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fentanyl in labor

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain meds in labor: Fentanyl is a very powerful narcotic and can be given in labor, but usually not within the hour before predicted delivery. The side effects on the inf ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Fentanyl: i would not be a fan of using fentanyl during labor. It is a short acting narcotic and can cause respiratory depression if the newborn is born before ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Fentanyl : Works fast. Minimal fetal effect. Out of system 45 minutes.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Narcotic: Fentanyl is very potent synthetic analgetic, known under many commercial names: sublimaze, actiq, durogesic, duragesic, (fentanyl) fentora, matrifen, ... Read More
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Dr. Julian Goldman
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Synthetic Narcotic: Fentanyl is a synthetic narcotic analgesic that is approximately 50-100 times more potent than morphine. It has a fast onset and relatively short dura ... Read More
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Dr. James Henning
50 years experience Anesthesiology
Narcotic: Fentanyl is a synthetic, short-acting narcotic analgesic.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Kwak
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain relief: Fentanyl works on pain receptors. Its primary use is to alleviate pain. How fast it works depends on how it is given (IV, IM, transdermal). I'll as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: Heroin is a semi-synthetic derivative of morphine found in the opium plant, also called diamorph or 1, 6=diacetylmorphine. Fentanyl is completely syn ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto
45 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Pholcodine is a cough suppressant and although it has some sedative effects, is sold over the counter, it does not contain fentanyl. Fentanyl on the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
29 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: it will show up as an opiate.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
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No: Fentanyl patches must be applied directly to the skin.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Get treatment: See a doctor or oh to rehab
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Same as other opioid: Fentanyl patches are another way of delivering continuous opioids. Side effects include respiratory depression, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, itching. ... Read More
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