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Q: do they make fentanyl other than patches..am allergic to the adhesive?

Hi...have had chronic back pain for over 26yrs now. I takeslow rlease morphine daily and for breakthrough take Dilaudid 2mg, two to 3 tabs every 4hrs. The swelling in my feet and lower limbs from the Dilaudid is BAD. Hurts to walk even with support hose. Take a diurectic, too. Also took at one time morphine sulphate IR and was sick, sick, sick. Terrible migraine type headaches and horrible nausea.

 

Is the adhesive backing on the fentanyl patches elastoplat sp? Really though. I'm interested in a pill form of this drug.

 

Thanks, karen

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MillieKeyLargo, Community Member
4/13/10 9:56pm

Karen,

Fentora is a rapid acting form of Fentanyl and it comes in tablet form. Fentora is usually use for break through pain, not for extended release like the Fentanyl patch. I don't know if this will help you or not since you probably need a long acting medication, but the answer is yes, Fentanyl does come on pill form. Take care,

Millie

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karen Smith, Community Member
4/13/10 10:18pm

 

Hi Millie:

Thanks for the info. Have to ask my doc if I can get the meds here in Canada. And, yes, I would use the Fentora for breakthrough pain as I use slow-release morphine daily. You're a doll Millie. Do you have chronic pain? If so, my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you do, it's a tough go of it, isn't it. My meds work so so but I use music therapy alot...especially the one and only Barbra Streisand. Saw her live in Boston in 2006 and I had an out-of-body experience.

Bye from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

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MillieKeyLargo, Community Member
4/14/10 8:18pm

You are welcome Karen! I hope that they have Fentora in Canada and that you can get it prescribed. Yes, I am in intractable pain due to a failed back fusion, so I have walked in your shoes, and I'm still walking on them..... I love Barbara Streisand, I love her music too! You take care and thank you for your thoughts.

Hugs,

Millie

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karen Smith, Community Member
4/22/10 3:28pm

Hi Millie:

Yes, another Streisand fan...what more can I say. Thanks for your lovely response

Millie. I just moved to Nova Scotia after being in Ontario for 25yrs. I was diagnosed with chronic mechanical low back pain and rt. leg sciatica with frequent falls and flare-ups. This by the way is the FIRST time I've ever asked a question on a website. I see my doc on May 11th and will try and get Fentora to replace the crappy dilaudid. Haven't worked full-time (my love is public relations work) in over 20yrs. Am on a disability but while in Ontario was on the Board of United Way and was volunteer public relations consultant for a number of organizations. This PAIN is a nightmare isn't it!!! Do your legs burn with pain Millie? Do you fall down ever? Would love to keep in touch from time to time only if you want to.  Hugs for you too, Millie

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flutterbye, Community Member
7/12/11 2:35pm

They also make a ( Lolly pop) form of fentanyl. Which back when the United States still allowed anyone who could use the patch use those also another  option to the patch. I cannot use the patch because no matter what I try to keep them on with they find a way to fall off way to early! But while they are on they work wonderfully. I'm not sure ,so does anyone else know if Fentora is prescribable in the States as is the Patch?? I know when I could get the ( Lolly-Pop) worked better than either one because then atleast you could use exactly as much as you needed ( no more-no less) good idea huh? Especially with a drug that is said to be 100x stronger than Morphine! But now in the States you have to be dying of a terminal disease and get special permission to be able to take it. My Doctor in Florida even tried writing 3 different letters to allow me to take it and I was turned down every time:(  

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Migraines for 38 years, Community Member
12/29/10 7:21pm

Yes, there is a product called Actiq, which is a fentanyl citrate lozenge.  It comes in several dosages and is quick acting.  Because you take the drug by rubbing it on the inside of your mouth (along cheek), you can control the dosage easily.

Good luck to you and everyone else here who suffers chronic pain.

-Sue

 

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