Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of fentanyl citrate (PF) Epid.

Overall User Ratings

30 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 16-20 of 25 Next»
Condition: Severe Pain
10/29/2011 1:39:43 AM

Reviewer: pollyann, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have suffered with migrains all my adult life due to neck pain.Before the patches I would have a migrain at least 2-3 times a wk.Down and out, throwing up wanting to die. I have been on patches for 3 yrs. The patches do not last 3 days, also they do not stay on. I'm 53 and a woman with hot flashes. I do use film dressing to keep them on longer. My problem is, my family have read and seen sho ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
9/23/2011 4:36:18 PM

Reviewer: frustmom, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 21 year old son was finally put on this miracle a month ago after 5 doctors, injections and every opiate available. He has chronic pain due to herniated discs in the thoracic region. He is now able to resume physical therapy to strengthen his core and can sit in a chair for the first time in a year and a half.For a person so young it is heartbreaking to watch life pass him by due to chronic pai ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
1/22/2011 10:58:58 AM

Reviewer: arizona, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I find that this medication is reasonably effective, though I still have some pain. It does wear off after two days rather than three. I have no side effects except sleepiness if I should take too much. In my experience, using fentanyl lollipops is necessary for the times when the pain is worse. Without them, I have to increase the patches, which results in my being too supply and makes driving ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
1/2/2011 2:13:06 PM

Reviewer: amy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am prescribed this every 3 days, I love not having to take pills especially with migraines that make me ill. I however know the last day is hell waiting on a new patch, I also know getting showers even fast make the patch loose and I have had them fall off. I only notice when pain is too bad that the patch folded or got knocked off in sleep, I do not like the lint rings around the patch area. Ot ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Pain
11/22/2010 12:36:05 AM

Reviewer: DM, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The fentanyl patch literally gave me back a life; of course I still cannot return to my chosen profession or do everything I used to do in my free time - but I am able to function - including going back to working part time. I finally have some noticeable relief of severe, chronic pain after neck injury and two surgeries. I change the patch every 48 hours and take 1-2 tablets of oxycodone/APAP, 5/ ... Show Full Comment

«Previous 16-20 of 25 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

hands on abdomen
Can you catch one?
Woman sitting in front of UV lights
Is yours working?
woman using breath spray
What's causing yours?
womans hand on abdomen
Are you ready for baby?
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
bowl of yogurt with heart shape
Eat for a healthy heart.
woman doing pushups
To help you get fit.
Colored x-ray of tooth decay
Know what to look for.
Woman sitting with child
Do you know the symptoms?
mosquito
Stings, bites, burns, and more.
Allentown, PA
Are you living in one?
Thyroid exam
See how much you know.

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.