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Doctor insights on: Duragesic Tablets

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How do people feel on duragesic (fentanyl)?

How do people feel on duragesic (fentanyl)?

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

Dr. David Sherer
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Anyone have advice for getting off duragesic (fentanyl)?

Anyone have advice for getting off duragesic (fentanyl)?

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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Do Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patches work well? Are they safe?

Do Duragesic (fentanyl) 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, (alprazolam) muscle relaxants, antidepressants, amphetamines, can increase risk of respiratory arre. ...Read more

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What are the upsides and downsides of the Duragesic (fentanyl) 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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How can I buy the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch?

How can I buy the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch?

Controlled substance: You have to be prescribed the narcotic by a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Ok to buy a Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch online?

Ok to buy a Duragesic (fentanyl) 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

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Any ideas why brand name Duragesic makes me itch but generic fentanyl does not?

Adhesive: The active ingredient is the same. A reasonable conclusion is perhaps the the nature of adhesive itself. ...Read more

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

What is the best place to put a Duragesic (fentanyl) 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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Do you need a prescription for Duragesic (fentanyl)?

Yes: It is an opiod, medicine called fentanyl (generic name). It is a regulated substance requiring a prescription ...Read more

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How can I get off Duragesic (fentanyl) and vicodin?

How can I get off Duragesic (fentanyl) and vicodin?

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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How is Duragesic (fentanyl) patch for chronic pain?

How is Duragesic (fentanyl) patch for chronic pain?

Reasonably effective: Let your pain management physician and your self decide about this option itching at site and premature falling off from site are some times problems. ...Read more

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Do you have advice for getting off Duragesic (fentanyl) and vicodin?

Opiod use: Duragesic (fentanyl) is a very potent narcotic. You need one on one help to wean off these meds. Get advice from your pcp. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best place to put a Duragesic (fentanyl) 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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Dr. James Henning
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