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    Fentanyl patch to expensive
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    pcbrown57 posted:
    I have been on 50mcg Fentanyl patch for 5 months now and it is very effective for my inoperable back issues. The patch is more expensive than the vicoprofen I was prescribed for years. It is very convenient and no pills! The problem is that the patch is twice the cost. Does anyone know of a comparable prescription that would cost me less?
     
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    blessedladyptl responded:
    Talk to your pharmacist. It is highly unusual for a dr to go from prescribing something like vicoprofen to Fentanyl Patchs. There are extended release opiates like MS Contin, which is extended release Morphine and is taken twice a day that is much cheaper than Fentanyl Patchs
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi pcbrown57,

    Click here to see a list of common medications used to treat or reduce the symptoms of pain . You can read more about common uses, side effects, dosage details and read user reviews for the drugs listed there.

    Click here for information on natural pain remedies .

    Fentanyl is often used when your other pain medicines no longer work. It is incredibly potent and can be potentially harmful if you don't take it as directed by your doctor.

    I would consult a doctor about which medications will be the most cost-effective while also being the most effective in treating your pain.

    Keep us posted!


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