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Putting Patches Over Tattoos

I've used just about every area on both my arm for patch placement except over a tattoo on my right arm. The tattoo is over 30 years old but it was done with a lot ink saturation. Can the patch be applied directly over this? I've never put one there because I thought it might inhibit the medicine from penetrating. Any help is greatly appreciated. This is my second post. ## Yes, you can place it over your tatts. My arms are sleeves and I am on 100 every 48 hours for chronic pancreatitis. ## has anyone tryed the new sandoz 75mcg transderm patch. just got them. And have been haveing bad stomach problems?? ## Yes you can put a patch over a tattoo I had one on my lower abbs and had no problem,but should alternate where you put it every time,arm upper backside,but not on the waist. ##...

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Hospitalized for 50 days on painkillers and need advice

I was hospitalized when I couldn't walk and found it was a MRSA infection that spread to my heart, lungs and both hips. I am still here leaving in five days. I must use a walker because it's too painful to walk. I was on IV Dilaudid up to 2mg per hour, weaned down to 2 mg every 3-4 hours; then three weeks ago they switched to 37.5 mcg Fentanyl every 72 hrs and 20mg Oxycodone a day. I'm going home in five days and no longer have a family doctor... Is the hospital going to send me home on something or am I going to suffer till I get a doctor at home? Will there be withdrawals? It's been 50 days of painkillers supervised. ## Hi, I hope you get to feeling better soon, that being said, you better start asking every doctor you come in contact with and ask them these questions,...

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will fentanyl show up in drug test as an opiate

Man the amount of people who have no clue what they are talking about yet spitting advice on it like they are an expert is bewildering. NO FENTANYL does not show up as an opiate on any test anywhere. In fact the only things that will show up as an opiate are morphine, codeine, and heroin and that is because heroin and morphine metabolize into morphine. Not even oxycodone or hydrocodone can be detected as an opiate they have to be specifically tested for as they metabolize differently, same with methadone, methadone has to be specifically tested for, it will not show up as anything but methadone. So unless the test you are taking is specifically testing for fentanyl then you will be fine. The question is whether or not the test you are taking is testing for fentanyl. I have yet to see a ...

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Taking Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen after 25mcg Fentanyl patch

Can I still take hydrocod/acetam 7.5-325 mg if I put on a 25mcg fentanyl patch 2 hrs ago? I'm still in horrible pain from ruptured disk on a nerve. ## Hi Katie, sorry to hear about your pain. No, you should not take a medication containing Hydrocodone or any other opioids with your Fentanyl patch, as they could result in an overdose. What could end up happening is severe central nervous system (CNS) depression which could result in difficulty breathing, coma, or worse. Best wishes with your pain management. Please let your doctor know if the 25mcg patch is not helping enough. ## That would depend on your opiod tolerance.... I used to be on 75mcg Fyn patch & was also on 6-10/325 hydrocodone a day b4 the gov issues. I had no problems with them BUT I was on an ever increasing climb...

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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! ## Work with your doctor to ensure you're being safe. {edited for policy reasons} ## Keep in mind that fentanyl patches are close to 80 TIMES more potent than morphine patches. And when you chew the patch it can take anywhere between 10-40 mins...

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Fentanyl Transdermal Patches

I've been using the 100mcg/hr of Fentanyl Patches and I've been using them for a long time. They stick well and they last almost 3 days and I'm prescribed every 2 days, so I get extra relief by putting the new one on @48 hrs with the first one stil on; and I take 100mg of roxicodone, but the pain still is killing me and I've looked on the internet at the Patch by Par drugs, has anyone used this brand and would you give me a critique on them; how long do they last? do they stay on well?? I get my script of 9 boxes Monday and I need to make a decision. thanks, lakebum ## HI, Can anyone tell me all the manufactures of Fentanyl with the resovoir gel? Was using actavis and it bearly last 45 hrs. ## You really don't want to use the patch by Par. Its just like a sticky adhe...

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Taking Fentanyl patches has Significant Consequences

Before you begin taking Fentanyl patches (commonly called Duragesic Patches as well as a host of other manufacturers names) you need to be aware of the following Pro's and Con's. I speak about this with vast experience as I have taken these patches since they were introduced commercially in the U.S. and for a very long time, my dose level was 500 mcg's every 48 hours. Pro's 1. The patch is very effective at providing relief from serious chronic pain. 2. The distribution method or supply method of the patch is extremely consistent and predictable if you follow the instructions exactly as written. 3. The patch is a near perfect delivery system for avoiding the medicine effectiveness "falling off". Taken as prescribed, it is by far the most reliable, convenient and ...

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fentanyl urine test

I am perscribed fentanyl 50 mcg hr from pain management and have a urine test tom. I ran out early cuz they dont stay on. I want to know if they do a dip test are they able to check for fentanyl or just if im using other opiates ## I am wondering the same thing, I cut mine in half put it on, because two of mine would not stay on I did find some tape however have to have a test today and wanting to know if it will show up can someone please answer our question ## There is a huge difference between Fentanly and other opiates in urine tests in just a simple test the ONLY thing that shows the same is herion. Oxycontin and Percocet n Vicadin all show the same and then Dilaudid n Hydromorph-contin n Hydropmorphine all show the same Morphene shows by itself and Fentanyl shows by itself like i ...

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DEA Reduces Quota For 2022

The DEA is reducing the amount of Schedule II medications given to manufacturers again in 2022. You can submit comments at the link below: ## " To ensure proper handling of comments, please reference “Docket No. DEA-888P” on all correspondence, including any attachments. DEA encourages that all comments be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, which provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on the web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Please go to and follow the online instructions at that site for submitting comments. Upon completion of your submission, you will receive a Comment Tracking Number for your comment. " ## Of course aren't they always lowering and lowering our numbers. Always co...

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Uses for Fentanyl

What are the uses for Fentanyl and what's in it? ## what is fentanyl? and how long does it take to come off a 50mcg because my wife smokes a cigarete sometimes and pain management will not treat you if you smoke here in hall co. ga. ## Does all pain treatment places now in america refuse to treat you if you smoke cigarets?? Thats the current policy here in gainesville ga. hall co. dont understand the logic behind it . ## Fentanyl is a very potent opiate that is used to treat severe pain, thus, the FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. Ref: Medline Plus Fentanyl This is the first I've heard of this policy, Has this happened to anyone else? If so, please chime in. As ...

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Slapping, clapping, uncontrolled movement and speech on Fentanyl

I've seen a person when abusing Fentanyl start slapping themselves, clapping hands really loudly, rock back and forth uncontrollably, distorted speech as in just making sounds. It last up to 4 or 5 hours. It scares me seeing someone act like this. What is this condition called? ## This is only my reasoning no medical proof behind it.. Whenever a person is on an opiate of any kind both synthetic and naturally made from plants experience confusion, unable to follow any sort of verbal conversations.. Some people “Nod” meaning that they fall into a deep state resembling UnConsciousness, however every individual is unique so some people that are very “tolerant” probably are just sleeping. You can check by seeing if their still breathing. I have never seen someone ...

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Fetnyal

how long does fetnyal stay in saliva ## Fentanyl can be detectable in saliva for approximately 2 days after last dosing. The time frame, however, can vary from person to person, depending on certain individuating factors, such as your metabolism, overall health, activity levels, fluid intake and etc. Are there any other questions or comments? ## How long do you want to wait after smoking Fetynal to take suboxone?? Is it 24 hours or 36 hours!

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Withdrawal from not enough Fentanyl in patch?

If a person is not getting enough Fentanyl in the prescribed patch, will they experience withdrawal symptoms? ## That's hard to say, were you switched to the FTC from some other opioid? Is the dosage equivalent to your former opioid. If not then yes, you will have W/Ds from this sudden drop in dosage strength. Inside the FTD box is a very comprehensive PI that includes an equivalency chart for other opioids, have a look at it and if you are being under-Rx'ed, show it to your Dr. so that he will increase your dosage strength. FTD, on it's own, will not produce W/Ds . . . Q ## It is possible to experience withdrawal symptoms anytime your dosage is suddenly lowered, or a medication is withdrawn. When it comes to an opiate, like Fentanyl, the FDA warns that the possible withdraw...

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Doctors Willing To Prescribe Pain Medication in Davenport/Bettendorf IA.

Hello, I am looking for a doctor In Davenport, IA or surrounding area that will prescribe pain medication. I am in chronic pain with just having and still going through a pulmonary embolism and got out of the hospital recently. It hurts me to walk up the stairs, or do my daily activities. ## I may not have a doctor I can refer you to, but I can provide you with a couple links that may be of service to you in so far as locating pain management doctors within your general area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: {link removed because site no longer exists} You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another: wellness.com/find/pain%20management%20specialist Many of the results you find (in one or both ...

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Fentanyl for veterinary use

Hi - I want to know if Fentanyl is only prescribed for veterinary use? ## No, it is also used in humans, most commonly as a micro dosed patch that is time released, and changed every 2 to 3 days. However, it is not the preferred first choice for pain treatment, and is usually only prescribed when other options have been exhausted. The FDA warns that it carries a high risk of being habit forming, and may cause other traditional opiate side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?

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How long does fentanyl patch stay in urine

Does fentanyl show up in urine and if so how long after stopping does it show up? ## Yes, Fentanyl is an opiate and will show up in your urine as such. Once you stop using them, narcotics are usually detectable in a urine test for up to 72 hours, though this can vary, depending on the dosage and length of time you've been using it. However, if you have a prescription, there is no need to worry, you simply need to tell them, when you go in for the test. Are there any comments or questions? ## Fentanyl is one of the fastest acting drugs due to it's administration routes, and the nature of the med. As a result, it's also one of the fastest to move through your body. Fast in and fast out. ## Does the fast in fast our include urine specifically being checked for fentanyl such as ...

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how long does fentanyl stay in your system for?

I was on 200 mg of fentanyl every 72 hrs for one month and got a urine test 12 days later. It showed up in the results but I did not take anything except my ms contin. Why did this happen? They want to take away my meds. ## You're question is kind of confusing... You said you we're on 200mg for a month did you have a script for it or just for fun? If you had a script then they wouldn't take away your meds. They'll most likely give you a second chance but make sure you come up clean next time or they will take the morphine away. ## In reply to T: who the hell are u to question ppl In such a way? Second why in the hell would u think Sumone would use a 200 mcg fentanyl patch "FOR FUN" Are u 4Real ?? Ppl can die from that "FUN TIME" u think they can just get ...

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urine test for fentanyl level

My doctor is going to test my fentanyl levels in 9 days. I had to throw one away it kept falling off today. Will he be able to tell I have missed a dose? ## Yes they CAN TELL if u have even missed ONE DOSE if its been within the last 2 weeks because the levels are very precise down to .000 so if he trusts u just tell him beforehand u had to theow one out ## Can my Dr. Tell if I put a fentynal patch in clean urine?

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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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Fentanyl Patches 100 mcg not helping

Hi I'm on 100 mcg 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. How often do you change the patch? What other medications have you tried? ## Hi Patch is every 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 don't 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 euphoria? Because I use it and I don't even feel like I'm on it. But it works great for the pain. Get some percocet for breakthr...

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