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How to I manage converting from hydrocodone/vicodin to fentanyl patch?

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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Narcotics

Medication change needs to be done by a doctor. If you would like to have hydrocodone changed to fentanyl patch, please discuss it with your doctor. Please do not do it by yourself.

In brief: Narcotics

Medication change needs to be done by a doctor. If you would like to have hydrocodone changed to fentanyl patch, please discuss it with your doctor. Please do not do it by yourself.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Its your

Doctor's job, but does depend on how much hydrocodone/acetomenophen you are using in 24 hours, and how much pain you have.
Problem with vicodin es, is that it blends 7.5 hydro with 750 acetomenophen-- cannot double up because tylenol (acetaminophen) od. Commonly start with 25microgram fentanyl, and see how much breakthrough med is needed.

In brief: Its your

Doctor's job, but does depend on how much hydrocodone/acetomenophen you are using in 24 hours, and how much pain you have.
Problem with vicodin es, is that it blends 7.5 hydro with 750 acetomenophen-- cannot double up because tylenol (acetaminophen) od. Commonly start with 25microgram fentanyl, and see how much breakthrough med is needed.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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