Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
prescribing fentanyl to a drug addict
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

prescribing fentanyl to a drug addict

is it legal to prescribe fentanyl to a person with a documented history of drug abuse (heroin)?  also, can fentanyl be a replacement therapy for methadone?  
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
177003_tn?1266273955
This is just my person opinion, but I can't imagine why anyone would be put on fentanyl pain patches (which is the only way it's available except for Actiq, which is a lillipop with fentanly in it.

I have seen it go the other way around. I was offered to take methadone to kick my addiction to the fentanyl pain patches. Fentanyl should only be used for people with severe chronic pain. I read that on the box my patches came in once. Just type Fentanyl pain patches into your browser and you'll be swamped with everything you want to know about it.

Take Care....LS
Blank
182493_tn?1348056515
I don't think it is against any laws... if the person has severe chronic pain then they prescribe what they see fit.. ( unless you are the nurse that gave LadySundown hers then they are an idiot..)
I have never heard of that being used as a replacement for methodone.. since it is stronger than methodone I don't see why..
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
if it was illegal we"d all be visiting our drs in the pokey
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Addiction Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gnarly_1
phoenix, AZ
5840009_tn?1395493115
Blank
ROSYouralright
PHUKET, Thailand
4341997_tn?1380655144
Blank
toothfairie
FL
4104707_tn?1351020595
Blank
OpenMind24hours
Detroit, MI
5347058_tn?1381192026
Blank
ariley13
Boston, MA
4810126_tn?1395030098
Blank
EvolverU
Boston, MA