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What is usualy the the starting dose for a fentanyl patch?

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Dr. Norman Cohen
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

The dosing depends on how much opiate class drugs one is already taking.
For those taking a relatively small amount and without evidence of tolerance, the starting dose is 25 mcg/hr. If one is taking higher doses of drugs such as oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone or methadone, the starting dose could be 50, 75 or even 100 mcg/hr.

In brief: Varies

The dosing depends on how much opiate class drugs one is already taking.
For those taking a relatively small amount and without evidence of tolerance, the starting dose is 25 mcg/hr. If one is taking higher doses of drugs such as oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone or methadone, the starting dose could be 50, 75 or even 100 mcg/hr.
Dr. Norman Cohen
Dr. Norman Cohen
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The lowest

Available dose form for Duragesic (fentanyl) is 12 microgram. The actual dose is usually based on prior oral morphine and congeners, and likel 25 or 50.
These patches last 3 days, and short acting breakthrough products are also used together.

In brief: The lowest

Available dose form for Duragesic (fentanyl) is 12 microgram. The actual dose is usually based on prior oral morphine and congeners, and likel 25 or 50.
These patches last 3 days, and short acting breakthrough products are also used together.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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