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Fentanyl Transdermal Side Effects
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
Same as narcotics: Fentanyl is a narcotic pain reliever, in the same family as Demerol 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
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
Lost my ins. and I'm had to quit cold turkey from fentanyl 50mcg patch that I've been on a year or two. How long does the side effects take while w/d?
Depends: Martin, depending on how long you have been on Fentanyl, the withdrawal symptoms could last for several weeks, although they will decrease in severity as your body decreases the opiate receptors. If you don't have access to a doctor to prescribe medicine, mild to moderate exercise could help, as it releases the body's natural opiates. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›
I've been on fentanyl patch for 4 months is it possible to have bad side effects now ie. Swelling in feet and ankles ?
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