• Jeffrey Jeffrey
    February 02, 2011
    Is Fentanyl Stronger Than Morphine
    Jeffrey Jeffrey
    February 02, 2011

    I Have Been On Fentanyl for over 10 years 200 milagrams every 72 hours, How Hard Will WithDrawl Be And Is It Dangerous ?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    October 18, 2011
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    February 02, 2011

    Fentanyl is the most potent opioid available, however, when it comes to which opioid is stronger, much depends on the dosage.  For example, a low dose of fentanyl may not be as "strong" as a high dose of morphine. 

     

    Having said that, 200 micrograms (I think you meant micrograms and not milligrams) of fentanyl is a very high dose.  I wouldn't recommend trying to withdraw cold turkey from that high of a dose as it would be very difficult and could be dangerous.  It's best to taper off of opioid medications gradually and under a doctor's care.  There are some non-opioid medications your doctor can give you to help ease some of the withdrawal symptoms. 

     

    Also, you might want to talk with your doctor and see if Suboxone would be a good option to help you get off of the fentanyl.  Here's more information on it:  Suboxone: An Exit Strategy

     

    Good luck to you!


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