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Is fentanyl dangerous for liver and kidney I used codeine before which of these is best for the liver and kidneys?
Used as prescribed,: both should be relatively safe for healthy liver and kidneys. To exert it's action, codeine needs to be converted into morphine by the liver, fentanyl acts directly. Biodegradation and elimination of both can be impaired in presence of significant liver and kidney disease, but they shouldn't by themselves be the cause of it. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
II have Hepc level 4 I also suffr from chronc pain-is suboxone worse for liver than fentanyl/dilaudid combo? insidently-suboxone not realy covering pa
Do U mean stage 4?: Stage 4 fibrosis, associated with hepatitis C, is cirrhosis. Talk frankly with your liver specialist about use of any drugs in this setting, particularly if your liver is decompensated. By the way, you haven't shared the nature or source of your pain, so this response cannot be better targeted to your question. ...Read more
Pain relief: Fentanyl works on pain receptors. Its primary use is to alleviate pain. How fast it works depends on how it is given (IV, IM, transdermal). I'll assume you are referring to IV. Works in 1-5 mins, lasts ~ 45-90 mins. Some very serious, but expected side effects include slowed or even stopped breathing, low blood pressure, sedation. Expect excellent pain relief with Fentanyl when used properly ...Read more
No: Heroin is a semi-synthetic derivative of morphine found in the opium plant, also called diamorph or 1, 6=diacetylmorphine. Fentanyl is completely synthetic, but is extremely potent, hundreds of times more potent than heroin, so that very tiny amounts are effective, and potentially dangerous. Recently more than 20 deaths in rhode island and 20 more in pa. Have been seen with street fentanyl. ...Read more