is it ok
Lortab10 4 times a day plus fentanyl patch daily?
Added 12 Dec 2009:
DOCTOR PUT ME ON METHADONE10MG,DIDNT WORK ALSO TAKE BETWEEN 6 TO 8 LORTABS ,SO NOW HE TOOK ME OFF METH AND PUT ME ON OPANA ER 5 MG. IS THIS SAFE? IAM ALLERGIC 2 MORPHINE.........MAKES ME ITCH SHOULD I TAKE THIS?
Opana ER= -Hydroxydihydromorphinone is a powerful semi-synthetic opioid analgesic first developed in Germany circa 1914, patented in the USA by Endo Pharmaceuticals in 1955.
A 5mg dose of opana is equivalent to 15mgs of hydrocodone.
Your doctor is right to put you on a sustained release opiate rather than a relatively weak fast acting opiate like hydrocodone. You get tolerant to quickly and end up taking handfuls of lortabs, vicodin ect because it is just not a particularily good pain killer when used chronically. It works best when used for a couple weeks say for post op pain or a broken bone.
When you need opiate pain killers daily and for the rest of your life then these type of drugs just don't work well. This is were sustained release opiates really work well. So give yourself at least 2 weeks to get used to the opana as it is much stronger then lortab and works differently. Good luck... Dave
i am also allergic to morphine and i can't take opana er 20 ro 40 . have you tried davocet n 100 w/ your other meds. i wish my pain management dr. would do more for me. i was on the fent. drug but mine was oral, the patch blistered my skin i now take lyrica and davocet and it keeps me at home doing every little and at bedtime i have trazadone to help me sleep.i hope this has helped. missy2
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