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Duragesic Of Drugs That Increase Narcotic Effects
Will taking Valium the day before surgery reduce the effectiveness of the Midazolam used for anesthesia? What about narcotics (affect on fentanyl etc?
No: The valium the day before will not have an affect provided you are not a daily user. Patients who require daily valium will have a bit of a resistance to midazolam, its not a huge deal the midazolam isn't the main part of your anesthesia. As far as narcotics these work together. it will not have a major effect and your anesthesiologist should be easily capable of caring for your needs. ...Read more
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
By law, how often is a physician supposed to see their patient while prescribing them narcotics (morphine, fentanyl etc..) in California?
Up to your doctor: This is up to your doctor. Most doctors will want to see you at least twice in the first month and at least once a month until your doctor is confident that the right dose has been achieved for you. There are other things that must be accomplished in chronic pain treatment such as CBT by health psychologist. ...Read more
My husband is trying to get off the Duragesic (fentanyl) patch and hydrocodeine, what are the side effects of withdrawal?
Withdrawal effects: The withdrawal effects of a medication, any medication is often the opposite of the therapeutic effects. In this case, diarrhea, anxiety, wakefullness and restlessness as well as feeling flu like and having a runny nose and sneezing with a rapid heart beat is common. We often call this sympathetic storm due to the activation of a certain type of nervous system response, there are meds that help. ...Read more
One of the side effects of gleevec (imatinib) is bone pain. I can't take nsaids.I am on a combination of Duragesic and vicodan.Any suggestions other than narcs?
Adjuvant therapy: There is good evidence that shows anti-epileptic medications, Gabapentin and Lyrica (pregabalin) specifically, can work in conjunction with opioids in reducing pain as they work on different pain receptors. Cymbalta has also been approved for various pain conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duragesic (fentanyl) vicoidn: This is best done with medical direction and a strong mind on your part. This also depends on the dose used of each. I would see your doctor. ...Read more
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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
Duragesic (fentanyl): The label states that its for adults only. Anyone above the age of 18yrs ...Read more
Adhesive: The active ingredient is the same. A reasonable conclusion is perhaps the the nature of adhesive itself. ...Read more
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
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, (alprazolam) muscle relaxants, antidepressants, amphetamines, can increase risk of respiratory arre. ...Read more
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