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Will taking Valium the day before surgery reduce the effectiveness of the Midazolam used for anesthesia? What about narcotics (affect on fentanyl etc?
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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