Do you have advice for getting off Duragesic (fentanyl) and vicodin?

Opiod use. Duragesic (fentanyl) is a very potent narcotic. You need one on one help to wean off these meds. Get advice from your pcp. Good luck.
Yes. The medications should be weaned off rather than stopped suddenly. Add up the total daily dose of medication and decrease the total amount by 10% every 5 days.

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How can I get off Duragesic (fentanyl) and vicodin?

Duragesic (fentanyl) vicoidn. This is best done with medical direction and a strong mind on your part. This also depends on the dose used of each. I would see your doctor. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Can I take loratab/ vicodin with the fentanyl patch if the is not giving off enough meds for pain relief?

Yes. But only if the prescribing doc agrees. If you did it without notifying that doc, you would be violating the opiate maintenance agreement. Read more...
If prescribed . Fentanyl patches are often used in combination with hydrocodone in chronic pain patients. The fentanyl is given to control the around the clock pain and hydrocodone prescribed for breakthrough pain- that is occasional pain not controlled by the fentanyl. It should only be used when needed and only if prescribed by your pain management physician. Read more...

Is it safe to take vicodin 5mg along with fentanyl patches (12mcg/hr)?

Depends. The use of a breakthrough med with a baseline opioid is well established. Just don't use the vicodin regularly. Read more...

What is the risk of adverse reaction from fentanyl/versed in egd if I tolerated it during oral surgery and vicodin/valium during balloon sinuplasty?

Low risk. There is less chance of an adverse reaction if you have already tolerated the drugs before. You didn't know how they will affect you before the oral surgery, now you know. Read more...
It depends. Contextual factors are very important as you alluded. A prescriber who knows your medical history, use of all medications, alcohol, etc. Is in the best place to start to advise you regarding these mixtures and other options. Read more...
Probably no risk. Of an adverse reaction, the risk would be with the administration and monitoring. An allergic reaction to fentanyl is extremely rare and you should tolerate the versed if you did the valium. Read more...
Different procedure. Although the drug risks are the same for each procedure (respiratory depression, airway obstruction), different ones may require different amt's of sedation, and the risks are dose-related. Also, edg requires the gastroscope be inserted orally, so local anesthesia of the throat is often added, and airway compromise is a slightly greater risk. If oral surger was ok, this will probably be as well. Read more...

29 m. I am on 200 mcg Duragesic fentanyl and 20 mg x 6 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for bt pain. I have unknown stom/groin pain. What could warrant this much med?

This. Combo could cause respiratory depression and even death, go to pain doctors to look for options. Good luck! Read more...
Almost nothing. That is an enormous amount of narcotic medication which almost certainly at some point lead to drug tolerance and addiction. The matter needs to be quickly diagnosed and taken care of. Thank you. Read more...