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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. You will also need psychiatric help for your underlying depression! Read more

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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 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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