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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Depends on your opioid receptors, what other opioid you used before.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Absolutely! if you have been on opioids before then, and now are on a fentanyl patch for a few weeks, then yes, you may definitely experience withdra ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
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
29 years experience Anesthesiology
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 male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Please tell YOUR age: If would appear that you are signing in under someone else's account and since you are asking a bit of an unusual question when it comes to the contro ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
39 years experience Anesthesiology
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
39 years experience Pain Management
Fentanyl: Usually anywhere from 6-8 hours.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Orr
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Call your doc: The best course of action is going to be to call your doc and explain and ask them for recommendations. The course of action will depend on your patch ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
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
27 years experience Pain Management
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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