Re: does fentanyl patch bypass the liver and go directly into the blood stream?
Everything I have read in regards to the Fentanyl Patch is that it goes directly into the bloodstream and bypasses the stomach and liver completely. That is one the the benefits of this type of system. I know for me it has been wonderful. I have been able to remain on the relatively low dose my PM Doctor started me on and I manage to wake up in the morning as close to pain free as I have experienced in many years. Of course there have been adjustments my Doctor has made made, I now change the patch every 48 hours, instead of every 72 hours and I do have a narcotic available in pill form to take for break through pain.
I hope this helps.
~ Fiona Jo
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