Fentanyl

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  • Fentanyl Research Paper

    Fentanyl According to Susan Robertson, the drug fentanyl which is an opiate agonist, has been around since the 1960s and created by Dr. Paul Jansen. "The use of fentanyl as a pain reliever and anesthetic was quickly adopted in the medical setting. In the 1960s, the agent was introduced as an intravenous anesthetic under the brand name Sublimaze"(S.Robertson)pg.1. In the 90s fentanyl was turned into a patch which breaks down into the blood stream through a period of 72 hours. Fentanyl affects the body by increasing the dopamine levels causing pain relief. The medical use of fentanyl is pain relief and pain management. Fentanyl can be high addictive and is considered a schedule two narcotic. Withdrawals from fentanyl are very painful and there is a high overdose rate which an into…

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  • Heroin Epidemic Research Paper

    have an epidemic with. Heroin addiction not only comes along with the side effects and the withdrawal symptoms as well as the fact that is is a deadly drug. Heroin is most commonly injected into veins after being boiled down, and needles are hard to come by so they are often times shared among users. This is very dangerous for sharing needles can lead to the spread of blood born illnesses such as HIV, and hepatitis B and C. Aside from the fact that sharing needles can lead to the spread of…

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  • The Effects Of Fentanyl

    Fentanyl is an opioid that is illicitly produced and combined with heroin to increase the potency of the drug. “Drug dealers are mixing the illicit fentanyl in order to increase the potency of weakened heroin” (Staff). This lethal mixture has caused thousands of deaths; therefore, heroin addicts, the public, and the government need to be aware of the crisis. Along with medical personnel, law enforcement officers now carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. The…

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  • Fentanyl Analysis

    Fentanyl can be administrated through transdermal route. Drugs must across many layers of epidermis and dermis before getting into bloodstream, so the absorption rate of Fentanyl is low. However, the bioavailability of Fentanyl by transdermal route is quiet high(80-100%) because no Fentanyl is metabolised by liver before absorption. Fentanyl can also be administred by sublingual route and buccal route. By sublingual route, the rate of absorption is also high because there are many capillaries…

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  • Fentanyls Deadly Grip: Video Analysis

    Many people question whether people who are addicted to drugs if they can really choose to stop as easily since they made the choice to take the drug in the first place. Coming into this world you are introduced to making choices good or bad. Everyone has the will to make their own decision. Why would anyone decide to start taking any type of drugs with some knowing the possibly it could lead to addiction and even worse death. In the video, Dopesick: Fentanyls Deadly Grip, there are two…

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  • Morphine Case Study

    Toxicity greatly increases when fentanyl is laced with heroin. Fentanyl is becoming the new killer in the opioid family of drugs. Fentanyl is frequently and purposefully mislabeled as heroin, putting users at even greater risk than if they were ‘just’ receiving heroin. Acetyl Fentanyl (and Close Relatives) Acetyl fentanyl, a cousin of fentanyl, is not approved for medical use. However, every few years there is a cluster of overdose deaths from this very potent opioid. As with fentanyl, acetyl…

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  • Methadone Essay

    but was responsible for 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths (http://cbsn.ws/1CLryKO). • Methadone was responsible for two of every three opioid overdose deaths in 2004 and nearly one of every three deaths from prescribed painkillers in 2009 (http://1.usa.gov/1fqP5eR). You should be aware of the dangers if you use or abuse methadone. Methadone is so frequently abused that it is referred to as “street methadone” to distinguish it from methadone prescribed by a physician and used…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Sublingual Mucosa

    treatment is 4-16mg. Fentanyl Fentanyl is another medication that is marketed a sublingual formulation. buccal/sublingual tablets and sublingual spray are available. Sublingual fentanyl is used to manage breakthrough cancer pain in opioid-tolerant patients. Fentanyl binds with stereospecific receptors at CNS to increase pain threshold, to alter pain reception, and to inhibit ascending pain pathways. Fentanyl is highly lipophilic, so the drug has a good absorption to the sublingual membrane.…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Opioid Conversion Calculators

    MODULE IV Discussion I There are hundreds of opioid conversion calculators available online, though they are not all of good quality. I would like to direct you to one of the opioid conversion calculators that I find to be most useful and evidence based. Locatehttp://opioidcalculator.practicalpainmanagement.com/ and complete 2 opioid conversions of your choice and read the description of your "answer." Discuss your experience with this calculator as compared to others you have used in the…

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  • Myocardial Ischaemia Case Study

    antiemetic should be administered.11 Administer aspirin to the patient because aspirin is known to decrease mortality associated with acute myocardial ischemia or infarction. 300mg of aspirin should be administered to a maximum of 450mg. 11-13 Aspirin is an antiplatelet and antithrombotic drug as it prevents platelet accumulation and blood clotting by inhibiting cycle-oxygenase and the production of thromboxane A2. Prior to administering aspirin, ensure the patient is not allergic to aspirin…

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