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Duragesic And Pregnancy
Can my wife continue to use 100mcg fentanyl patches during pregnancy?She has been prescribed this for pain for the last 4 years now.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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