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I moved to Winston Salem about 18 months ago. I'm currently driving 5 hours each month to see a primary care Dr who prescribes me fentanyl 100mcg x 48 hours + oxycodone 20mg 3day for breakthrough pain (which I feel I need to be bumped up bc since my gastric bypass my stomach only absorbs 1/3 of anybody oral meds) . I'm a 3 time cancer survivor and barely make it doing regular household functions. I also have pinched sciatica nerves slipped disk herniated rupture disks cluster headaches degenerated disk disease. I'm willing to drive a couple hours away and can pass all pill counts and drug checks. I prefer a primary care that treats pain or a pain management doctor w self referral. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME ASAP!!! ## I'm in Winston Salem NC and have a pinched...
Updated 4 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...
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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 :) ## Anyone looking for fentanyl patches? ## Yes, I do the same thing....
Updated 5 days ago.
 
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 :)...
Updated 6 days ago.
 

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: (136 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.
  • 116 more results ...

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


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