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On Fentynol patch for cancer. Feeling lethargic, breathing laboured, right arm twitching. Solution?

My sister is on Xanax, feyntnol patch and a pain medicine for cancer. She has been on 25 of fentynol and within 6 days she has been bumped up to 100 now she is almost lethargic and breathing is really labored and right arm is twitching.. She was carrying on conversation Sunday and Monday patch was put on Tuesday and now can't even sit one seems worried but me.. Just wondering what I could do
Asked On : Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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Welcome to Health Care Magic,
Though you have not given details about the cause of pain, and type of cancer, generally speaking it is not advisable to take Xnax and fentany patch together. Also to increase the dose of Fentanyl abruptly is not a wise option. Make sure also that she is not taking grape fruits or Grape fruit juice along with these medicines.
It is advisable to consult her Doctor who can review her cause of pain, may revise the timings and doses or choose an alternative option for the pain.

Wish her good recovery.
Dr H Hamdani
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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