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If a person swallows a fentanyl patch n suicide attempt but regrets it, what will happen at the hospital?

If a person swallows a fentanyl patch n suicide attempt but regrets it, what will happen at the hospital?

Effect of Fentanyl: After you go to hospital Fentanyl needs to be flushed out of your body. If you are not suppose to take drug than it may have serious effects. Your doctor can monitor you in hospital for the 36 hrs or till you are stabilized.
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What happens when fentanyl 50mg kicks in?

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

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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
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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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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

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What are the differences between fentanyl patches and morphine?

What are the differences between fentanyl patches and morphine?

Half-life & delivery: Both are opioids but stay in your body for different lengths of time (half-life) and, of course differ in their delivery (oral versus patch). ...Read more

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What are the differences between fentanyl patches and oxycontin?

Half-life & delivery: Both are opioids but stay in your body for different lengths of time (half-life) and, of course differ in their delivery (oral versus patch). ...Read more

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Why fentanyl would be prescribed for less than excruciating pain?

Level 10 pain: Not relieved with oral combinations and long acting opioids is the usual reason for the patch, but adverse affects with the other products (obstipation/consitpation, nausea and vomiting at even low dose) could be a reason. The golden rule is to use as low dose and start with uncontrolled and go up until pain is conrolled. Fentanyl is also expensive. ...Read more

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Do you know if you can take Cialis while wearing a fentanyl patch?

Definitely, yes: There is no interaction between these 2 drugs. However, always talk to your doctor before starting any new prescription or OTC medication, vitamins or dietary supplement. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will these fentanyl withdrawals last?

Need: Way more info. What dose are you on? What route are you taking it? Why are you taking it? Why have you stopped? ...Read more

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Safest med to take with 12 mcg fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain?

Safest med to take with 12 mcg fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain?

Many options: Any short to intermediate acting narcotic prescribed by your physician specifically for breakthrough pain and taken exactly as directed should be safe. ...Read more

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