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Dilaudid And Fentanyl
IsSuboxone more dangerous for pain pt that's HEPC+lvl4 Liver-wise (than continuing on fentanyl/dilaudid combo-working last 5 yrs)Cocern for liver/kidn?
II have Hepc level 4 I also suffr from chronc pain-is suboxone worse for liver than fentanyl/dilaudid combo? Insidently-suboxone not realy covering pa
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, particularly if your liver is decompensated. By the way, you haven't shared the nature or source of your pain, so this response cannot be better targeted to your question. ...Read more
No: Narcotics have no effect on body temperature. ...Read more
How to seek ER help with Chronic Pancreatitis pain, pain also in kidneys? Fentanyl 25 mcg and 4 mg dilaudid home pain meds. Pain 7/10 not a drug seeke
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 who does a celiac plexus block which can be helpful ...Read more
Will a shot in my neck help with a pinch nerve. I'm already on fentanyl pain patch and Dilaudid 8mg for CMT back pain. Pain meds does not help with th?
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 check out my cervical exercises at www. Grossaninstitute. Com but first fully understand what your problem is and follow exercise program by a physical therapist. ...Read more
Why would my primary care doc want to go straight from 60 mg/day of morphine ER to a fentanyl patch instead of dilaudid? P.S. I'm end-stage COPD
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 acting with ease of administration ...Read more
What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
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 why you are asking, but please do not take this large of a dose and if you have and you do not normally take opioids, please have someone take you to the er. Otherwise, a 20mg dose at once should be avoided. I hope this answer helps. ...Read more
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 assume you are referring to IV. Works in 1-5 mins, lasts ~ 45-90 mins. Some very serious, but expected side effects include slowed or even stopped breathing, low blood pressure, sedation. Expect excellent pain relief with Fentanyl when used properly ...Read more
No: Heroin is a semi-synthetic derivative of morphine found in the opium plant, also called diamorph or 1, 6=diacetylmorphine. Fentanyl is completely synthetic, but is extremely potent, hundreds of times more potent than heroin, so that very tiny amounts are effective, and potentially dangerous. Recently more than 20 deaths in rhode island and 20 more in pa. Have been seen with street fentanyl. ...Read more
Fentanyl patch: Some of the common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, irritation, itching, or redness at the application site can also occur. More serious side effects including agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach/abdominal pain, difficulty urinating or allergic reactions are very rare. ...Read more
Dilaudid detox: I assume you mean "dilaudid withdrawal". This is the withdrawal syndrome as with all opioids its not specific to dilaudid. Diarrhea, abdominal cramps, agitation, sweating, yawning, muscle aches, bone pains, craving, vomiting, tearing, stuffy nose, - not a very pleasant state to be in. Medical attention is to be sought. ...Read more
Be honest and offer to even pay for a better test. This seems to happen to people - so it may not surprise them. Read: http://ehealthforum. Com/health/false-positive-in-urine-test-for-fentanyl-t292331.html
Best! ...Read more
Maybe: Dilaudid and morphine are narcotics, but are different substances. It depends on the reactions you have with morphine. If it is a minor reactions like itchiness, you might be fine taking dilaudid. If it is a major reactions like anaphylactic reaction, you should not take dilaudid. Please talk to your doctor for more guidance. ...Read more
It depends: If you need the drug for pain, it may not be wise to stop it. If you are using it without benefit, it is wise to taper slowly under a doctor's direction, e.g. 25 mcg/hour/ week. Alternatively, fentanyl addiction can be treated with sublingual buprenorphine, preventing withdrawal. The best approach depends on the very individual circumstances which prompted your question. ...Read more