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What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

What pain medicine works best with fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain? I'm currently on fentanyl patch and percocet.

No best: There is no such thing as a "best" medicine that can be generalized. Everyone needs individual assessment. Discuss with your doctor. It is concerning to me that you are on these medications at age 27. ...Read more

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Is flector patch (diclofenac) banned or still around?

Is flector patch (diclofenac) banned or still around?

It is still around: It is basically the topical/transdermal form of diclofenac, a sister med of aleve/motrin etc... If you have localized aches/pain/arthitis that is not too deep, then the patch may help without causing gut-side effect such as dyspepsia/bleeding etc...Patch is good locally because it delivers med right to the site at a rather constant rate compared to oral med. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the flector patch (diclofenac) good for arthrites?

Is the  flector patch (diclofenac) good for arthrites?

Yes, maybe..: It is basically the topical/transdermal form of diclofenac, a sister med of aleve/motrin etc... If you have localized aches/pain/arthitis that is not too deep, then the patch may help without causing gut-side effect such as dyspepsia/bleeding etc...Patch is good locally because it delivers med right to the site at a rather constant rate compared to oral med. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Oxytrol OTC patch okay for men?

Oxytrol OTC patch okay for men?

Bph: If you have prostatic enlargement, overactive bladder medications such as urolatrol can lead to urinary retention. I would only take it following evaluation for BPH my urologist. It may be that more direct treatment of your BPH would be a better option. ...Read more

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What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Thanks for asking!: Depends on dose and mode of administration. Iv administered narcotics are most potent. As for dosage, fentanyl is the most potent of the listed medication. ...Read more

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Ok to buy a Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch online?

Ok to buy a Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch online?

Fentanyl online: No, the delivery and integrity of the patch is of paramount importance and many people tamper with these and can alter sometimes fatally the delivery system. Your best bet is to get this with a legitimate doctors prescription with close supervision from a reputable pharmacy where quality and safety can be assured, these are potent and dangerous medications if used improperly. ...Read more

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Safest med to take with 12 mcg fentanyl patch for breakthrough pain?

Many options: Any short to intermediate acting narcotic prescribed by your physician specifically for breakthrough pain and taken exactly as directed should be safe. ...Read more

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Can I take Oramorph while using Butrans patch 10mg ?

Careful: There are some adverse interactions using this combination of medications. This can be allowed for by adjusting doses. Talk to your prescribing doctor about the potential risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

Is flector patch (diclofenac) good for back injuries?

I used them..: As long as it is for simple back pain. If it doesn't improve over a few weeks, strongly suggest on seeing a Chiropractor to get a back evaluation first. Then maybe go down the massage route. ...Read more

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Can i be on the fentanyl patch and also 80 mg oxycoton the patch is 25 mg?

Can i be on the fentanyl patch and also 80 mg oxycoton the patch is 25 mg?

Serious Medications: First of all mixing opiates together is a very serious issue. If you are on the 80mg Oxycontin cr tablet, i would imagine you are dealing with very severe pain. Adding additional opiates with Oxycontin should really only be prescribed a pain specialist and monitored very closely. The pain management doctor should organize a specific treatment plan with you. Theses medications are serious stuff. ...Read more

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It's okay to use oxy ir with the fentenal patch right?

It's okay to use oxy ir with the fentenal patch right?

Yes: The fentanyl patch is the maintenance long acting drug & oxy- IR is intended for moderate-severe breakthrough pain in rescue doses typically 2-4 times per day as needed. Both medications should be taken only as prescribed. ...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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Fentanyl patch and Cialis together, is this ok?

Yes, if: you can take or apply each individually the combination would be ok ...Read more

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Nicotine patch with vicodin ok?

Nicotine patch with vicodin ok?

Nicotine: This combination should be fine. Good for you...Quit smoking, this is a huge step forward. After quitting smoking, get to the bottom of your pain condition and try to get off narcotic medications too. ...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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