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Went for my 3 month follow up and near end of appt. Dr. showed me my urine test and accused me of taking Opana and Morphine sulfate at the same time. I have been on Morphine sulfate for years but it hasn't been helping much anymore. Dr. prescribed Opana. As soon as I filled it I took what ever Morphine Sulphate I had and stored it away. I never touched it. When the Opana ran out 3 months later and I went to fill it the pharmacist said it would be $900.00 because I fell in the donut hole. I'm on SSD. I called the doctor and asked if we could switch back to the Morphine sulphate and I would drive him back the Opana script, he had no problem with that. So knowing I still had leftover Morphine I took it as it was prescribed before. In fact I'm supposed to take it every 8 hrs but...1 REPLY Updated
What are opiate inhalers like? What are they given for? ## Hi Olivia, How are you? Upon researching "opiate inhalers" I'm really not finding any specific details outside of nebulized Narcan (Naloxone); which is actually an opioid antagonist used for treating opioid addiction/overdosing and NOT pain. Apparently it works by reversing the effects of opioids. Though regarding "patches", the only one I know of are Fentanyl patches and those are prescribed for severe/chronic pain. Just out of curiosity, where did you hear about opiate inhalers?1 REPLY Updated
pain ## ... ## Hello, Are you referring to Narcan perhaps? If so, Narcan (Naltrexone) Oral belongs to the drug class- opiate antagonists and works in the brain to prevent opiate effects (e.g., feelings of well-being, pain relief). It also decreases the desire to take opiates. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (e.g., compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes). This medication may also be used to treat Septic shock and Respiration Disorders. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Naltrexone Details Do you have any more questions?2 REPLIES Updated
can you mix dilaudid, morphine, and vicodine 10/325 in a pain management treatment ## A mix of analgesic medications is often used, when someone requires pain management. In many cases, a long acting medication, such as the time released formulations of Morphine or Oxycodone, is used along with something that works fast, like an immediate release or a regular release opiate, to give better pain control, until the one that will work for the longer period of time can start to work. However, it doesn't usually involve 3 different medications, but this can be necessary in some cases of severe, chronic pain that has not responded to other types of treatment or medications. Have they all been prescribed by the same doctor?1 REPLY Updated