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Whatnis the difference between fentanyl and norfentanyl

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Half-life & delivery: Both are opioids but stay in your body for different lengths of time (half-life) and, of course differ in their delivery (oral versus patch).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Half-life & delivery: Both are opioids but stay in your body for different lengths of time (half-life) and, of course differ in their delivery (oral versus patch).
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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Both narcotics: Fentanyl and Oxycontin are both narcotics. Fentanyl is normally an intravenous medication when formulated as a skin patch it delivers a constant dos... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 31 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 31 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 13 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Kwak
Anesthesiology 15 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judah Lindenberg
23 years experience
A pain medication: It is a very strong (narcotic) pain medication often used to treat the most severe pain.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
Fentanyl: Usually anywhere from 6-8 hours.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 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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