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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 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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Can I order fentanyl patches online with credit card?

Im in great pain. I'm a Vietnam vet and 66 years old . I have lot of nerve pain and severe back pain I can't find a doctor. I have been on fentanyl patches before 150 mcg, please let me know if I can fill a prescription of fentanyl online? ## Hello, Louis! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're suffering. However, it is illegal to obtain medications in such a manner. In the U.S. they require a doctor's prescription and regular doctor's visits to monitor their use. Have you tried your nearest VA? They usually have a pain management program. ## THE BEST AND ONLY WAY TO GET A FENTANYL PATCH PRESCRIPTIONS SEE A PAIN MANAGEMENT SECIALIST, BECAUSE IT IS A HIGHY ADDITVE MEICATION, NO OHE DOCOR OULD GIVE YOU A PRESCRIPTION FOR IT. I'M 56 YEARL OLD AND HAVE BEEN ON I...

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Fentanyl Patches Not Taken Properly

my husband started getting his stuff from drs then went to 2 or 3 drs and paid outta picket then they foumd out and cut him off he started buying on the street...fentanyl patches and cutting them into strips and putting them in his mouth to get his high..this is the course of about 10yrs now...i have finnlly had enough of being lied to and being broke so i said i will have to leave..he is on his 5th day of nothing and sill is puking and cant hold food or drink down....i hope to god he can do this..he has been my partner for 13 years and been through alot with eachother hoe this isnt the end ## along with oxys roxies opana whatevr he could get he would take about 200mg of perocet at one time like 6 blue roxys at once ## On average, how much would you say he was usually taking at once? Le...

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Fentanyl Patches 100mg not helping

Hi I'm on 100 I do know when they run but they don't seem to do much. What is better then this for osteo pain? Thanks ## Fentanyl is the strongest narcotic opiate that's available, it's over 80 times stronger than Morphine. Learn more Fentanyl details here. How often do you change the patch? What other medications have you tried? ## Hi Patch is very 3 days,, I cant recall the names, but there has been allot of different tablets etc over the last 24 months. People keep saying these patches are the strongest etc yet I find they dont really make any difference on me at all, If I don't take them there is no real noticeable change. ## Is it that you dont get the high? Because I use it and I dont even feel like im on it. But it works great for the pain. Get dome percocet f...

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Fentanyl Patches

Can anyone please tell me if the Fentanyl Patches show up in a Drug Screen as an opiate? Please Help me. ## Yes, they most certainly will. They are a VERY, VERY strong opiate narcotic, so any screening done for opiates WILL come up positive if you are using these. ## No they do not on a standard urine test, they are a different synthetic and are delivered in small micrograms. The only way for them to detect it is to send it to a lab that has a Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) which will then pick up the fentanyl (Duragesic) I hope this helps!!! ## Thanks so much for this info!! I just had an awful situation today with a doctor accusing me of cheating on a drug test because no opiates showed up in my system. I still think something should've showed up, I don't know if...

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How can I get pain medication stronger than Fentanyl?

I was given 150 mg of fentany patches I change every three days also the doctor gave me Hydromophone 8mg six three times a day. This medication was given to me over ten years ago for fibromyalgia. I have been taken a very powerful and deadly dose of narcotics and other medications for years. Now the doctors wont to take the medications away from me. I have wing myself off half of what was persubscribe to me at the doctors office. My body is in so much pain everday no doctor want to help me. The doctor that prescribed this medication to me will not accept me back as a patient. What can I do ? ## Dear Rose, Sorry to hear about your situation with pain management. Unfortunately I don't know of anything a doctor could prescribe that is as strong or stronger than Fentanyl. But seeing how...

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Fentanyl vs Morphine

I keep reading that fentanyl is 80% stronger then morphine. However, most people are talking 100 mcg fentanyl patch over 72 hours, so now I wonder what this means? How much morphine totals fentanyl in 3 days? Confusing eh, anybody know?? I am on the 100 mcg patch every 3 days and have 4 mgs hydromorphone every day for back up pain. I don’t like the hydromorphone, I believe it’s making me constipated and I have to take meds for constipation now. I've been on this for over a year. I have stage 4 rectal cancer. I like the fentanyl and it works, but it’s weak when spread out over 3 days. I'm thinking of asking my doctor to let me take one type of opioid instead of two high doses. I’ll leave it up to the doctor but I’ll suggest maybe giving me 75 mcg eve...

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Fentanyl Patches, Lots of questions, Please read for me ~~

Hi All ~ Thanks for reading and possibly helping me out ! First a quick summery, 2 failed back surgery's, L3, L4, & L5 ~ 6 bolts and screws, except, in L5, apparently, I have a screw floating, not attached. 2 Doctors, saw the X-Ray, neither of them, seemed concerned. It's not floating, it has been in the same position for 2 years now. The last 2 1/2 months, actually, I have to see him, every 22 days another story, another day, as to why, the short leash. Anyway last 2 1/2 months, I am suffering so much more, my normal pain level, (which is when I am at my best) is a 4, I don't recall a day, that's been pain free for me. But I can't get to my level, I am now 6,7, and sometimes 8 ~ I can't stand longer than 15 minutes TOPS ~ On top of my normal back pain, I hav...

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Help getting off fentanyl patches

My mom has been on fentanyl patches for about 5 years now , 50 MCG/HR FENTANYL PATCH.... the pain clinic that is responsible for giving her the patches now says she needs to be off them, they have not lowered the dosage but now no longer are prescribing her any more, I agree that she needs to go off them, but she has experienced withdrawal symptoms so severe that she ended up in the ER, they gave her a one week supply until she could make other arrangements My question is...how can a pain clinic just cut her off after all of these years, I called them and told them that she needs help getting off and they gave me a number of a detox center, I called them, they haven't been a detox center for over 3 years, .so I called the pain clinic back, they said they were sorry and said they cou...

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Fentanyl patches turning pink within hours and falling off

My father has recently started on these patches after a second full knee replacement and being on other pain killers for nearly 3 years now. The first 2 weeks they worked fine, lasting the 3 days gradualy turning from blue to pink then leaving a sticky residue that was quite hard to get off afterwards...the last few times, they are turning pink straightaway (within 3 hours) and falling off within 24...I'm really scared they aren't slow-release and it will cause damage in some way. Sorry my post is not so detailed as I need things explaining simply. I'm just so worried about him as he's very poorly at the moment and depressed too. ## Have you talked to his doctor, or pharmacist about it? I do know that some patches put out were found to be defective, but I am not sure if ...

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fentanyl patches lowering dosage

First let me start off by saying, I have definitely reduced my dosage from 3 100mcg to 2 100mcg patches. I am currently wearing only one and so far so good. I am praying that I can continue to work my way back down. Unfortunately, my chronic pain may not allow that to happen sadly, doctors don't really have a clue what is going on with my knees. I believe it to be restless leg syndrome coupled with polio syndrome. Anyone know of specialists that I can see in New York . ## 1 x 100mcg patch/day is already a lot. Best thing for pain in anything below the arms is losing weight. Get as low as you can. If the pain killers you take don't kill you, the weight will. (I have no idea how much you weight, this is just a rule of human anatomy). There are LOTS of other things for knee pain -A...

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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 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...

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expired patch

I have a few expired patches that I found in my medicine cabinet that I guess were never used. Has any1 used a patch that is expired for around a year? I think it is kinda like any other opiates that just loose its potency after expires. Please let me know ig any1 else has tried an expired patch. ## Some medications turn to poison and can kill you if they are expired. but the most of them are just going to work less or not at all. But there is no reason to chance it. And if you have a patch sitting back there for X time you must not need it and if you did you would get a new Rx/ ## No they should be safe. My former brother in law is a chemist and he said most scrips will last 10 years. Ill try them for you ## Does this include 0.1mg clonidine patches? They expired Aug 2012. I'm goin...

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Fentanyl Patch / Withdrawal Symptoms

I am now down from 12mg fentanyl patch to half 6mg. What are withdrawal symptoms? e.g. anxiety? As i do suffer anxiety anyway. ## Yes, that can be a withdrawal symptoms, others may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills and fever. Learn more: Are you working with your doctor? They may be able to help you with some ideas on how to alleviate some of the symptoms. ## I've been on 150 mcg of fentenyl, yes that means two patches at the same time. I also take 15 mg. of oxy 4X a day for over 2 years. This is for 39 years of Rheumatoid Arthritis, since I was a senior in highschool. Two days ago my Rheumatologist informed me he couldn't write scripts for narcotics. I have no where to go. It's cold turkey! HELP! ## Also, because of my awful insurance, I have no where to go. Not a ...

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Fentanyl equivalent to Hysingla

My Dr. has switched my from Hysingla ER 60mg/daily (taken for 2 years) to 25 mcg/Fentanyl 1/every 3 days patch for a short time while I go through a tumor extraction in the rectal cavity. having to be on serious laxitives and bowel prep for the evaluations have left me with little to no pain meds in my system and the onset of withdrawl symptoms. Anyway I'm 24 hours on this new patch and Sometimes I feel okay but mostly in pain that I wasn't when on Hysingla. Am I getting adequate dosage, does it take awhile to help? Also take Cymbalta 60mg 1/daily and Nuerotin 30mg/ 2 daily ## The laxatives are depleting in your body of the opioid more quickly because that's what laxatives do, they clean you out, especially toxins, which can be a huge reason many people have constipation. Ho...

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FENTANYL PATCH

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 WITHDRAWAL? ## 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 ...

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fentanyl patch withdrawal symptoms and duration

i have post surgical lower back pain. was in 50 mcg patch and had side effects and so decided to wean off. i finished with the 12 mcg patch a week ago and am still suffering from periodic nausea, irritability, daily joint and muscle pain, but the worst is the consistent restless legs. 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 is a...

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Is it safe to drive and use fentanyl

If fentanyl is 80 times stronger than morphine would you consider it safe to drive and work on the 50mg fentanyl mylan patch? ## I would not consider this safe. And I'm sure your Dr, and the local police would agree with me. A friend of mine was recently stopped by the local police. He is on dilaudid for chronic back pain, he got a DUI. Be careful and don't take dilaudids and drive. ## It's a 50 microgram patch, not 50 milligrams, because it is very potent. That said, it is usually best not to drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in any activity that requires optimal mental alertness, when you first start taking any new medication, until you are aware of how it affects, since it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and sedation. As Frankie has ...

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Pain Medication Stronger Than Fentanyl

At the hospital with heart and.chest pain. already on a fentanol patch and its not working. is there anything stronger than the fentanol patch? ## No, Fentanyl is really the strongest narcotic on the market, since it's over 80 times stronger than Morphine. However, there are medications they can give you that would work faster, but on that the relevant question is, what is causing the pain? ## I need a dr in Binghamton area for my medications fentanol and Percocet my dr went out with cancer and the other dr is not weighting he scripts for anyone any more new York Binghamton vestal plead help ## Ask at your hospital for the name of a Pain Specialist, or Rheumatologist. General Practitioners only know what the drug reps tell them. Attending a set of pain self-management sessions at yo...

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is it okay to chew a fentanyl 50mg pain patch

I've been prescribed fentanyl 50mg pain patches and i was just wondering if it's 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 ...

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