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  1. Kadian Question For Dave And Others
    ... I have been on DURAGESIC 100 mcg patch (3 day change) with 30 mg Roxi for bt...
    ... telling me that 30 mg Kadian Bid will equal a 100mcg Duragesic patch. Before the patch I was taking 100 mg MS Contin...

  2. My dr. fired me today......need to vent!!!
    ... management. She will only prescribe oxycontin or duragesic , that's it. and yes, I have been taking the max...

  3. could use some imput...new to PM
    ... ahead can be beneficial. For example, I was on the Duragesic patch, and then my Dr changed it as I was having some ... a new script for OxyContin and never asked for the Duragesic back. I still had like 5 patches left. I went home...

  4. Duragesic Patch Side affects
    ... Hi...I use Duragesic (150 mcg) and Actiq. Since Duragesic only goes up to 100 mcg in a single patch, I have ... no control. I've tried other meds and for me, the Duragesic & Actiq combo works best for me. My meds will start ... go. My doc would be happy if I was just on 50 mcg Duragesic & low dose Actiq. I want to be completely off of...

  5. Newbie needs Help
    ... OxyContin which is time-released oxycodone. There is Duragesic patch which is Fentanyl (very potent med). Methadone...
    ... made of fentanyl--the same stuff that's inside the Duragesic patch. It is the strongest short-acting medication...
    ... did go ahead and change my meds from Dilaudid to the Duragesic Patch 12 mcgs. He wanted to start out on the lowest...
    ... the generic version. It sounds like the 12's were Duragesic , the brand name and that's why they cost more. I ... anything. Be sure to let us know how you do on the Duragesic , 12 mcg patches. I don't have any experience with...
    ... Heather...I just wanted to add something concerning the Duragesic . I'm on it as well. I take 150 mcg. Now, I would ... manufactured by the same company that makes brand name Duragesic . They look the same and I can't tell a difference...

  6. I have truly seen a "10" on the pain scale
    ... Before surgery I made sure the surgeon knew I was on Duragesic 75 mcg and Norco 10 mg for break thru pain. I knew...
    ... addition to the PCA pump full of Fentanyl (I'm on Duragesic 150mcg and Actiq..fentanyl on a stick) I will have ... epidural to help cover me pain wise in addition to the Duragesic . My PM doc will be meeting me prior to surgery that ... right. Another thing, it states clearly on the Duragesic box not for ACUTE or POST-OP pain. I assume your ... I didn't know I couldn't take it) on top of 100mcg Duragesic . As soon as she pushed it IV, bam, instant w/d. ...
    ... didn't even think to tell this surgeon what is on the Duragesic box. I just looked and you are right. It does say ... exactly what you said. He probably has never seen a Duragesic patch. I hope and pray everything goes well with your...

  7. Update On Withdrawal From Pain Patch And A Big Ty
    ... I have dropped from 75mcg fentanyl duragesic pain patch to 50mcg. I have been on the lower patch...

  8. Methadone, scared of long term use for pain
    ... If your worried about abusing you could try the duragesic patch.This is fentynal and works great for chronic...
    ... Well, I was tired of this. So, my doc switched me to Duragesic . I've been on Duragesic for the past 3 years. This...

  9. 2 weeks left until nephrectomy
    ... He would be happy if I just went down to 50 mcg of Duragesic instead of the 150 mcg I'm on now. I want to be off...
    ... prayer support! You and I previously spoke about Duragesic usage. Also, I had acute glomerulonephritis (sp...

  10. Back for advice!
    ... ms contin with statex for break thru.There is the duragesic patch which is fentynal and has a good reputation...

  11. Husbands Meds ?????
    ... and thecal sac disfigurement. Currently I am on the Duragesic 100 mcg patch and 30 mg of Roxicodone for bt. I...

  12. Another reason I think my Pain Dr. released me. Read, feedback please.
    ... Percocet(dad picking up first script today--switched from Duragesic ). If this block doesn't help, and he doesn't think...
    ... all this. They switched me to Percocet from Duragesic . Since the Duragesic made me so sick (at both 25mcg ... think he gave this to me because I got sick on the Duragesic and thought I'd get sick on any other LA pain medication...
    ... Loved the story--thanks! Basically Duragesic was the first medication he's tried--so he hasn't...
    ... since that's what they told me about starting the Duragesic as an opiate naive patient....

  13. Finally asked my doctor about lowering my dose...
    ... soon. Slippery, I used a Lidoderm patch not the Duragesic or fentanyl patch you might be thinking of. I've ... . I once asked my ortho if he could prescribe a Duragesic patch for me. lol He said that would make me as...
    ... following your story, as well! I, too, was put on Duragesic which I thought was TOO HIGH, and when I got sick...
    ... following your story, as well! I, too, was put on Duragesic which I thought was TOO HIGH, and when I got sick...

  14. Quickie Question - What is order of Pain Meds in strength?
    ... the fentanyl family. Most commonly prescribed is Duragesic (fentanyl patch). The other fents are used commonly...
    ... like that... AND, I asked in the beginning about a duragesic patch w/o even realizing it is the strongest of all...

  15. SWITCHING TO "BRAND" DURAGESIC
    ... The 12mcg/hr patches I got were the brand name Duragesic .... Obviously I can't offer too much advice! The...
    ... that's sad :( And the Dr. wants to use solely Duragesic and not switch LA meds?...
    ... Hey Wolf...I've tried both the Duragesic , and the Sandoz brand, and the Mylan brand. First ... brand is made by the same company that make brand name Duragesic . They just turn around and sell it to Janseen Pharmaceutic ... als that distribute Duragesic . The patches are exactly the same, with the exception ... of the Duragesic "stamp" on the patch. They are the same size, with ... coloring on the patch. The come in the same box as the Duragesic with the added Sandoz logo and name on it. The also ... info word for word, except they substitute the name Duragesic for Fentanyl Transdermal System. For example ... has pink writing on it with both patches, minus the Duragesic "stamp" at the top of the patch. Eveything else is ... Alza corparation. I would still be on brand name Duragesic , but I can't due to insurance purposes. If my only ... was Mylan, then I guess I would have to pay for the Duragesic . I used both brand name Duragesic and the Sandoz ... changes. Also, there is a number you can call on the Duragesic box to order the Johnson & Johnson overlays. They ... completely free. They just need some number off the Duragesic box. You should get you shipment within a couple...

  16. Pain management and addiction
    ... new. I once brought in an entire month's worth of Duragesic Patches--except for the ONE I was wearing! Maybe...

  17. How is a nurse practioner different from a doctor?
    ... Schedule II medications like OxyContin, MSContin, Duragesic , Dilaudid, etc. However, I am not aware of the...

  18. Kadian sub 4 cheaper med
    ... using Kadian for many years. I've tried Oxycontin and Duragesic , but think Kadian to be the best, maybe because it...

  19. Duragesic
    ... Hi Robby...I'm on Duragesic (150 mcg) as well. If you are expecting that burst ... or vicodin, sorry, you won't get that feeling with Duragesic . Generally, you get the opposite feeling....being ... last a couple of months or the entire time you are on Duragesic . I've been on it for 4 years and I still get easily ... least for me. Some people report no pain relief. Duragesic has to build up in your system. Generally, you have ... one on. I would not take any percocet with the Duragesic if your doc did not prescribe it to take for b/t pain ... said your doc doesn't prescribe b/t meds. Fentanyl ( Duragesic ) is a very potent med. If you have never been on ... you want to chance it by taking percocet with the Duragesic if your doc did not intend for you to? The percocet ... show up as a different drug in your system than the Duragesic . You know what that means...termination from PM, ... let him know how you are feeling after starting the Duragesic and let him make the decisions on what to to. Take...

  20. Would Percocet be good breakthrough drug while using vicodin?
    ... meds while taking long acting meds like Oxycontin, Duragesic , or Morphine. If your pain is not being well controlled...

  21. conductor...question for you
    ... used a new site. He will be increasing my dose of Duragesic prior to surgery so I will have better pain coverage...
    ... have one more question. How long have you been on Duragesic ?...
    ... 36 years old and have Lupus. I have been using Duragesic since late 1996 or early 1997. For a while l was...
    ... a little over 2 weeks now. I thought you wore the Duragesic on your upper arms, but wasn't positive. I've tried...

  22. Severe Pain-getting worse
    ... that I use are mfg by the same company that makes Duragesic , but I have to grasp at straws at this point. Problem...
    ... s managing oral meds. You certainly have room with Duragesic if if the side effects aren't lmiting you. I know...

  23. Has anyone found it possible to take oxycodone on a p.r.n. basis?
    ... longacting. The only longacting PM I have tried was the Duragesic Patch and did not have very good success with it....

  24. Vicodin vs Percocet Oxycontin Morphine
    ... acting drugs, you have OxyContin, MsContin (Morphine), Duragesic Patch (Fentanyl), Kadian (Morphine), Avinza (Morphine...

  25. Pain Dr. Released Me :(
    ... fine, everything went well.. etc. etc... Prescribed Duragesic 25mcg/hr every 72 hours and 75mg of Lyrica 3x/day...
    ... .. and then have ALL of spring break to adjust to Duragesic ... especially since I was non-opiate tolerant. ...
    ... nurse to tell her I was in the BR puking from the Duragesic , the nurse had said... take it off, wait 4 days and...
    ... my opinion, he is a nut for starting you out on a Duragesic patch. I take about 6 norco a day for a disk herniation ... one day and went to the ER. The ER nurse slapped a duragesic patch on me, gave me a dilaudid and they sent me home...
    ... quite a bit for the first couple of months with the Duragesic . My body finally adjusted, and it went away (I'm ... same experience. Also, they do make a lower dose of Duragesic than the 25 mcg. They make a 12.5 mcg, or at least...
    ... you've tried for pain; I'm not sure if I should say Duragesic because I'm not sure if he'd ask who prescribed it...

  26. Prescription pick up problem - need advice
    ... just trying to think of all your options. I'm on Duragesic (150 mcg) and I had to go 2 days over my change date...

  27. Patch Question...Just put 1st one on.
    ... As many of you know I was prescribed Duragesic and Lyrica. I put off putting on the patch for...

  28. Silly Patch Question
    ... Janseen Pharmaceuticals that distribute brand name Duragesic . The other generic (Mylan) is much smaller and a different ... pulled the prescribing info out of the Sandoz box and Duragesic box (I still had an old Duragesic box) and they are ... for word the same. They just substitute the name Duragesic for Fentanyl Transdermal System. The patches look...

  29. Need some advice, please read. :)
    ... experience to make needed adjustements, but aside from Duragesic you only have morphine products, OxyContin and methadone ... wold be any more effective then the starting dose of duragesic . You would still likely have to adjust the dose of ... any other med they switch you to, so why not give duragesic a fair chance to work. I know folks that use up to...

  30. Which Opioid Pain Med did you find best?
    ... OxyContin, MSContin and Meslon, Hydromorph Contin, and the Duragesic Patch. I wonder if there is any common ground with ... sometimes. Problems with sweating. Reasonable for pain. Duragesic : (Fentanyl Patch) Horrible, frequently in withdrawal...
    ... Tylenol #4, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Fentenyl ( Duragesic patches) and Methadone. Although I have a high tolerance...
    ... Morphine, Methadone, Oxycontin, and currently on Duragesic & Actiq (both Fentanyl), this is the best for me....

  31. Stomach aches happening again
    ... nauseated all the time. So much, that I changed to Duragesic . My friend had a similar experience with the generic...

  32. Fentanyl questions
    ... choices. Of course, there is the name brand called " Duragesic ". There is a generic brand, marketed by SANDOZ, which ... VAST amount of material concerning which version ( Duragesic , Mylan, or Sandoz) works the best! I vote for the...
    ... patches and to me, they are the same as brand name Duragesic . I forgot who said it, but they are indeed manufactured ... Janseen Pharmaceuticals that distributes brand name Duragesic . I've tried the Mylan, and it SUCKS! I'm on 150mcg...
    ... If you pain is better controlled on the dose of Duragesic you are on plus some Norco, your doc may like that...

  33. RX Question-Please Ease my Mind (Anyone please)
    ... question is this: I was given Lyrica (to try again) and Duragesic 25mcg patches every 72hrs. On the prescription handout ... Director... is it not smart for me to start a 25mcg Duragesic patch every 72 hours since I'm not opiate tolerant...
    ... that is put in the 50 mcg, 75 mcg, and the 100 mcg. Duragesic . So, you're starting on 25 mcg, the lowest dose available ... . BTW, Duragesic is Fentenyl, the med he will be giving you for sedation...
    ... Nurse call me back. I say, I'm calling about the Duragesic patch that the doctor gave me; the nurse told me to...
    ... give you Versed and Fentenyl. Fentenyl is what the Duragesic patch is. Let us know what you decide to do....
    ... pharmacist talked to me and said starting the Lyrica and Duragesic together might cause me to be pretty sedated at first...
    ... idea of having someone arround when you start the Duragesic is great, and I personally would start it, but I would...
    ... something else.. even all the information they gave me on Duragesic from the clinic states I should not be using it. ...
    ... I have Duragesic 12 mcg patches and both the full prescribing insert ... on the packets of each patch.) You shoud NOT use DURAGESIC unless you are opioid tolerant. You are opioid tolerant ... another opioid for a week or longer before starting DURAGESIC . If you are unsure if you are opioid-tolerant, discuss...
    ... i would suggest starting on the 12 mcg duragesic patch first and titrating up. your doc can always...
    ... i would suggest starting on the 12 mcg duragesic patch first and titrating up. your doc can always...

  34. Surgery scheduled in April....kidney coming out!
    ... surgeries and scar tissue. What a mess!! I'm on Duragesic 150 mcg's and Actiq 1600 mcg's up to 5 per day. I ... plan. First, he will leave me on my regular meds ( Duragesic and Actiq). I will also have a PCA pump filled with...

  35. Epidural....what's involved?
    ... wants to put in a epidural along with my regular meds ( Duragesic and Actiq) and a PCA pump filled with Fentanyl. Please...

  36. surgery scheduled 1st/week/April...nephrectomy
    ... op pain. He said I will continue my current meds ( Duragesic 150 mcg's and Actiq1600 mcg's). He said he will increase ... my Duragesic at least 3 weeks pre-op. In addition to that, I will...

  37. Shoreline...question
    ... but unable to tolerate for various reasons (oxy, duragesic , etc.), so I have stuck with hydro having to make...

  38. Return to full duty??
    ... on long acting pain meds like OxyContin MScontin, duragesic patches down the road. These meds cost hundreds if...

  39. feelbad....I meet with surgeon Tuesday....scared!!
    ... are enough to kill several crack houses. LOL I'm on Duragesic 150 mcg's and Actiq 1600 mcg up to 5 per day which...
    ... friend)...I have a quick question. Were you ever on Duragesic ? If you don't mind me asking, what meds have you...
    ... the possibility of surgery) plus my regular meds ( Duragesic and Actiq). The only problem is the choice of meds...

  40. duragesic patches and new medicare perscription plan shoreline you out there
    ... mine was part of the non cancer clinical trial for duragesic , and told me that only 6% of the partcipants that...

  41. methadone vs oxycotin
    ... after three years and I had it with Oxycontin and Duragesic Patches (Fentenyl) as well. So there are certain...

  42. need some advise about methadone
    ... theprescribed dose of morphine or oxy contin or slap extra Duragesic patches on they become just as dangerous. The real...

  43. Medicare set-aside from WC
    ... meds, Like 30 Kadian or avinza capsules a month or 10 Duragesic patchs a month,. so if you are a high dose patient...

  44. Going From Pecocet 10-325 To Oxycotin
    ... med, I was at 160 mg TID. From there I went to the Duragesic patches (Fentenyl)....

  45. are doctors being fair about pain meds?
    ... me that I am undermedicated even though I am on the Duragesic 100 mcg patch with 30 mg Roxicodone for BT. My Rx...

  46. Newbi looking for support
    ... ortho dr covered and refused by insurance. Added duragesic patch 25mg, reduced percocet to 5mg. Decide to try ... 50mg (helps me sleep, believed to help nerve pain) Duragesic 25mg Percocet 5mg Valium 5mg I am a shadow of...
    ... used at night for that purpose... I can't take the Duragesic patch as I get WAYYYY to sick on this and almost went...
    ... Everyone responds differently to meds. As far as Duragesic goes, the drug is called Fentanyl. Its the strongest...

  47. Counting my blessings / Advice for a friend needed
    ... a good long acting med, like Oxycontin, MS Contin, Duragesic patch, and a short acting med for breakthrough pain...

  48. sick of pain pills but still in pain/what options are there
    ... The best option for me is the Duragesic Pain Patch. I love it. I change it every other day...
    ... what exactly is the duragesic pain patch. is it an opiate like the others. would...
    ... what exactly is the duragesic pain patch. is it an opiate like the others. would...
    ... Duragesic is a narcotic pain medication. The main ingredient ... from 20mg of OxyContin three times a day to 50mcg Duragesic Patch and had NO withdrawals at all. Most insurance ... most get the Brand name. Before, I switched to Duragesic , I had so much pain and ups and downs, now I have...
    ... Hi there, My two cents about the Duragesic patch is I had extreme naseau and even with a warm...

  49. WITHDRAWAL...is this normal???
    ... put me on Fentanyl patch 50mcg. now, after being on Duragesic for a month, the side effects were worse than the ... depressed. So at my last dr. appointment she took me off Duragesic , back on Oxy except only a ridiculous 20 mg. ... can I do? My dr. will ONLY prescribe Oxycontin or Duragesic , nothing else! She is my PCP and I know she has no...
    ... That 50 mcq Duragesic patch is equal to 67.5-112 mgs. oxy. It is no wonder...
    ... because I told her I was really depressed from the Duragesic ...even though I never had a problem with depression...

  50. Catnip
    ... tolerant. But I find that I still did better with Duragesic and having bt meds than with the morphine. I have ... my pain level falls below what I would get with the Duragesic but if I start doing something like raking leaves...

  51. neurontin?lyrica?lidoderm...? help needed!
    ... diagnosed with PHN about 2 years ago. I currently take Duragesic 75 mcg/hr change every 48 hours(2days), Roxicodone...

  52. I need support
    ... without the drugs. I am 10 years post op. The Duragesic patch might work for you. This would eliminate having...

  53. Coming off Methadose
    ... (mostly because of my tolerance and I had been on Duragesic patches, 100 mcg) and then my doc slowly brought...

  54. Dave, Fentanyl question
    ... Increasing your BT meds untill you find a working dose of duragesic isn't an outragous request and success can be measured ... needing less and less BT medication as they adjust the Duragesic dose. You do have plenty of room to tinker with things...
    ... different. I have tried both fentanyl and the brand name Duragesic patches. I can tell you when "I" used the Fentanyl ... versus the Duragesic there was no comparison, the Brand name wins out once...
    ... SIZE="3"]SANDOZ[/SIZE] or the name brand [SIZE="3"] DURAGESIC [/SIZE]. The Mylan brand has a notorious reputation...

  55. Shore what is it called when you have....
    ... pm I was sent to a pm/spine surgeon. He put me on Duragesic and it worked great. I had gained up to about 100...

  56. Oxycotin isn't helping, might methadone?
    ... meds we have. There is OxyC, The morphine products, Duragesic and meth. Giving up on 1 of 4 choices without giving...
    ... treatment I had gone through oxycontin; oxycodone, duragesic patch and actiq (a lolipop kind of thing that you ... suck on - it has fentanyl in it like the duragesic patch). Although I got varying degrees of relief...
    ... about 100 lbs. During this weight loss I was using the Duragesic patch. Once the np switched me to methadone I started...

  57. Pain Meds?
    ... differently on different people! For instance, the Duragesic Patch that you mentioned works really well on my kind ... Rx--even the potent opiates like OxyContin and the Duragesic (fentanyl) patch. Yes, living in the type of pain...
    ... anyone. It is made differently than the others: Duragesic and Sandoz are the one's that work best. I don't...

  58. All Avinza People ... have you ever....?
    ... As far as the cost of the Avinza at $700.00. My Duragesic prescription was a whopping $1,000.41 for one month ... That was one of the reasons I had to switch from duragesic to methadone a couple of times. My doc's office dropped...

  59. duragesic
    ... catnap, Is there a reason you can no longer use the Duragesic ? It works well for me, too, and I would be very upset...

  60. Another dissapointment trying to find a new PM dr.,what to do?
    ... Internist is comfortable prescribing my pain medications ( Duragesic 75 mcg--1 every 48 hours, Actiq 800 mcg lozenges-...

  61. Morphine ER from Fentanyl
    ... When I saw my first PM Dr., I was given a 30mcg Duragesic patch. I was under the impression that the dose was...
    ... When I saw my first PM Dr., I was given a 30mcg Duragesic patch. I was under the impression that the dose was...
    ... At two times I had to switch back and forth from Duragesic to Methadone for financial reasons. My doc didn't...

  62. I need advice no a new med.
    ... Hello, I am currently using the Duragesic patches 75mcg/hr changing them every 48 hours. Most...

  63. Change of meds again
    ... writing such a large dose to me. I was taking 100 mcq Duragesic q 48 hrs. with 6 - 7.5/500 lortabs for bt. He wanted...
    ... this new doc had just kept me on the same base med of Duragesic it would have only cost me $68 instead of the $117...

  64. Patch is for pain, but too much weight loss
    ... surgeries (severe )stenosis. She has been on the duragesic patch since feb and has lost over 60 lbs due to the...
    ... morphine preps, there is oxycontin and methadone and Duragesic . Meth can be very sedating andimparing, hard to find...

  65. Please help with situation
    ... medications (not at the same time) like Morphine, Duragesic patches, Oxycontin, Percocet, and Ultram. I got sick...

  66. duragesic which generic?
    ... understand is mfg by the same company that mfg the Duragesic patches. So, without having anything to compare it...

  67. Meds Interacting?
    ... I was on here. Well, my doctor still has me on the Duragesic 75mcg/hr, Roxicodone 15mg 4X a day as needed, Xanax...

  68. Any info on Actiq or other fentynal B/T???
    ... taking any and I don't experience any w/d. I'm also on Duragesic . Just curious. Also, I never asked to be put on...

  69. Any other muscle relaxers out there??
    ... relative (I'm 99% sure), stole my Actiq, Dilaudid, Duragesic , and Fioricet. So, I know things like this happen ... many of us regularly consume! For instance, I use Duragesic 75 mcg, Actiq (made of fentanyl, also), and Dilaudid...

  70. I'm now a sparkie YEAH!!
    ... it was NOT BAD!! Also amazing, Despite being on Duragesic 50 and MSContin already I had a Morphin self admim...

  71. Methadone Clinic for Pain Management??
    ... on several, but the LA drugs have been Oxycontin, Duragesic patches and now Methadone. I get 540, 10 mg tabs...

  72. Allergic to Fentanyl...what equals?
    ... Here is conversion chart for duragesic and the dose is a bit low but starting low and working...

  73. Treatment by Pharmacists
    ... .I had a bad experience a few yrs. ago. I was on Duragesic and Actiq (same as now, but much higher doses now ... having a "talk" with my PM doc. He did give my the Duragesic . If he hadn't, they probably would have had to call...

  74. Methadone concern
    ... a high tolerance from all the opiates (Oxycontin, Duragesic , etc) I had been on for several years. I finally...

  75. Need some help! Question about water retention!
    ... go through these times of fluid retention. I take Duragesic , Dilaudid, Actiq, Tegretol, Coumadin, ProSom, Elavil...
    ... You said that you take these meds... " I take Duragesic , Dilaudid, Actiq, Tegretol, Coumadin, ProSom, Elavil...


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