Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on fentanyl



Fentanyl is a man-made pain medication often prescribed after surgery or used for advanced cancer patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the medication is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. When used appropriately, fentanyl is effective, but, when abused, it can be deadly.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to pain medicine specialist Dr. Mike Hooten about fentanyl.

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2 thoughts on “Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on fentanyl

  1. friedrich nietzsche May 18, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Fentanyl from Germany to USA and Canada!!!

  2. Denise Romano May 18, 2018 at 12:55 am

    I suffer from chronic pain and I was on fentanyl patches for my chronic pain it didn't do anything to give me any relief from my pain. So now they are giving me morphine30mgs and m.s. contin30mgs they are working some but they are not taken care of all the pain, but when I was on oxyicodone 30mgs and oxycotin 90 mgs time release pain pills I was pain free I could stand at the sink washing dishes,making beds and everything. I even walked very good without any pain. They will not put me back on the one's that have me pain free, I understand that they don't want me to take the oxy and oxytocin, but I don't have any problems with taking to much or misuse the pain meds that gave me my life back.

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