Fentanyl vs MS Contin

Fentanyl
(Rx)
MS Contin
(Rx)
Fentanyl is a pain relief medication (opioid).
MS Contin is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.1
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Pain
1.9
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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October 4, 1993
May 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
104,487 Discussions
24,220 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 Pain
#4 for Chronic Pain
#5 for Pain Relief
#6 for Fibromyalgia
#7 for Back Pain
#8 for Nerve Pain
#9 for Severe Pain
#10 for Herniated Disc
#11 for Migraines
MS Contin is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fen
Nausea
7
Euphoria
6
Dizziness
2
Rash
1
Hallucinations
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Dry Mouth
1
Coma
1
Paranoia
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
MS
Nausea
8
Dizziness
3
Dry Mouth
2
Burning
2
Rash
1
Stomach Problems
1
Tingling
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
Pins And Needles
1
Nightmares
1
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Fentanyl
Fen
MS Contin
MS
Nausea
Fen
MS
7
8
Euphoria
Fen
MS
6
0
Dizziness
Fen
MS
2
3
Rash
Fen
MS
1
1
Hallucinations
Fen
MS
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Fen
MS
1
0
Dry Mouth
Fen
MS
1
2
Coma
Fen
MS
1
0
Paranoia
Fen
MS
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
Fen
MS
1
1
Nausea
MS
Fen
8
7
Dizziness
MS
Fen
3
2
Dry Mouth
MS
Fen
2
1
Burning
MS
Fen
2
0
Rash
MS
Fen
1
1
Stomach Problems
MS
Fen
1
0
Tingling
MS
Fen
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
MS
Fen
1
1
Pins And Needles
MS
Fen
1
0
Nightmares
MS
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.
C Category C
Before taking MS Contin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Fentanyl and alcohol.
When taken with alcohol a rapid relaese of the drug might occur and may be potentially deadly.
Method of use
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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: 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Avoid alcohol while taking narcotics as it may increase their toxicity.
Ingredients
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Fentanyl , Fentanyl Citrate/Pf , Fentanyl Citrate
Morphine Sulfate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fentanyl and MS Contin: 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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