What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action. It is a strong agonist at the μ-opioid receptors.

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I just started with the fentanyl patch 25. I was taking hydrocodone 10 3 to 4 times daily. Is it safe to take a hydrocodone with the patch until it...

doctor1 MD

Hi, severe pain can be very distressing. It is important that pain is managed effectively with proper & safe drugs. The drug Fentanyl prescribed to...

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My niece has been using heroin and fentanyl (sp?) for a long time. No detox center will take her in because of the fentanyl. She is coming to my...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your query. I understand your concern for your niece. Heroin and fentanyl are opioids that can result in respiratory...

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I was prescribed the fentanyl patch 25 about 3 months ago after long term pain management. I was not prescribed anything for the breakthrough pain...

doctor1 MD

Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

Most of the drugs are detoxified and thrown out of the body through either kidneys or Liver. Fentanyl is...

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