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

Fentanyl, also spelled fentanil, is a powerful opioid used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anesthesia.[3] It is also used as a recreational drug, sometimes mixed with heroin, methamphetamine, or cocaine.[5] It has a rapid onset and its effects generally last under two hours.[3] Medically, it is used by injection, nasal spray, skin patch, or absorbed through the cheek (transmucosal) as a lozenge or tablet.[3&a...

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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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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 Q ## It is possible to experience withdrawal symptoms anytime your dosage is suddenly lowered, or a medication is withdrawn.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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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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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 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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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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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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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, 37.5mcg/hr, 50mcg/hr, 50ugm/hr, 62.5mcg/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: (202 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-1150 Fentanyl 100 ug/1 Buccal; Sublingual Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 0093-1151 Fentanyl 200 ug/1 Buccal; Sublingual Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 0093-1153 Fentanyl 400 ug/1 Buccal; Sublingual Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 0093-1154 Fentanyl 600 ug/1 Buccal; Sublingual Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 0093-1155 Fentanyl 800 ug/1 Buccal; Sublingual Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 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.
  • 182 more results ...

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

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