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What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Fentanyl overdose?

Fentanyl overdose: Fentanyl is a narcotic pain reliever. Overdose may cause pinpoint pupils, slow heart rate, slow or no breathing, blue lips, dizziness, sedation, weakness, confusion, loss of consciousness, drop in blood pressure, brain damage and death. ...Read more

Fentanyl Overdose (Definition)

Fentanyl is a narcotic pain reliever. Overdose may cause pinpoint pupils, slow heart rate, slow or no breathing, blue lips, dizziness, sedation, weakness, confusion, loss of consciousness, drop in blood pressure, ...Read more


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Does you know of the side effects of fentanyl overdose?

Does you know of the side effects of fentanyl overdose?

Shallow breathing &: Shallow breathing and then death. Chronic non-overdose side effects include nausea, constipation, and very low testosterone in men. ...Read more

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What happens if a victim with a fentanyl overdose is apneic with a pulse what will the EKG show then?

What happens if a victim with a fentanyl overdose is apneic with a pulse what will the EKG show then?

Could vary: A patient who is completely apneic from narcotic overdose will dies very soon unless something is done to reverse the overdose and support breathing. EKG will show arrhythmia (PVC's, bradycardia) and then when hypoxia is prolonged long enough the heart will stop. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a victim with a fentanyl overdose is apneic with a pulse what will the EKG show then?

Can you tell me if a victim with a fentanyl overdose is apneic with a pulse what will the EKG show then?

Ekg: Depends on how long person was apneic: can be normal sinus rhythm, bradycardia or arrhythmia. ...Read more

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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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Having endoscopy egd, using fentanyl. I'm afraid of oversode. Can it be done with morphine? Wich one is safer?

Having endoscopy egd, using fentanyl. I'm afraid of oversode. Can it be done with morphine? Wich one is safer?

Fentanyl: Fentany is easier to titrate and much shorter acting than morphine. The ideal way would be with propofol. it is very short acting and has minimal post egd side effects ...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 do fentanyl patches work?

How do fentanyl patches work?

Provide pain relief: Fentanyl patches are small patches like a band-aid. The medicine is mixed into the bandage material. Once it is applied to the skin, the fentanyl, an opiate medication, slowly dissolves through the patient's skin and is ultimately absorbed into the blood so that it circulates throughout the body providing pain relief. The patches come in different doses affecting length of time they work. ...Read more

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How safe are Fentanyl patch 50 mcg?

High risk: For side effects, abuse and potential serious breathing problems and death. Vomiting, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, or headache, just a few common side effects that may occur. Carefully follow your physician instructions for using fentanyl patches and remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he/she has thought that the benefit to you is greater than the risk. ...Read more

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Can you ease tell me what a fentanyl patch is?

For chronic pain: Fentanyl transdermal patch is used in chronic pain management. The patches work by releasing fentanyl into body fats, which then slowly release the drug into the bloodstream over 48 to 72 hours, allowing for long-lasting relief from pain. The patches are available in generic form and are available for lower costs. Dosage is based on the size of the patch, since the t. ...Read more

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What are the complications of addict with pethiden and fentanyl?

What are the complications of addict with pethiden and fentanyl?

Addiction: The most serious is death. Pethidine and fentanyl is a bad combination. Pethidine can build up toxic metabolites which cause seizures as well. You may have one and aspirate and then die from lung complications. Get help please if you want to live a long life. ...Read more

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Is fentanyl the same as heroin?

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

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Can pholcodine contain fentanyl?

No: Pholcodine is a cough suppressant and although it has some sedative effects, is sold over the counter, it does not contain fentanyl. Fentanyl on the other hand is a potent narcotic and a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Side effects of using fentanyl pain patches?

Side effects of using fentanyl pain patches?

Fentanyl patch: Some of the common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, irritation, itching, or redness at the application site can also occur. More serious side effects including agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach/abdominal pain, difficulty urinating or allergic reactions are very rare. ...Read more

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What can be done for an addicted to fentanyl?

What can be done for an addicted to fentanyl?

Drug Detox: Or Methadone maintenance. Cold turkey withdrawal is not lie threatening, but panful and highly unpleasant. It is not different from heroin withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is it true that fentanyl is related to heroin?

Opiates: Yes, fentanyl is related to heroin. Heroin is the original opiate used as an analgesic. Fentanyl is synthetic, whilst heroin is obtained from poppy. ...Read more

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What could cause a false positive for fentanyl?

Errors: Be honest and offer to even pay for a better test. This seems to happen to people - so it may not surprise them. Read: http://ehealthforum. Com/health/false-positive-in-urine-test-for-fentanyl-t292331.html
Best! ...Read more

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Fentanyl patch and Cialis together, is this ok?

Yes, if: You can take or apply each individually the combination would be ok ...Read more

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What should someone do for detoxing off fentanyl?

It depends: If you need the drug for pain, it may not be wise to stop it. If you are using it without benefit, it is wise to taper slowly under a doctor's direction, e.g. 25 mcg/hour/ week. Alternatively, fentanyl addiction can be treated with sublingual buprenorphine, preventing withdrawal. The best approach depends on the very individual circumstances which prompted your question. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using fentanyl patches?

Same as narcotics: Fentanyl is a narcotic pain reliever, in the same family as Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or morphine. Side effects can include nausea, itching, and slower breathing. If you use a fentanyl patch and use other sedatives or alcohol in excess, it could cause coma or death. These are powerful medications that need to be treated with respect, though they are very useful for severe or chronic pain. ...Read more

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What have the best glue durogesic or fentanyl patches?

Best?: I'm not sure what you mean by "best" glue. They differ in the matrix used in their adhesive (not sure the specifics though). I really haven't heard of one sticking better than the other, but I have heard of allergic reactions to the generic fentanyl patch while the Duragesic was fine. ...Read more

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Taking fentanyl patch and Cialis together, is this okay?

If taking each: Individually is okay then the combination would also be okay. ...Read more

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