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Really????.... Why?!

Sooo my gp's gonna put me on fentanyl. But before he does I have to go in to the office to sign a liability waiver. Now I'm not stupid I know fentanyls dangerous.. But is it really that dangerous. I've never heard of a doctor do this before. Is this normal????
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Maybe it's more then a liability waiver he's having you sign.... More like a contract not to accept opiates from anyone else. Fentanyl is a powerful drug and if your using the patch form it takes longer to get in and out of your system should you have complications with it.
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Hello there,

Why is your doctor suggesting you take fentanyl? According to my resource
" The Canadian Guide to Drugs and Supplements" published by Reader's
Digest, " Fentanyl is an opioid analgesic indicated in the management of
persistent, moderate to severe, chronic pain in individuals already requiring
continuous opioid medication." It is available as a patch or an injection.
The patch provides a more constant management of pain.

Special precautions

You have impaired liver or kidney function.
You have heart or circulatory problems
You have a lung disorder such as asthma,
bronchitis, or emphysemia
You have sleep apnea
You have a thyroid disease
You are taking other medications.

Possible Adverse Effects


Sedation     -   common
Constipation - common
Nausea/vomiting- common
Dizziness/light headedness - common
Wheezing/difficulty breathing - rare
Confusion/vivid dreams - rare

Overdose Action

Seek immediate medical advice.
Take emergency action in cases
of slow, shallow, or irregular breathing,
severe drowsiness, inability to think,
or slow pulse.

I provided all this information to demonstrate that Fentanyl is considered
a high-danger drug. Is this drug dangerous? Yes.
Perhaps after reading all this information I've provided you might want
to reconsider taking this dangerous drug. Your choice though.
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