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Dilaudid And Fentanyl
What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
Yes: Yes, they all three narcoticsGet a more detailed answer ›
Opioids: Both are opioids so side effects would be very similar. The fentanyl patch is on the skin, the Dilaudid is IV so it is uncomfortable, requires venopuncture, or for chronic use a devise like a pouch under the skin on the chest which adds more side effects and complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.
More than likely: yes. All opioids have the potential to release histamine from mast cells, which is what causes hives. The ones that do it most are morphine, codeine and hydrocodone, and the ones that do it the least are oxycodone, heroin and fentanyl. Levorphanol is metabolized into morphine and codeine, and if you have had problems before with these meds, very likely you will with levorphanol. ...Read more
No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: At equipotent dosages, they have the same potential to alleviate pain via their action at mu opioid receptors. Side effects may be different. ...Read more
Overdose: If you don't know then do not try this as only bad things will happen including decreased breathing ability, sedation and even death. Please contact your doctor regarding usage of these medications and only follow their directions. ...Read more
DEPENDS: It literally depends on the strength of the dose. It's like asking what weighs more - a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? There are dosages of the oxycodone and hydrocodone that are relatively equal (supposedly) in potency or pain relieving strength. But medications (and dosages) can affect everyone differently. ...Read more