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Fentanyl Patch dose too high? Starting at 100mcg/hour...
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    kdcraig is offline New Member
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    Exclamation Fentanyl Patch dose too high? Starting at 100mcg/hour...

    Hi all,

    I am a 39 year old female who has 3 herniated discs, previous c-spine surgery, nerve pain and arthritis. My doctor has me on Vicoprofen, Soma, Lyrica, Cymbalta and 10mg 3x per day. I'm still having a lot of pain, so she has prescribed me Fentanyl Transdermal Patches (100mcg/hour). I've done a little reading about these patches and am scared to start using them. It seems like most people start using them at a much lower dose, around 25mcg. Should I be worried about starting at such a high dose? Any advice about these patches is very much appreciated!! Thanks!

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    kdcraig is offline New Member
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    Sorry, meant to say 10mg 3x per day Oxycontin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdcraig View Post
    Sorry, meant to say 10mg 3x per day Oxycontin.
    If you check out a narcotic conversion chart it shows someone on 50 mg of oxy a day would use 25 mcg hr patch. I dont know how strong vicoprofen is or how much of that you take a day but a 10 mg patch which is what he has prescribed you is what they would give someone using at least 160 mg of oxy a day. Fentanyl is a very powerful opiate. I think 1 mg of fent is equal to around 80 mg of morphine. I think maybe your Dr made a mistake.

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    gettin confused. you should stick to one thread instead of all over the place...

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