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 article "Fentanyl" dated 2011-12-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. (Audio help) More spoken articles Fentanyl, also known as fentanil, is an opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action.[6] It is a potent agonist of μ-opioid receptors. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine,[7] but some fentanyl analogues, which are designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of the ...

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is fentanyl really 80x stronger than morphine?
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if fentanyl is 80x stronger than morphine, how much morphine will I have to take if I'm on 25mg fentanyl. sounds scary ## Hello, Kim! How are you? You're on 25mcgs of Fentanyl? You'd need only about 7.5mgs of Morphine. 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. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Yes, Fentanyl is 80% stronger. ## None. If you are taking Fentanyl you should have no need to take morphine. ## I have been researching most of the day and absolutely cannot find an answer to my question. I have metastatic breast cancer. My oncologist had me on 60mg mscontin, which I take every 12 hours. I was also on 20mg oxycodone every 4 hours for b...
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Does the fentanyl cause migraine headaches?
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I have been seeing a pain management specialist for about a year. We have tried just about every extended release along with breakthrough opioid oral medications, always inching from lowest dose to higher. But I also have severe chronic digestive problems which makes it very difficult to take oral medications . So my doctor put me on the fentanyl patch, but on day three I developed such a migraine headache I thought my eye would pop out. Is this a common side effect from fentanyl, and would it occur that long after application of the patch? It should be mentioned that on day three I also developed a case of shingles, so I am unsure which was the cause of the headache, the patch or the shingles. So my doctor put me back on the oral meds, but we're back to square one since I still hav...
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Fentanyl (Duregesic Name Brand) Availability in Florida Pharmacies
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We moved from Connecticut down to Florida, with medical charts in hand. We were told in Connecticut that we could go into any CVS/Walgreens stores to refill prescriptions, as it's a universal drug store. Now, I know the Duragesic Patch cannot be refilled through the system and must be handwritten and handed to the pharmacist. We complied with those rules (Florida having many!). We went to CVS, they looked up my mother's record and saw that she indeed has the Duragesic Patch. I handed them the script and it took them 10 long days to get it in. We then decided after that experience we would use Walgreens down the road from our home. We went in, explained the experience we had with CVS, they rolled their eyes and told us it would only take 3 days at the most with them. So, when it ...
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FENTANYL PATCH
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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 ...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Fentanyl Patch And Opiod Induced Constipation
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When I was going crazy with pain and looking for relief ,the patch was a Godsend.I started the patch at 25mcg about 7 years ago, I am now on .75mcg.,and using percocet for breakthrough.I have stopped the Percocet because of the similar affects on the stomach I have become plagued with bowel obstructions and Opiod induced constipation ,have resorted to double dose laxtives and Citro-mag every other day in order to go to the bathroom.On a soft diet for last 4 months and losing weight,Ensure and Gravol have become my new best friend.I would kill for some KFC.Problem is I am going for nerve blocks in a couple of weeks,hoping to reduce the strength of the patch needed,hoping that will help with the bathroom problems. I am terrified about going through withdrawal.Going from 75mcg to 50 mcg se...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Fentanyl Patches Killing people!
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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...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
fentanyl - how long does it take to get out of your system
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Fentanyl is Extremely Dangerous and Very Addicting. If You Can Avoid Being Put On This Medication-Then PLEASE, PLEASE DO SO... They do not call Fentanyl Patches "The Devil's Drug" for nothing. The withdrawal is BRUTAL and Withdrawal from Fentanyl Cold Turkey CAN Kill You...Literally. Use As Described And Do NOT gamble your life messing with these patches-You WILL Lose. If You Are Abusing Fentanyl -Please Get Help B4 It's too late. ## Trieditallbefore, AGREED!!!! I don't think we can say this enough.Fentanyl when used for terminal patients it can indeed make their final days more tolerable but short of those conditions far better chronic pain protocols exsist.A very disturbing trend of recreational use has been filling morgues from coast to coast so when you hear the ...
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fentanyl - how long does it take to get out of your body
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After one fentanyl 50 (much less than 18hrs on skin till he ripped it off) my boyfriend is so sick. He does not want to get out of bed because every move makes him more nauseous. He has thrown up all day. Doesn't know how as he hasn't even held down a sip of water or even ginger ale. I tried to get him to eat a piece of toast and the smell of it made him throw up. He hates pain meds as they usually make him feel horrible. He had back surgery in 08, has had inj's in lower back 3 times in past year. His PC dr has given him Lyrica this week before this fentanyl. He stopped it as he just wanted to sleep. He is scheduled for an MRI on Friday. How long will he be this sick? ## I am so sorry about the side effects he experienced. I had the same problem when I tried Fentanyl years a...
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Fentanyl Patches Not Taken Properly
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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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is it okay to chew a fentanyl 50mg pain patch
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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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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: (152 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.
  • 132 more results ...

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


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