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User Reviews for Abstral

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Breakthrough Pain
8.2
   
2 reviews 6 medications
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6.0
   
1 review 109 medications
Summary of Abstral reviews 7.5 3 reviews

Reviews for Abstral

For Chronic Pain "Hi I was on 200mcg of fentanyl patch and 800mcg of the abstral (Fentayl oral) every 4 hours and also 100mcg nasal spray. I was total hooked on this drug I was a time bomb waiting too go off. I don't have cancer but I have lots of other conditions which cause me horrible amounts of pain. Anyway I am under a palliative care for my pain management. We decided to start withdrawing the patch first and then the abstral and replaced it with liquid ketamine. Anyway I'm no longer on the abstral and staying at 75mcg of the fentanyl patch, the ketamine has now gone and I just have the patch and oxynorm for breakthrough pain it's not been easy and I did it so there is hope to anyone reading this"

   
7.0

fent073 (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 21, 2018

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For Breakthrough Pain "This drug merely gives a feel good factor and feeling of energy to do thinks that never happen. It is highly addictive . The withdrawal symptoms are awful and the NHS do not know how to treat patients withdrawing from this. It should be used at end of life or for in patients only."

   
4.0

abstraluser (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 2, 2016

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For Breakthrough Pain "I was enrolled in a clinical trial for abstral 7 months ago. This worked well for me so my pain doc started giving it to me. Now my doc is being told I am not allowed to use it because I don't have a diagnosis of cancer. I have lupus, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis which are quite debilitating most of the time. If I am not having a lupus flare up, I'm having a fibromyalgia flare up or a RA flare up, so I never know when I'm going to have a hard day or a good day. I don't wish for cancer but I do wish the pharmaceutical companies would realize that cancer patients area to the only ones in chronic breakthrough pain. Abstral works well and works in five to eight minutes. "

Puddles614 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 25, 2015

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