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What's the best muscle relaxant available with a prescription? All opinions wanted!

Posted 21 Dec 2009 by mitjason 50 answers

I'm about to start a skeletal muscle relaxant for physical therapy and need your help! Here are a list of skeletal muscle relaxants. Please select the one you have had the best results with and let me know about it! I would appreciate it so much! Thanks in advance! -Carisoprodol (Soma) ...

Is is true that methadone blocks the effects of other opiates like oxycodone?

Posted 18 Jan 2012 by sunnydays 3 answers

i was recently prescribed 5mg of methadone HCI 2x a day and 10mg of oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Someone told me that methadone blocks other opiates, but then why would my Dr. put me on oxy with the Methadone? Thank you!

What's the best generic Fentanyl Patch? SANDOZ? MYLAN?

Posted 19 Dec 2009 by mitjason 29 answers

I heard that the MYLAN brand is the best do to the size and adhesive properties. I also heard that the SANDOZ brand is exactly the same as the brand name Duragesic. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Apotex Corp Fentanyl Transdermal Patches?

Posted 12 Apr 2013 by mauriceh01 30 answers

I was told by my pain management doctor that after getting the Mallinckrodt brand Fentanyl patches for about 3 years that it's now discontinued. Does anybody know for sure whether or not Mallinckrodt Fentanyl Transdermal patches are discontinued? He now gave me this new brand of patches by ...

Oxycontin vs. Fentanyl patches?

Posted 14 Oct 2011 by tlcandmore 6 answers

I take Oxycontin and Oxycodone for breakthrough pain. The pain mgmt clinic I go to recently suggested that I might benefit from switching to Fentanyl patches. This suggestion came after (as posted in my first question) they took me (and all their patients) off Soma. Without the muscle relaxer that ...

I am at the end of my rope! I've been on the Fentanyl patch (50mcl/hr) for 2 months now. The?

Posted 24 May 2011 by kennedy64 28 answers

... manufacturer is "Mylan Pharmaceuticals" and this is my issue: I can't get the damned things to "stick"!! I get a 1 month supply (10 patches) and I'm supposed to apply the patch and leave it on for 72 hours. I'm VERY lucky if it stays on 12 hours! Any ...

Suboxone and Lortab prescribed together for pain management. Pros, cons and comments?

Posted 26 Mar 2012 by captnjp 7 answers

A middle-aged male has been prescribed by a MD pain specialist, both Suboxone 2mg sublingual film 2-4 per day as maintenance and Lortab 7.5 mg tablets 1 every 4-6 hours for breakthrough pain. This patient has a sympathetic nerve disorder/syndrome which causes burning pain in his epigrastrium (he ...

!can any one please inform me how much fentanyl 50 mg & 25 mg cost ? doctors have really changed my?

Posted 4 Feb 2011 by brenda fain 4 answers

my pm has put me on fentanyl 50mg and fentanyl25 mg patch .i know the months worth of the 50mg's were 120.00 and thats after my insurance paid! she also gave mefentanyl citrate buccal tablet 200 mg for the times when i just can't handle the pain !plus i get 15 mg of oxy's and ...

What do you find works best for your breakthrough pain with the fentanyl patches?

Posted 8 Mar 2011 by lost_reailty 9 answers

I've been on the patches now for about a year and a half now. Due to chronic back, shoulder, and arm pain. Anyways I'm on the 75's every 48hrs, right now Im given four 15mg oxycodone a day for breakthrough pain, but Im still having a lot of breakthrough pain to the point I get ...

Is Alvogen fentanyl patch a gel patch? Having major problems getting gel patches?

Posted 12 days ago by Barbie_D 2 answers

I have been on gel patches for over 10 years. Recalls, production problems and some companies have discontinued the gel patch I've been told. Dealing with daily chronic pain and my pharmacy is having problems getting me my gel patch. The other patches I got made me violently ill and can not ...

Just started using the Fentanyl patch... any pointers?

Posted 18 Oct 2010 by tuscaloosy 11 answers

I just started using the Fentanyl patch and was wondering if anyone has any pointers on how to get the most effective use from it. It seems to be doing some good. I had disc replacement surgery in my neck last April and have permanent nerve damage. I have been taking Percocets for a while and they ...

For those on Methadone for chronic pain: What medications work for you for breakthrough pain?

Posted 2 Dec 2010 by ElizaJane23 7 answers

I understand that Methadone is a large molecule and covers the opiate receptors really well, so not much else will work. I've been using Fentora for breakthrough pain, but my doctor doesn't want to prescribe that anymore. One idea is oxycodone - are there other medications that might ...

Dearest friends, I have a very special request tonight. I have been on?

Posted 10 Feb 2012 21 answers

the pnone with our very special friend caringsonbj (Billy as you all know him). He needs all your prayers & good thoughts . His Mother is dying, & I am hoping it was just my phone battery that went dead tonite as we talked for over 4 hours & were cut off in mid sentence. I am very tired ...

Your days are now getting better! I am going to tell you what to use to keep your fentanyl patch on?

Posted 25 Dec 2012 by aprilrob14 9 answers

I have read so many post about what to use to help keep the fentanyl patch on and was surprised nobody has heard of Tegaderm. They are a clear patch tht is used to help protect wounds. Its a clear patch and peels off technically like our patches. Essentially a second skin. Try'em! Make sure to ...

Is Morphine Sulfate 30mg better than Fentanyl 50mch?

Posted 1 Dec 2009 by Emmaann 6 answers

Have a new pain specialist who decided since the patch isn't helping like it seemed to 4 months ago that she would switch me to MSContin or Morphin Sulfate 30 mg twice a day, and keep me on Oxycodone APAP 7.5 mgs 3 times a day. I am not feeling any change in pain other than it was so much ...

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