It sure can. How are you trying to come off the patch? How much and how long have you been on it? It's not a good idea to stop taking a med this strong suddenly. The best thing to do is get help from your doctor. He can help you taper off so as not to cause serious problems. If you give more info I can probably give you a more detailed answer. Please don't try to do this cold turkey if you've been on it for a while especially at high doses.
Let me know if I can help.
Your friend -Terri-
hello there, sorry to say... but yes it can... how much and how long depends on the dosage. I would imagine that the doctor that prescribed the meds (fentanyl)would have explained the good, the bad and the ugly about this particular medication. One can wean or taper slowly with almost no withdrawals, I did, or use another pain med to keep you relatively pain free while you come down.
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