A 39-year-old member asked:
How to i manage converting from hydrocodone/vicodin to fentanyl patch?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisianswered
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
Its your: Doctor's job, but does depend on how much hydrocodone/acetomenophen you are using in 24 hours, and how much pain you have. Problem with vicodin es, is that it blends 7.5 hydro with 750 acetomenophen-- cannot double up because tylenol (acetaminophen) od. Commonly start with 25microgram fentanyl, and see how much breakthrough med is needed.
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Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 19 years experience
Narcotics: Medication change needs to be done by a doctor. If you would like to have hydrocodone changed to fentanyl patch, please discuss it with your doctor. Please do not do it by yourself.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 9, 2013
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