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dilaudid and fentanyl

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Similar: They are very similar (as are all opioids). Obviously a transdermal product (fentanyl patch) is much easier to use than having to inject something iv ... Read More
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Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
40 years experience Anesthesiology
Opioids: Both are opioids so side effects would be very similar. The fentanyl patch is on the skin, the Dilaudid is IV so it is uncomfortable, requires venopun ... Read More
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
They are : Used for different purposes. The patch is a good chronic pain tool because it can maintain steady levels of medication over long periods of time. Iv ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
No: Generally, unless you get some sweating as a side effect there would not be any point in taking any opioid for a fever. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any ... Read More
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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
20 years experience Pain Management
No: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a better choice. Narcotics are not recommended.
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Narcotics have no effect on body temperature.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
39 years experience Bariatrics
Deathly combo: Fentanyl and dilaudid is a deadly powerful combo with severe addiction.if you have Hep C also you better go to an addiction specialist and get help be ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Do U mean stage 4?: Stage 4 fibrosis, associated with hepatitis C, is cirrhosis. Talk frankly with your liver specialist about use of any drugs in this setting, particula ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
46 years experience Anesthesiology
Pancreatitis : Make sure u only use dilaudid for acute bout of pain as tolerance to that drug could be an issue in the future secondly ask your gi doc for someone wh ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain in the neck: what you need is a diagnosis and a program of physical therapy. Recent study showed that UNDERSTANDING the pain source helps with proper PT. you can ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Your: Primary doctor will be in best position to answer the question. My guess is he saw no advantage in switching to dilaudid and or he wanted a longer act ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Strongest opiate: Fentanyl is the strongest followed by dilaudid, Percocet and narco. However, over time every opiate produces tolerance and withdrawals if stopped abru ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Pain meds: Hopefully you are doing this under your doctors supervision. That being said, continue to follow your doctors supervision to decrease your medications ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: That is a very large amount of dilaudid. Dilaudid is a powerful narcotic and opioid naive patients will normally start around 1-2 mg. I am not sure wh ... Read More
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