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Chewing used fentanyl patches

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Possible overdose: respiratory failure and death. The fentanyl patch is one of the most potent narcotics and the 100mcg patch is the strongest patch and one should not ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Blocks pain : Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic. Fentanyl interacts predominately with the opioid mu-receptor. These mu-binding sites are distributed in the human bra... Read More
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Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Provide pain relief: Fentanyl patches are small patches like a band-aid. The medicine is mixed into the bandage material. Once it is applied to the skin, the fentanyl, a... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Relatively safe: If the fentanyl patch was prescribed by your doctor he/she should have properly reviewed any contraindications. Fentanyl is an opioid medication that... Read More
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not safe,: when fentanyl patches first came out they were used frequently after surgery and quite effective. But the FDA noted problems and issued a black box wa... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
High risk: for side effects, abuse and potential serious breathing problems and death. Vomiting, constipation,dizziness, drowsiness, or headache, just a few comm... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Use a prep: Try getting a "prep kit" from the drug store that cleans the area and will also provide a sticky film on top of the skin. If you can't find it perhap... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Fentanyl: Usually anywhere from 6-8 hours.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
As long as doc says: Fentanyl is a narcotic used to fight pain. The patch form is typically used for those w/chronic pain. Therefore, one should only take it as long as yo... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
For chronic pain: Fentanyl transdermal patch is used in chronic pain management. The patches work by releasing fentanyl into body fats, which then slowly release the dr... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Call Doctor: Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic and the patch has a particular way of working. Therefore, any changes in pain management plan must be directed by md.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
It's peak onset: May take 24 hours with first patch, and will recapitulate the build up if a gap of 2 hours without patch occurs. Break though narcotics can be used u... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
The lowest : Available dose form for Duragesic (fentanyl) is 12 microgram. The actual dose is usually based on prior oral morphine and congeners, and likel 25 or ... Read More
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