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Doctor insights on: Fentanyl Transdermal Side Effects

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Dr. David Sherer
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How long does fentanyl transdermal patch 75mcg/hr stay in system woman, 39, 168 lbs, on chronic opiod therapy?

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

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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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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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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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Dr. James Henning
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