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Doctor insights on: Duragesic And Pregnancy

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What are the upsides and downsides of the Duragesic patch?

Level pain relief: Good prolonged and level amount of pain relief for chronic conditions that have pain. Like any narcotic, addiction is possible. Building up a tolerance to narcotics also inherent to chronic narcotic exposure ...Read more

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What is some advice for Duragesic users?

Talik to doc: Monitor for side effects and increased sedation or pain. ...Read more

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Anyone have advice for getting off duragesic?

Anyone have advice for getting off duragesic?

Weaning off drugs.: Stopping the patch "cold turkey" is not something i would recommend for you. The effects are distinctly unpleasant. I would suggest asking your provider to wean the dose of your medication slowly. If they won't do it i suggest getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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How do people feel on duragesic?

Many side effects: Depends what reason you are prescribed the narcotic. If you have chronic severe pain, you may just have pain relief, possibly sedated, somnolent, possibe nausea, constipation. ...Read more

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Do Duragesic pain patches work well? Are they safe?

Do Duragesic pain patches work well? Are they safe?

Can work well: Yes Duragesic patches can work well. It depends on what dosage you are prescribed. One problem with the patch is building up a tolerance to continuous 72 hour pain patch. Any narcotic can lead to respiratory depression, stop breathing which can lead to cardiac arrest. If you drink alcohol, take valium or xanax, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, amphetamines, can increase risk of respiratory arre. ...Read more

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What is the best place to put a Duragesic patch on my skin for the most pain relief?

What is the best place to put a Duragesic patch on my skin for the most pain relief?

Someplace flat.: The best location is anywhere that it can remain undisturbed. Typically someplace flat where the skin does not flex or stretch frequently. Common locations are the area above the breast, the side of the thigh or high on the shoulder blade. The patch does not have to be over the painful area to be effective. ...Read more

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What is the best place to put a Duragesic patch for the most pain relief?

What is the best place to put a Duragesic patch for the most pain relief?

Any: The patch works by releasing its medication into the fat under the skin. Then blood vessels going by the area absorb the medication into the bloodstream and transport it to the brain where is finds it receptors. Therefore, there is not need to place the patch over the painful area. Any hairless area will do. ...Read more

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Ok to buy a Duragesic pain patch online?

Ok to buy a Duragesic pain patch online?

Fentanyl online: No, the delivery and integrity of the patch is of paramount importance and many people tamper with these and can alter sometimes fatally the delivery system. Your best bet is to get this with a legitimate doctors prescription with close supervision from a reputable pharmacy where quality and safety can be assured, these are potent and dangerous medications if used improperly. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherer
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