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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 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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Side effects of a fentanyl patch vs. Iv dilaudid?

Side effects of a fentanyl patch vs. Iv dilaudid?

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 more

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When using fentanyl patches, what kind of side effects occur? Is hallucinating one of them?

When using  fentanyl patches, what kind of side effects occur? Is hallucinating one of them?

Yes but very rare: All narcotics can alter perception; visual and auditory hallucinations can occur but are very rare. If this continues, go back to your prescriber for another therapy. ...Read more

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My husband is trying to get off the Duragesic (fentanyl) patch and hydrocodeine, what are the side effects of withdrawal?

My husband is trying to get off the Duragesic (fentanyl) patch and hydrocodeine, what are the side effects of withdrawal?

Withdrawal effects: The withdrawal effects of a medication, any medication is often the opposite of the therapeutic effects. In this case, diarrhea, anxiety, wakefullness and restlessness as well as feeling flu like and having a runny nose and sneezing with a rapid heart beat is common. We often call this sympathetic storm due to the activation of a certain type of nervous system response, there are meds that help. ...Read more

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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?

Opioid withdrawal: Good question. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal tend to appear 1-2 days after your last dose. You may feel flu-like symptoms, aching, the need to yawn or a bit agitated. You may find this information helpful too http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm ...Read more

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