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Fentanyl Overdose In Children
What happens 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
Duragesic (fentanyl): The label states that its for adults only. Anyone above the age of 18yrs ...Read more
Having endoscopy egd, using fentanyl. I'm afraid of oversode. Can it be done with morphine? Wich one is safer?
Why do you prefer nalbuphine in children in postop pain control? Why not use fentanyl or pethidine? What's the reason? What advantage?!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If taking each: Individually is okay then the combination would also be okay. ...Read more
Yes but: It will come off. The adhesive is not that strong or water-proof. ...Read more