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  1. depression stemming from chronic pain
    ... Personally, I take Elavil. My pain medications are Duragesic , Dilaudid, and Actiq--which I use for Lupus. My mother...

  2. Generic Actiq News
    ... years. My pain medicines (per month) are 3 boxes of Duragesic 75 mcg (Sandoz generic), Dilaudid 8 mg (#100 tablets ... instance". I was paying over $300 (for 3 boxes) of brand Duragesic , but when the generic came out--I only had to pay...

  3. Stomach Problems...undigested Oxy????
    ... the same thing. I have IBS as well, and I am on the Duragesic patches. With the patches the medicines is absorbed...

  4. Fentanyl Patch
    ... nificantly SUPERIOR to the Mylan generic and the Brand Name Duragesic !! The Sandoz generic happens to be produced by a...

  5. Fentynol patch
    ... dispose of it down the toilet. I tried brand name ( duragesic ) and generic(Fentanyl). The duragesic (brand)has the...
    ... Hi Georgi..... I have been using Duragesic (fentanyl patch) for 4+yrs and it has been a very ... There are 3 different patches available. The brand ' Duragesic ' and its generic version made by 'Sandoz' both look...

  6. What is Your Level of Pain Relief???
    ... great until I my tolerance went through the roof. The Duragesic Patch (Fentanyl) worked good too, but I have found...

  7. Out of Patches, Now what?
    ... I need some advice, again! I am prescribed the Duragesic Patches for pain. I have been having a hard time keeping...
    ... Hi Cp I had the same problem with Duragesic and Sandoz patches. I would tape the patch with micropore ... stick. I was able to get a one month refund from the Duragesic mfr. I was told that approx. 5-10% of patients will...
    ... a crease, that was something I noticed when I gave duragesic a shot. Adhesion is a common problem so try anything...
    ... again! Gentle Hugs, Cpapp31 If you are using the Duragesic brand they will refund your copay one time...it is...

  8. From Opana ER back to Methadone
    ... withdrawal". The same is true when switching away from duragesic . If you have taken Fentanyl for months and do a cold...

  9. Fell down stairs, need advice!
    ... feel as though I am very undermedicated, I am on the Duragesic 75mcg every 48hrs, with nothing for breakthrough....
    ... are already on high dose pain meds such as 75mcg/hr duragesic is that treatment of acute pain with even more narcotics ... spitting into the ocean given the strength of the duragesic . Sometimes an injection of steroid and local anesthetics...
    ... if it continues to get worse. I realize that the Duragesic 75mcg is very strong medication, but I have been on...

  10. No breakthrough med w/ oxycontin?????
    ... Is there anyway to compare the Oxycontin to the Duragesic 50 patch? The patch helped me more, but I was having...
    ... Is there anyway to compare the Oxycontin to the Duragesic 50 patch? The patch helped me more, but I was having...

  11. Conversion Question
    ... 20mg of Oxy, 3 x Day and was switched to the 50mcg of Duragesic . Now, I am a higher dose. I have never taken Kadian...
    ... normal.. Personally, I never found relief with Duragesic even at twice any conversion table suggested, so I ... parking and he completely missed the bus. Switching to Duragesic is fairly easy, Switching away can be a little more...
    ... reason your doc is comfortable with higher levels of Duragesic than he is with the equivelent levels of morphine ... comfy with the patch. Maybe it the false sense that duragesic is less prone to abuse, but that really a silly assumption...

  12. Pain Meds & Diarrhea
    ... terrible pain right below my left rib. I am on the Duragesic Patch. Any comments or suggestions? Thanks, Cpapp31...
    ... Amanda! Thanks for the response. I have been on Duragesic for about 3 years. I also have IBS, and I think I...
    ... felt that way, even when taking Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Duragesic Patches or Meth. It is just a way I have to go to...
    ... felt that way, even when taking Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Duragesic Patches or Meth. It is just a way I have to go to...
    ... how to deal with chronic pain patients. Yes, I am on Duragesic , yes, it is strong, but NO it is not helping my pain ... The doctors look at your chart, see that you are on Duragesic , and practically run from you. It's NOT fair. They...

  13. Dependency Vs. Addiction
    ... take opiates again. Just stay away from Fentanyl ( Duragesic patch and Actiq) because that is what you had problems...

  14. Morphine Pump
    ... buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), fentanyl transdermal ( Duragesic ) In addition there are several short acting drugs...
    ... he tried lyrica? he could also try things like the duragesic patch and then a breakthrough narcotic such as roxicodone...

  15. Need help with ?? on too much sleep, not response, wondering why
    ... Hi There Wigout! I am on the Duragesic Patch 100mcg every 48hours. I absolutely love it,...
    ... also a problem to except prescription pain meds like Duragesic from your GP or your surgeon when you have a PM doc...

  16. Went to the ER this evening...more frustrated than ever!
    ... narcotic transdermal patch going by the trade name of " Duragesic ". But, what do I know. I am currently on the ... Duragesic (fentanyl) patch and have been all the way up to 150mcg ... lumbar region. If your patch is in fact Fentanyl/ Duragesic , then my suggestion would be to use a 25mcg, if you...
    ... sleeping pills to help get me through. Yes, it is a duragesic patch not demerol. :) Sorry, don't know where that ... flair up" it has done much of anything. As for the duragesic patch, at about day 3 I got a horrible headache that ... breath. I literally freaked and pulled the patch. Is duragesic hard on the liver? I will put my 50mg patch on this...
    ... which does not. My opinion is that the Brand Name Duragesic works very well, and the generic that is made by the...
    ... above and beyond the normal pain. When the vicodin/ duragesic patch didn't even take the edge off I panicked. ... Duragesic patch: I'd like to continue on the patch along with...
    ... The Duragesic Patches take at least a full day to work.........then...
    ... control your pain. I have used the brand name Duragesic and both generics as well. My preference is the Mylan...
    ... I think everyone covered the basics, two weeks of duragesic may break the cycle of pain buyut if you having difficculty...

  17. has anyone taken MSIR ??
    ... roxidcodne or even 10 mg percs. Use of "fentanyl" Duragesic on non malignant cancer pain was unheard of prior...

  18. New here...My story..
    ... works the same for every person. I too can not take Duragesic , but I have no problems at all with morphine. You ... before even considering a pain pump. The level of Duragesic you were on is very low so it probably would not take...

  19. New Member seeking help
    ... here. I also wanted to say the Fentanyl patch ( Duragesic ) is one form of medication that is used and you can...

  20. Effectiveness of pain management?
    ... helped me the most. My pain medicines (opiates) are Duragesic (fentanyl patch), Dilaudid, and Actiq (fentanyl lollipop...

  21. methadone treatment
    ... Oxycontin (actually 640 for a brief period), 100 mcg of Duragesic (Fentanyl) patch plus SA (30 mg) Roxicodone for BT...

  22. How do you know...
    ... dose or the first time you're exposed to these meds. Duragesic takes 15+ hours to reach max serum level so you...
    ... management and if 50 mics has you sleeping this much, Duragesic may not be the right med for you. 75mics may leave ... pain is abdomoninal pain of some sort, this is where duragesic has an advantage because it tends to be less constipating...

  23. Break through pain
    ... Choices are usually MS Contin (Mor[hine), OxyContin, Duragesic (Fentanyl) patch. With the long acting med, you...
    ... contract. As a side not he did originally prescribe Duragesic for two weeks post op and I filled it just before ... get an earful... I can't understand why he'd give me Duragesic patches with the Morphine but not give me any BT meds...

  24. Oxycontin Questions Please help
    ... is used for breakthrough pain). I also use 100 mcg Duragesic q48 hrs. The doc started me at a much lower dose...
    ... on Methadone now, but before that I was on Oxy and Duragesic (Fentanyl) for my CP. Oxycontin is a great pain ... comfortable with me on that much, so he switched me to the Duragesic patches. Like I said, Oxycontin is great, but you...
    ... Hey Director: I am taking Duragesic and Oxycontin Controlled Release which are both considered...
    ... Hey Hurtin: You're right about Duragesic and Oxycontin both being "base meds", the taking so...
    ... decided that was just too much and switched me to the Duragesic patch. You really should ask your Doc about maybe...

  25. Anyone using 75mg of Fentanyl patch
    ... use the 100 mcg patch and I've used the brand name Duragesic and the two generics, Sandoz and Mylan. The Mylan ... more like the Birth Control and Nicotine patch. The Duragesic and Sandoz both use a method where the fentanyl makes...

  26. Newbie, my story, my questions, my support
    ... meaning long acting meds like OxyContin, MSContin, Duragesic or methadone. If you went from basically minimal pain...

  27. Pain coping program? ever heard of this??
    ... withdrawal they experience when they peel off their last duragesic patch becuase keeping the apt for a refill wasn't...

  28. switching from fentanyl (duragesic) to methadone
    ... years. Before that I was on Oxycontin and Fentanyl ( Duragesic patches) plus several short acting medications. I...
    ... it for me, like he wrote scripts for Oxycontin and Duragesic . I think maybe the best bet is for your husband...
    ... your husband's doc writes him a prescription for the Duragesic patch. I've never heard of a pain management clinic...
    ... least, I would ask her for a bump to 50 mcg on the Duragesic and see if she'll do that. Also, it won't hurt to...

  29. Please give me your opinion!!!!!!!
    ... lower back pain. My dr. decided to put me on the Duragesic 50 pain patch with the Lortab for break through. ...

  30. pain patch?
    ... PAIN PATCHES. The FDA put out a bulletin of the Duragesic . It has killed people. My guess is the doctor did...

  31. anyone who can help.
    ... expensive and LA didlaudid is the most expensive. Duragesic isn't cheap but the 50ugh patch is in the right ballpark ... safely made daily with opiates other than methadone or duragesic patches. I'm sorry to hear about your husbands...

  32. Big Difference With Mylan Fenatnyl Patch
    ... if any of you know the exact difference between the Duragesic , sandoz and Mylan patches, let me know. Meanwhile...
    ... and I couldn’t find it but I was looking for the Duragesic … what I found after much searching was a small...
    ... mylan 50 mcg patch going on two weeks. Never tried duragesic , as I am a cash paying patient and mylan is more cost ... month. Like I said, I have no experience with the duragesic , so I no nothing of this gel that I hear so much about...
    ... started off with the Sandoz, and then changed to the Duragesic - he doesn't notice any difference in them except ... the Sandoz stuck to his skin better than the Duragesic ...
    ... few months I used the patch, I had either the brand Duragesic or Sandoz. I found that it did not work for me. I...

  33. Why methadone seems to be one of last meds to be suggested?
    ... Chronic Pain Patients. The same applys to Fentenyl (the Duragesic patches), it was only given to terminal cancer patients...
    ... better than any of the other medications I have tried ( Duragesic , Avinza, Lyrica, Topamax, Hydrocodone, etc.). So...

  34. Can;t Get Through To Pm Dpc
    ... because of copy right laws but I will type in what duragesic to kadian actually is. As far as computers being down ... is the kadian conversion, your presently on 100 UGH duragesic corect? 100ugh durGESIC, EQUIANALGESIC MORPHINE...

  35. Methadone dosing question
    ... relief I need. Between the Oxy and Meth, I was on Duragesic (Fentenyl) 100 mcg patches every 48 hours. I think...

  36. Morphine pump or Electronic pain relief?

  37. Equivalence question
    ... I actually started with oxyc, went to meth, tried Duragesic , back to meth, then kadian,bac to meth back to MSC...
    ... taking opiates this all changed. With Hydro, OxyC, Duragesic and Avinza I was irregular but I would never go more...

  38. new hyromorphone drug "OPANA"
    ... yet to try this new drug. Thinking of changing from Duragesic to something less expensive and wondered if anyone...
    ... yet to try this new drug. Thinking of changing from Duragesic to something less expensive and wondered if anyone ... to this particular formulation. i do know that duragesic is NOT cheap however this wont be for a while either...

  39. Doc changed my med from Oxy to Meth??question's
    ... positive. I too, was on other meds, such as Oxycontin, Duragesic Patches (Fentenyl), plus several SA meds. When I...

  40. Please Help-kind Of Urgent
    ... that dr REALLY messed up my fusion) and taking 75 Duragesic + Morphine for b/t and unable to work or function...

  41. Tolerance with oxycodone
    ... pain meds? He has decided to switch me over to duragesic patch, which i have had before I think it was 25mg...

  42. questions about meds and PM DR.
    ... type occurrences. For instance, I was started on Duragesic (fentanyl) patches. When that medicine started doing...

  43. Any Required tests when on Pain Meds???
    ... To explain what I'm taking...currently I'm on DURAGESIC which has fentanyl and I wear 2 patches at 100mg each...
    ... done every six months or so. Also, I change my Duragesic Patch 75 mcg every two days because the fentanyl wasn...
    ... patch topic, I just wanted to mention I was on the Duragesic patches about three years ago for a period of time...

  44. Switching to long lasting pain medicine
    ... is the only thing that gives me relief. The 100 mcg Duragesic patch barely does anything. 120 mg a day of Kadian...
    ... years. Took oxycontin for a while and also tryed a duragesic patch for a month or two. I have been with my current...

  45. switching 'codien contin' to 'Oxycontin' i need help
    ... So on to the ms-contin and oxycontin, etc., the Duragesic patch, Actiq lolipops, you name it, and I think I...

  46. Fentanyl Question

  47. Oxymorphone?
    ... Hey Allen, I hope moving back to Duragesic helps things. For some reason your doc is much more ... comfy with duragesic even if It still isn't where you need to be. On paper...

  48. Question on Oxycodone?
    ... I use 30 mg Roxicodone as b/t (100 mcg Duragesic for L/A) and honestly, I find it to be the only med...

  49. More questions,Please forgive me
    ... has just been switched back from Kadian to 100 mcg DURAGESIC patch. Now, the patch (and the Kadian) both make mae...

  50. Pain Meds, When is too Much???
    ... pain meds. Currently I'm wearing a patch called DURAGESIC which has fentanyl and I wear 2 patches at 100mg each...
    ... that you are taking two long acting meds. Both the DURAGESIC patch and MS Contin are sustained released meds. ... reakthrough pain. For example, I had been taking 100 mcg DURAGESIC with 30 mg Roxicodone for bt. Now, I still use the...
    ... But that is generally done by using an LA med like Duragesic and then a BT med that is short acting. As far...

  51. "new"looking oxy IR Mallin??
    ...

  52. Need some help deciding
    ... hydrocodone then neurontin then gabatril then elavil then duragesic patch then oxyIR then percocet then lyrica then etc...
    ... long acting form of Oxycodone. You also mentioned duragesic which is a long acting and actually the stongest pain...

  53. Confused and at my wit's end....
    ... ever mentioned putting you on say ms contin or the ( duragesic ) patch????Dave...

  54. methadone vs. oxycontin
    ... a day for breakthrough. The day I switched to the Duragesic patch (100) the doc had me take 40 mg. of methadone ... withdrawal from the methadone at all. I guess the Duragesic 100 patch was enough to cover me. Just goes to show...

  55. Can you fire your pain man. doc??
    ... I've tried up to 100 mg MS Contin bid and 100 mcg Duragesic , but to no avail. OxyContin is out because the Doc...

  56. myofacial therapy
    ... without the arrow. I am on a bunch of drugs, but the Duragesic patch is the one that does the most. I have had it...
    ... explosion of pain. I take too many drugs to name, but the Duragesic patch is an absolute must. Again work comp problems...

  57. help finding a pm doc in charlotte nc
    ... as a result of the surgery. I am currenly taking duragesic 75 and lortab for bt. Can anyone help me locate a...
    ... help determine this for myself? I am currenly on Duragesic 75 every 48 hours. Thanks a bunch!...

  58. amytriptilyne
    ... cheaper that the 4 other drugs including the narcotic duragesic Fentynal patch. I guess I would ask them why this...

  59. Why don't they want me to get an MRI??
    ... the book and what I have described.) I am on the 100 Duragesic patch and Dilaudid for BT. Yes the meds help tremendously...

  60. Effectiveness of Oxycontin?
    ... 160 TID with 30 mg Oxy IR for BT, when I switched to Duragesic patches....

  61. what to do?
    ... and if you were on OxyContin, or an LA Morphine, or Duragesic , you could reduce your Percs for BT pain. Hopefully...

  62. Requesting a med??
    ... I'm at the doctor he will ask me questions. When Duragesic was discontinued a couple years ago for a short time...

  63. Medication Questions
    ... comfortable with a patient with higher dose needs. Duragesic transdermal delivery of fentanyl bypasses the need...
    ... works just fine. I was also on Oxycontin and the Duragesic patch (Fentanyl) before I switched to the Meth. ...

  64. Good experience w/ new PM Doc
    ... acting and a breakthru med. He said that he favors Duragesic , Morphine, and Methadone but we'll see. Thanks...

  65. Where are all the good Docs?
    ... to my pain doctor this morning to pick up my Rx for Duragesic Patch (75mcg), and the prescription was all ready...
    ... I just returned from picking up and refilling my Duragesic . Can you believe I was alreading starting to have...

  66. How does AVINZA release?
    ... month prior I had the same kind of thing happen with Duragesic at 25mcg (actually even when I tried the 12mcg). ...

  67. I think my doc is trying to O/D me!
    ... Norco 10/325 a day. From that he swiched me to the duragesic patch, 50 mcg/hr every 3 days. I've been on the fentanyl...
    ... just put on Avinza today by my new PM. (I had tried Duragesic 25mcg previously from another PM but it didn't work...

  68. COST of filling Codman Intrecal Morphine Pump
    ... to a pump because of the cost of meds like Kadian, Duragesic and oxycontin. I couldn't have afforded $1400 a month...

  69. Oxycontin vs. MS Contin need quick help
    ... tolerant to that at some point too. What's next Duragesic , and when the 25ugh patches don't help, there are...

  70. Fentanyl illness. (Mylan)
    ... Hi lulu..I use Duragesic , as well. I tried the Mylan brand due to an insurance ... it's made by the same company that makes brand name Duragesic ) and I can't tell a difference. So to me, they are...
    ... people that are on LA (long acting meds). LA meds are Duragesic , Methadone, MS Contin, Kadian, Avinza & Oxycontin ... and I've never had a problem with it or brand name Duragesic , or Sandoz generic fentanyl patches, just problems ... with Mylan. Try brand Duragesic or Sandoz and see if you still have problems, although...
    ... Is the Duragesic brand distributed by Janssen? This is what the pharmacist ... gave me today as being the non-generic duragesic . It was more expensive and I'm hoping I received...
    ... Hi lulu...yes, you have brand name Duragesic by Janseen. You should be able to see a HUGE difference...

  71. Getting Off Methadone
    ... same boat, except I will be tapering from Fentanyl ( Duragesic & Actiq). I've already slashed my Actiq by 50%-75 ... Starting next month, my doc and I will start tapering the Duragesic and the Actiq even more to find out what I can tolerate ... go med wise. My PM doc would be happy with 50 mcg Duragesic (I'm currently on 150 mcg) and low dose Actiq. I...

  72. Docs Comments On Kadian Dosage-shore Please Read
    ... Bid is enough to prevent w/d if replacing 100 mg of Duragesic ? Remember, before the patch I was taking 100 mg of...
    ... morphine after takng a break from it for a year with Duragesic . All you can do is give it a shot and report how your...
    ... Hey Allen, I had to do the switch too from 75mcg Duragesic to Kadian. The doc started me on once a day (haha...

  73. Doc Left Without Returning Call
    ... working for you. Have you had to use some of the Duragesic patches before now? I think I agree with some of...

  74. Hi All...I'm home after my radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal)!!!
    ... into the epidural. I was also kept on my LA med of Duragesic (150mcg) and Actiq as needed. It was amazing how...
    ... Starting next month, we will start tapering the Duragesic and the Actiq even more. I feel so much better post...

  75. Am I asking for something that is out of line?
    ... has been no help. To her credit, she did try three duragesic patches (25's) which did not touch my pain (used one ... is definitly it. I told her about the vicodin and duragesic not working. She said no wonder, you were under medicated...
    ... for me. It was in Nov. that my family doc tried the duragesic patch to see if I could use that and tolerate the ... little amount of vicodin I was offered, or with the 25 duragesic , so that is when I had to quit and do what I could...


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