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how to withdraw from fentanyl patch

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Dr. Gregg Albers
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Fentanyl: Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, and a few patients will have significant withdrawal. Muscles aches, sweating, nausea can be blunted by coming off slo ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Seek professional he: Find help from a physician that either specializes in addiction or pain managment, perhaps a slower taper is needed or other meds can be utilized to a ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Some ideas: All opioid medication cause withdrawal symptoms if they are stopped quickly. The key is to reduce the dosage slowly, minimizing withdrawal symptoms. ... 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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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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
17 years experience Anesthesiology
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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