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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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