What is the affect of fentanyl on the liver? I don't use fentanyl but would like to ask my doctor about using it for fibromylgia pain relief and was wondering it affect on the liver.
28 Sep 2009
fentanyl is a narcotic pain killer. Because it is a morphine derivitive, it is less damaging to the liver than drugs such as oxycodone or vicodin. It is processed through the system easier but the benefits come with MANY downsides.
Fentanyl is actually processed through the body and excreted through feces and urine.
I don't have fibromylgia (or at least my doctor says that I don't b/c the lyrica they put me on didn't work). If you're not taking Lyrica, that's what they will use first.
You have to be on narcotics for several years before fentanyl is even considered and it is a last resort. They also use Ultram and Ultracet for Fibro too! Try those before talking about fentanyl.
- Fentanyl Information for Consumers
- Fentanyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fentanyl (detailed)
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