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What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl Oralet allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl Oralet allergy?

Like other allergy: Oral transmucosal formulation of fentanyl citrate (OTFC) has been reported to be an effective sedative, providing convenient and atraumatic sedation for children mainly. There can be local irritation or more commonly hives. Even wheeze. It would last while the drug is there (several hours). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl citrate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl citrate allergy?

It depends: Drug allergies and sensitivities to drugs are different. True allergies usually involve activation of the body's immune system to fight the "foreign" substance, in this case fentanyl. These are often serious and potentially life threatening. Fentanyl sensitivity include side effects like itching, nausea, or rash. These are annoying but not life threatening. Fentanyl rarely causes a true allergy. ...Read more

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What's the price of 50 mcg/no fentanyl citrate?

What's the price of 50 mcg/no fentanyl citrate?

Pharmacist: Would consult with your local pharmacist for this one. ...Read more

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Oral fentanyl citrate effects?

Same as IV: Oral Fentanyl Citrate is the same as intravenous or topical fentanyl. It is a potent opioid and side effects include nausea, vomiting, itching, respiratory depression, constipation. ...Read more

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What's the effect of fentanyl citrate?

What's the effect of fentanyl citrate?

Opioid: Like any opioid can get respiratory depression, itching, nausea, dependence, low blood pressure, and more. Use only as directed under supervision of appropriately trained physician. Iv fentanyl is rapid and potent. Skin patch is slow but potent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Duragesic (fentanyl) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Duragesic (fentanyl) allergy?

Duragesic Allergy: An allergy is caused by your immune system and can be of varying degrees. An allergy to Fentanyl, the narcotic in Duragesic, can cause itching and or a rash as well as anaphylaxis, a tumultuous immune response presenting as significant swelling accompanied by difficulty breathing. The adhesive in the patch itself can cause a skin reaction presenting as skin irritation as well as a severe rash. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl allergy?

Fentanyl allergy: Fentanyl is narcotic pain reliever. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. Anaphylaxis has occurred with Fentanyl use. Https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3440895/ ...Read more

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Why do you prefer nalbuphine in children in postop pain control? Why not use fentanyl or pethidine? What's the reason? What advantage?!

Why do you prefer nalbuphine in children in postop pain control? Why not use fentanyl or pethidine? What's the reason? What advantage?!

I don't: Prefer nalbuphine in children, some may because it has a ceiling to respiratory depression. Children need narcotics according to their situation and I believe in using medications you become familiar with ...Read more

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How often does fentanyl cause overdose death?

How often does fentanyl cause overdose death?

Depends: The main risks with fentanyl would be excessive and/or inappropriate over-usage at home. Deaths from narcotic accidental overdoses are increasing across the country. In a monitored situation such as in a hospital, overdose would likely be very rare but not impossible. ...Read more

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How long before the first fentanyl patch starts to work?

How long before the first fentanyl patch starts to work?

It's peak onset: May take 24 hours with first patch, and will recapitulate the build up if a gap of 2 hours without patch occurs. Break though narcotics can be used unitl peak action. ...Read more

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Why after a week, am I still testing positive for fentanyl?

Why after a week, am I still testing positive for fentanyl?

Read this link...: Ref: Toxicologic Testing for Opiates: Understanding False-Positive and False-Negative Test Results, as found at: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3505132/ ...Read more

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Please help! What happens if you cut a fentanyl patch to have a smaller dose?

Should not be done: Transdermal fentanyl patches are engineered to deliver a specific dose per unit of time. The size of the patch and the adhesives/compounds in the patch must remain intact. Cutting the patch may result in too little being administered or possibly a fatal overdose. ...Read more

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Doubling a fentanyl patch dose and a subsequent death. Is there any connection?

Would need more info: Fentanyl is a very powerfull opiod 1000 times more patent than morphine. How much opiod was the person taking? Opiod naive patient (persons who are not taking opiods) will react differently than people who are on chronic opiods. It is harder to hurt people on chronic opiods by increasing opiods they are already on but even they can be hurt. Was it given for chronic or new acute pain. It's possible. ...Read more

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How long would a 100mcg fentanyl patch have to be worn before I knew if I was in danger?

Fentanyl patch: USe of fentanyl patches results in plasma levels being adequate in about 6-8 hours with the first patch. So if you just went straight to a 100mcgm patch first use it will take 6-8 hours. One should never use a 100mgcm patch as the first selection when using Fentanyl patches - always start low and increase dose as needed and indicated. ...Read more

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Can you experience withdrawal from fentanyl patch if you only have used it for 3 weeks or so?

Yes: Absolutely! If you have been on opioids before then, and now are on a fentanyl patch for a few weeks, then yes, you may definitely experience withdrawal if you stop abruptly.
Please discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Is fentanyl used long term for chronic pain?

Is fentanyl used long term for chronic pain?

Yes, of course: The answer is that you can use fentanyl safely, selectively and sparingly. Most of the debate about the role of opioids in chronic pain management is based upon both the safety and efficacy of these drugs and the potential for abuse. Because of concerns about tolerance, physical dependence and addiction, many health professionals are still reluctant to prescribe opioids for chronic pain. ...Read more

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Can fentanyl intoxication cause severe hypoglycemia?

Can fentanyl intoxication cause severe hypoglycemia?

Not specifically: Not specifically fentanyl. But any drug capable of causing extreme sedation, which includes any narcotic in overdose, could make someone unaware of the normal sensations that tell us we need to eat. Thus, hypoglycemia could follow. Alcohol specifically is an intoxicant that can cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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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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Is fentanyl ok to give during labor? What are the side affects on the baby?

Fentanyl: I would not be a fan of using fentanyl during labor. It is a short acting narcotic and can cause respiratory depression if the newborn is born before the effects wearing off. It is used, but not commonly. ...Read more

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Does fentanyl cause sexual dysfunction?

Does fentanyl cause sexual dysfunction?

Like all opioids: Sexual dysfunction and low testosterone are well recognized adverse effects of all opioids. ...Read more

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Why does fentanyl not give any euphoria, unlike other opiates?

Why does fentanyl not give any euphoria, unlike other opiates?

It can: Every one responds differently to different opioids. Fentanyl usually does cause the same euphoria that other opioids do. Dose can have an impact, as can chronic use of opioids. Fentanyl's primary purpose is analgesia and is highly addictive and potentially dangerous if misused. No opioids should be taken for their side effects ...Read more

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Is there an oral version of fentanyl and is it used widely for post operative pain management?

Yes and no: There are sublingual and transmucosal forms of fentanyl, available as oral sprays, films, dissolving tablets, and nose spray. It is NOT widely used for post-operative pain managemen, because its safety in that setting has not been proven. It's safety and efficacy has been proven only for opiod-tolerant patients with breakthrough cancer pain.. ...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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Is immune system compromised when w/d from fentanyl? In supervised w/d and I have caught a nasty flu.

Is immune system compromised when w/d from fentanyl? In supervised w/d and I have caught a nasty flu.

It can be: The stress response to withdrawal from opiates can indeed alter your immune system function via stress hormones such as cortisol. However, the flu you caught may have been caught even if you were not withdrawing. Your symptoms may seem worse because the aches and pains feel worse when you are in withdrawal. ...Read more

Fentanyl Oralet Allergy (Definition)

Oral transmucosal formulation of fentanyl citrate (OTFC) has been reported to be an effective sedative, providing convenient and atraumatic sedation for children mainly. There can be local irritation or more commonly hives. Even wheeze. It would last while the drug ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fentanyl Citrate (Definition)

Fentanyl citrate is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more