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Doctor insights on: Fentanyl Transdermal System Dosage

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Oral fentanyl citrate effects?

Oral fentanyl citrate effects?

Same as IV: Oral Fentanyl Citrate is the same as intravenous or topical fentanyl. It is a potent opioid and side effects include nausea, vomiting, itching, respiratory depression, constipation. ...Read more

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Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

Is hydromorphone 8mg > 30 mg oxycodone? Orally< which medication is more effective?

It's all about dose: Hydromorphone 8mg oral is equivalent to approximately 24mg oxycodone oral. Both can be equally effective in an appropriate dose and schedule. ...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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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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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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How can you convert an intrathecal dosage of fentanyl into the equivalent patch dosage?

How can you  convert an intrathecal dosage of fentanyl into the equivalent patch dosage?

Fentanyl: Although intrathecal fentanyl may have systemic effects, it will act differently than if systemically administered. While the intrathecal goes on the local nerve endings as a local anesthetic, the systemic goes to the central nervous system through blood. Intrathecally we use 10micrograms, in the blood 100 micrograms and much more for the chronic user. Less side effects intrathecally (small dose). ...Read more

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Can MS Contin (morphine) be used alongside Butrans patch ?

Not good idea usually: Choose either one but not both unless you require a rescue drug. If that is case, might select a Fentanyl patch as the best approach. ...Read more

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Methodone used with oxycodone side effects?

Confused: I am confused as to what you are asking. Both drugs have similar side effects. They can be used together. Reask question if i did not answer what you wanted. ...Read more

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Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read more

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When switching from 50mcg (every 72 hours) fentanyl patch to morphine sulfate er. - what dosage is equivalent? Roughly. Thank you :)

Great Questions: 50mcg is roughly equivalent to 120 mg a day of morphine. However, when switching most doctors will reduce by 50% because of incomplete cross tolerance. ...Read more

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Can the drug kadian (morphine) hurt me?

Can the drug kadian (morphine) hurt me?

Kadian (morphine) ABUSE: Yes it can if you abuse the drug, take it without doctors prescription, of the street, take more than the prescribed dose, you can overdose on it . It can cause severe side effects if you overdose, including coma and respiratory arrest it can cause opiate addiction and it can hurt you if you take it from the street kadian is a controlled drug has to be taken under medical supervision and by presciptio. ...Read more

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What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Tramadol?

What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? 

What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Tramadol?

50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?: Meperidine (Demerol) 50 mg was superior to tramadol 50 mg for acute pain relief in patients with suspected renal colic when given intravenously. Because many patients in both groups received supplemental meperidine and the response to tramadol alone cannot be predicted, clinicians may want to choose higher doses of meperidine alone or other alternative combinations. ...Read more

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Which is stronger: hydromorphone HCl 8mg or oxycodone HCl 30mg or methadone 10mg?

Which is stronger: hydromorphone HCl 8mg or oxycodone HCl 30mg or methadone 10mg?

Opiods for pain: Hydromorphone 8 mg is roughly equivalent to Oxycodone 30 mg. I assume you are asking re oral medications. Both of these are effective for moderate to severe pain. In the US, Methadone is restricted to programs for treating opiod addiction, and is generally not used for pain relief. ...Read more

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Opana ER 20mg (oxymorphone) question on addictive effects?

Opana ER 20mg (oxymorphone) question on addictive effects?

Oxymorphone: Opana is an opioid. All opioids have the potential for addiction. Caution should be exercised when using these opioid medications. ...Read more

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