Fentanyl vs Lorazepam

Fentanyl
(Rx)
Lorazepam
(Rx)
Fentanyl is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Lorazepam is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.4
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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October 4, 1993
December 10, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
104,700 Discussions
74,244 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Chronic Pain
#4 for Sedation
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Back Pain
#7 for Severe Pain
Fentanyl is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for Nausea
#8 for Seizures
#9 for Restlessness
#10 for Sedation
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Sedative
#15 for GAD
#16 for Vomiting
#17 for Shaking
Lorazepam is prescribed for Anxiety and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, Insomnia and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fen
Nausea
8
Euphoria
6
Dizziness
2
Rash
1
Hallucinations
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Dry Mouth
1
Coma
1
Paranoia
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
Lor
Weakness
4
Weight Gain
3
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Blurred Vision
1
Apathy
1
Moodiness
1
Attempted Suicide
1
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Fentanyl
Fen
Lorazepam
Lor
Nausea
Fen
Lor
8
0
Euphoria
Fen
Lor
6
0
Dizziness
Fen
Lor
2
0
Rash
Fen
Lor
1
0
Hallucinations
Fen
Lor
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Fen
Lor
1
0
Dry Mouth
Fen
Lor
1
1
Coma
Fen
Lor
1
0
Paranoia
Fen
Lor
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
Fen
Lor
1
0
Weakness
Lor
Fen
4
0
Weight Gain
Lor
Fen
3
0
Weight Loss
Lor
Fen
1
0
Nightmares
Lor
Fen
1
0
Dry Mouth
Lor
Fen
1
1
Blisters
Lor
Fen
1
0
Blurred Vision
Lor
Fen
1
0
Apathy
Lor
Fen
1
0
Moodiness
Lor
Fen
1
0
Attempted Suicide
Lor
Fen
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Fentanyl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Fentanyl and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Patch: 37.5 mcg/hour, 62.5 mcg/hour, 87.5 mcg/hour, 12 mcg/hr, 25 mcg/hr, 50 mcg/hr, 75 mcg/hr, 100 mcg/hr
Spray: 100 mcg/spray, 200 mcg/spray, 400 mcg/spray, 600 mcg/spray, 800 mcg/spray, 1200 mcg (600 mcg/spray X 2), 1600 mcg (800 mcg/spray X 2)
: 25 mcg/hr, 50 mcg/hr, 75 mcg/hr, 100 mcg/hr
Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Syringe: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Concentrate: 2 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Fentanyl , Fentanyl Citrate/Pf , Fentanyl Citrate
Lorazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fentanyl and Lorazepam: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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