the directions said do not take if not already on a opiad medication... which I am not... i'm also scheduled for an epidural to inject steroids in lower spine in the next seven days ... should i use this patch even though a dr gave me the prescription and he knows that i have not taken opiads before and how do I know if I am opiad tolerant
"DURAGESIC (fentanyl patch) is ONLY for use in patients who are already tolerant to opioid therapy of comparable potency. Use in non-opioid tolerant patients may lead to fatal respiratory depression."
If you have not taken opiates before then it is impossible to predict if you are opioid tolerant!
I would talk about this with your doctor or if you do not get a good response seek another professional opinion. Good luck.
- Fentanyl Information for Consumers
- Fentanyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fentanyl (detailed)
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