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Why fentanyl would be prescribed for less than excruciating pain?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Level 10 pain

Not relieved with oral combinations and long acting opioids is the usual reason for the patch, but adverse affects with the other products (obstipation/consitpation, nausea and vomiting at even low dose) could be a reason.
The golden rule is to use as low dose and start with uncontrolled and go up until pain is conrolled. Fentanyl is also expensive.

In brief: Level 10 pain

Not relieved with oral combinations and long acting opioids is the usual reason for the patch, but adverse affects with the other products (obstipation/consitpation, nausea and vomiting at even low dose) could be a reason.
The golden rule is to use as low dose and start with uncontrolled and go up until pain is conrolled. Fentanyl is also expensive.
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