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

Posted 21 Dec 2009 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 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 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 32 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 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 29 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 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 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 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 ...

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

Posted 18 Oct 2010 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 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 ...

Is Morphine Sulfate 30mg better than Fentanyl 50mch?

Posted 1 Dec 2009 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 ...

Hi gang...do any of you wear the fentanyl patch and if so do you supplement with another med ?

Posted 17 Oct 2013 6 answers

i have just recently started using the fentanyl patch instead of morphine. it works better and i'm not so sick and zoned out. the problems i'm running into are it wears off 10 hrs. early EVERY TIME and the nerve pain spikes way above what the patch can handle with higher than normal ...

Fentanyl Transdermal System... Which is Best?

Posted 15 Oct 2010 6 answers

Watson vs. Sandoz vs. Mylan? Can someone tell me which is the better Patch? I have tried Watson and Sandoz and Watson is the best to me. For some reason I am not getting the same relief from this Sandoz patch as I was the Watson (and my DR. raised me to the 50mcg. patch, but the sandoz does not ...

I was switched from Oxycontin to Fentanyl patches?

Posted 16 Nov 2011 9 answers

Hi everyone. I saw my pain mgmt doc today and he switched me from Oxycontin 30mg to Fentanyl patch 25mcg. I am VERY nervous about the change. I am wondering 2 things. Will the relief be comparable? Can anyone give me advice about which brand works best before I get them filled? I am also concerned ...

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