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Fentanyl Transdermal Side Effects
How long does fentanyl transdermal patch 75mcg/hr stay in system woman, 39, 168 lbs, on chronic opiod therapy?
51 hours: Once the patch is removed the medication has a half life of 17 hours. That means it is mostly gone by three half lives, or 51 hours. However, the chronic opioids that you are taking will still be in your system. ...Read more
Opioids: Both are opioids so side effects would be very similar. The fentanyl patch is on the skin, the Dilaudid is IV so it is uncomfortable, requires venopuncture, or for chronic use a devise like a pouch under the skin on the chest which adds more side effects and complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been on fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg for two weeks. I decided to stop it due to side effects. Can I expect any withdrawal symptoms?
Yes: Discuss with prescribing physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can fentanyl patches cause galactorrhea, even though I've been on it with no other side effects at all for 5 years before the milk started?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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