How Long Does A Fentanyl Patch Work

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how long does fentanyl patch take to work
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i am on oxycodone 15mg 4 times a day and 30mgs of methadone. I now added a 75mg patch of Fentanyl. Will the patch work? Will i feel the patch? It's been on for 3 hours and i don't feel any different. ## I'm on 30 to 40 mgs of methadone daily and 15 mgs of oxycodone daily. I ran out of my meds and cant fill my them until tomorrow. I was given 2 x 75mgs fentanyl patches to use for 24hrs. I can fill my meds tomorrow morning. I used one of the patches and i just put the other one on. Will i have withdrawals or should i be ok for 24 hours? I will have meds at 9:01am tomorrow morning. ...
Updated 1 month ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, Dec 21 '15, 6:38 AM
Fentanyl patch does it work for pain
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I have been on it for several months but I can't say it is very helpful. Also I seem to have a lot of trouble with achy legs, but I donteantto increase the dose and get addicted. Anyone else having this problem? ## Hello, Tina! How are you doing? I'm sorry that you're in pain. Not every medication works for everyone that tries it, unfortunately, so this might not be the right choice to help you. 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. When I tried it, while on pain management years ago, it worked very well for me, but when a friend tried it from his doctor it did nothing for him, at all. What other medications have you... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Fentanyl.
Tue, Dec 15 '15, 5:37 PM
Fentanyl Patch
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Hi I am on 25MCG Patches do you ever get used to the weird feelins in your head or is that the trade off for no pai? ## You mean they actually take you pain away? Do they make you sick to your stomach? If your only problem is a bit of a funny feeling in your hear, then I would say, deal with it. But be careful if you go out driving. If you are pulled over, and act kind of drunk, you will get a DUI. ## All the funny feelings will go away with time. Make sure your Dr. Will continue to treat you and not decide one day you don't need it no more when nothings changed. You'll get sick for a good four days from the withdrawal. No sleep, restless leg syndrome etc. great pain reliever just don't abuse it and it'll work great and in a short time you won't even know you have it... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Fentanyl.
Fri, Jun 29 '12, 11:43 AM
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 in wds. Name brand duragesic still uses gel... and they work the best!!!! Theyre lots of money... but for 15 100mcg pars... i... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fentanyl.
Thu, Sep 25 '14, 11:09 PM
how long does it take for my 50mcg patch to work
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I put on my 50mcg patch 15hrs ago. Should I not feel the full effect of relief by now? ## Dear Richard, yes, u should feel it by now. I use 2 b on the patch, but they never really worked well 4 me. Maybe your like I was or u need an increase.GOOD LUCK! ## Hello, Richard! How are you? A Fentanyl patch? If so, Cats68 is right and you should be feeling some effect by now. 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. But, they also don't work well for everyone. Have you informed your doctor, yet? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fentanyl.
Thu, Apr 24 '14, 4:31 PM
Morphine does not work on me will fentanyl patch work
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Morphine does not work on me will fentanyl patch work right now I am taking oxycodone 30 milligram 6 times a day for the past year how strong of a fentanyl patch should I be on my doctor suggested switching me to the fentanyl and I am worried that it won't work I have had 6 back surgery's and the oxycodone is not working anymore my tolerance has built up to high ## Hello, Nathan! How are you? Fentanyl is the strongest available, it's over 80 times stronger than Morphine. Your doctor will most likely have you start at the 25mcgs or 50mcgs dosage, since it's so potent to see how it works for you. 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 mout... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Morphine.
Wed, Sep 30 '15, 1:59 PM
Fentanyl Patch 100mg
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hi i have been on these patches for 4 months now but i still have pain ## Have you consulted your doctor? Do you have any medications for breakthrough pain? Usually, for proper pain management, something long acting like the Fentanyl is used and then some that works immediately, or a regular release medication, is also given for those times the pain is too much for the long acting medication to completely control. ## I am on 25mcgs of fentynal patches every 72 hours, plus 10/325 pecocet 1 every 4-6 hours for BT pain.The Percocet doesn't do much, and is very similar to my previous prescription of Norco and the patch isn't strong enough and runs out after 48 hours. I am going to ask for 48 hours, and 50mcgs on the patch, and switching to oxycontin for B.T. pain.Hows that sound to ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, Feb 18 '13, 1:35 AM
Fentanyl jelly patch
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what is the difference between liquid and jelly types ## I'am on 75 mcg of fentanyl patch jelly form. I found when i used the other fentanyl patches with the glue all over them i would break out from the glue. So what is the difference between the patches and do they work as well. I was told to use a steroid nasal spray under the patch before applying it, but everyone i've asked has never heard of using the spray before applying patch. So i've decided to just stay with the jelly form. Has anyone else had this problem and do the patches work the same jelly patches versus the ones with glue all over them. I'm still not getting much relief anyway, i've had chronic pain for some time and i'm only 52 but due to all my health problems i really don't have a life any... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fentanyl.
Wed, Jul 23 '14, 9:41 AM
Apotex Fentanyl patch
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These patches are lousy imo. Does anyone know which pharmacy regularly stocks other brands, not Apotex? I am on the 25 mcg patch. I live in Maine around only chain pharmacies. No private pharmacies around. I prefer Sandoz or Mylan as I have had both. Never the other brands but willing to try any other generic. Thanks for reading. ## Anyone can answer. You don't have to be from Maine. Thanks. ## I live in Canada, and I dont know if you can get TEVA Pharmaceuticals, but I use that Generic brand often and have no issues with it. Also, You could go brand name and get it from Jansen Pharmaceuticals. I have dealt with Jansen before about Fentanyl, they used to send me a box of 100 patch covers every 3 months to keep the patch from falling off. FREE. So I KNOW they will work with you. TRy ... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Fentanyl.
Sun, Dec 06 '15, 8:20 AM
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it is a patch that is called transdermal system and it says 25 mcg/hr and also says each transdermal system contains: 2.55 mg fentanyl Iam a first time user on this meaication what would it do to me????? ## Well, this can have some adverse effects. I am not sure if you have previously used narcotics, I know this should not be used by anyone who has not already built up a narcotic tolerance as it is a very, very strong med. 80 times stronger than Morphine as a matter of fact. My doctor tried taking from Darvocet to the patch 25s and I was so sick, for days, that I couldn't even hold down water, even when she gave me the strongest antinausea that she could. Some people love these, they can work wonders for pain, but they don't agree with some people, so you will basically have to ... ...
Updated 6 years ago in Fentanyl.
Thu, Aug 27 '09, 4:20 PM
Fentanyl-Not Working?
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Hello. I am on the Fentanyl 50mcg patch taken the standard way. Change every 72 hours. I have been on the patch for almost a week. I am on the patch for excruciating thigh and lower leg pain due to spinal problems.Tomorrow will be my third new patch. My questions are: I have yet to notice anything that seems like pain relief. Nothing. Should I have noticed any kind of relief by now, or does it take longer than I've allowed it so far. ## Hello, Greg! How are you? Yes, you should've noticed some pain relief within an hour or so of putting on the first one. However, it is possible that it just might not work for you. Have you contacted your doctor about it? This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizzines... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, Mar 24 '14, 2:08 PM
fentanyl not working
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Updated 6 years ago in Fentanyl.
Sun, Sep 06 '09, 8:51 PM
How Long Does Oxycodone Work
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I am being changed from 50mch every 48 hrs and 40 mg of hydrocodone a day to oxycodone and the doc only gave me 15 mg three times a day ir release and i am hurting bad. i have a feeling this is not even close to what i am use to. what should i do or say to my doc. i am working with the va military docs which are very strict. ## So you were on a Fentanyl patch that you changed every 48 hours and the Hydrocodone and they've now cut you down to 15mgs of Oxycodone 3 times a day? There's really no way this is going to work, you're going from a time release patch of the most potent narcotic available, down to just 45mgs a day of Oxycodone and that's not even taking the additional Hydrocodone into account. Did they say why they made the switch? Learn more Oxycodone details here... ...
Updated 7 days ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Feb 01 '16, 1:18 PM
Fentanyl patch defective ?
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My husband is on a 12 mcg ratio-fentanyl patch every 3 days for pain management..I've noticed there is writing on the patch when I put it on him, & when I take it off, the writing is gone..I assume that's the way it's supposed to work.. The patches in the last box still had ALL the writing on them when I removed them, & he hasn't been feeling well for over a week or so..I opened a new box & it's doing the same thing- - writing still there..I plan to contact the company, but it's a holliday here, drugstore, doctor, all unavailable..Any ideas ?? Is the writing a clue that the patch is, or isn't working ?? ## I have never heard of a patch that used such a thing to show that it was working. It may help if I could check it out more closely, what countr... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Fentanyl.
Wed, Jun 03 '15, 11:39 PM
norspan to fentanyl patch
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hi ive been on a norspan patch (15mg) for some months. methadone tablets before that for some yrs post lower back fusion, S1-L5 in 2003. the norspan patch has not covered the pain control so my specialist ordered an MRI and now I have a protruding disc at L4. this was to be expected I was told due to the extra workload on my lower back. I have been given the fentanyl patch and told that it will be increasing next visit but I was not told to just stop the norspan or ween off slowly? Due to constant itching on the norspan Im coming off at 5mg/week anyway but not sure if now I should just take patch off and be done with it? I do not want to if possible go thru to many withdrawal symptoms? Thanks for any answers ## I am in a similar situation. Have been taking norspan 20mg for over 12 month... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Fentanyl.
Thu, Jul 02 '15, 2:04 AM
Fentanyl patch falling off
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my patch keeps coming off prematurely. can you recommend a solution? ## You can buy Tegaderm at Walgreen's, it's an occlusive dressing and apply it over the patch and as long as you don't have adhesive allergies it should hold through showers, etc. until the next patch is needed. Sometimes happens, may ask doctor about changing brands, some do better than others, good luck. ## I had the same problem.Went to Walgreen's and purchased Nexcare (I believe that's the brand). It is a clear sticky cover which works keeping the patch on! Went swimming, showering & used the jacuzzi. At times it was difficult getting them off. Good luck. Judy ## The other posters are correct, sometimes something else is required to help keep them on, such as another adhesive product, or wat... ...
Updated 15 days ago in Fentanyl.
Sun, Jan 24 '16, 5:38 PM
fentanyl patch drowsiness
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Will the sleepiness go away after I have been on the fentanyl for a few months? ## I just started the 25mcg patches w Norco 5-325 for bt pain. He upped me to 50 mcg and I can hardly stay awake on day 2. I can barely function. Will I get used to it or do I need to back down to 25. The pain level is great w the 50, tolerable w 25 but much more comfortable with 50 but I can't function, I have to work. I started on the 50 patches on Jan 5th. Any experiences would be appreciated, never taken any narcotics before this. ## Hello, Claudia and Bev! How are you both? Yes, side effects are usually transient and tend to improve, as your body gets used to the medication. The FDA lists this as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause other side effects... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Fentanyl.
Fri, Jan 30 '15, 8:02 PM
fentanyl patch withdrawals
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this is to pat thanks for the input i am interested in how you were treated with pain meds with hep c and if you have received treatment and the results i am 12 days off the ptch, 5 days off my tabs and i have become intolerable to live with, i can not work until i get some kind of medicine i can use that will help and that is why i am interested in the suboxone,i have an appointment with a pain management doctor in 3 weeks and have to just be honest and tell him i have no insurance so i have been buying my pain medicine, thanks for listening, my family says thay can live with me on my meds but having trouble when i dont, so i am making my grown daughters and husband despise me, the sweats are still here but not as bad at night, have no desire to even look at food,will u share with me i... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Fentanyl.
Fri, Oct 21 '11, 4:40 PM
Sandoz fentanyl patchSCTQY
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Does anyone know if/when sandoz fentanyl patches will become available again? ## No, I'm sorry, I don't have any information on any current problems. Have you tried asking your pharmacy? They'd have access to the most current information on any availability problems, since they are alerted immediately by the FDA and the information we have is generally delayed, since this site does not manufacture, nor dispense any medications. This is a very potent narcotic analgesic and it may cause side effects, such as: nausea, dizziness, constipation and dry mouth. ## I think it is gone I was on it and it worked great the only one left is Watson brand it works almost as good as the sandose and it has the gel in it the other ones do not work try them I think you will like them good luck ...
Updated 4 years ago in Fentanyl.
Thu, Jul 28 '11, 6:58 AM
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch
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## I HAVE TAKEN FENTANYL TRANS PATCHES FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW,DUE TO ENDEMETRIOSIS,BEWARE WHEN YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL,YOUR BODY COULD BUILD UP A RESISTANCE TO MORPHINE,MINE DID AND ON THREE OCCASSIONS DOCORS DIDNT LISTEN WHEN TOLD MORPHINE DIDNT WORK,LEFT IN AGONY ON ALL OCCASSIONS ONE TIME IT WAS FOR MAJOR SURGERY,I FEEL ALL SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS,HAS IT HAPPENED TO ANY ONE ELSE? PLEASE LET ME KNOW SHIRLEY ## my daughter was given 75mg patches and dismissed from the hospital at noon one day and died at l0:30 the next morning due to overdose. She was a cystic fibrosis patient that had breathing problems and weighed at her best 89 pounds. She was given this drug for minor discomfort and pain when other drugs with a lot less risk could have been tryed and could have eased her discomfort. ... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Fentanyl.
Wed, Jun 10 '15, 9:29 AM

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