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Review: could Fentanyl transdermal system cause Dementia alzheimer's type?

Summary: Dementia alzheimer's type is reported only by a few people who take Fentanyl transdermal system.

We study 4,805 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl transdermal system from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Dementia alzheimer's type. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia alzheimer's type and more.

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Fentanyl transdermal system

Fentanyl transdermal system has active ingredients of fentanyl. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes)

Dementia alzheimer's type

Dementia alzheimer's type (loss of mental ability with alzheimer's symptom) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, high blood cholesterol, diabetes. (latest reports from 13,063 Dementia alzheimer's type patients)

On Feb, 3, 2015: 4,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl transdermal system. Among them, 3 people (0.06%) have Dementia Alzheimer's Type.

Trend of Dementia alzheimer's type in Fentanyl transdermal system reports

Time on Fentanyl transdermal system when people have Dementia alzheimer's type * :

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Gender of people who have Dementia alzheimer's type when taking Fentanyl transdermal system * :

FemaleMale
Dementia alzheimer's type50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Dementia alzheimer's type when taking Fentanyl transdermal system * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dementia alzheimer's type0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Dementia alzheimer's type when taking Fentanyl transdermal system ** :

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How people recovered from Dementia alzheimer's type ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain management (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Pain (2 people, 66.67%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (2 people, 66.67%)
  4. Prophylaxis (2 people, 66.67%)
  5. Bone disorder (2 people, 66.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lortab (3 people, 100.00%)
  2. Neupogen (2 people, 66.67%)
  3. Miralax (2 people, 66.67%)
  4. Slow mag (2 people, 66.67%)
  5. Pepcid (2 people, 66.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I wanna know how fentanyl and oxycontin taken together like me works for patients?
    I have been taking these meds. For the last 10months due to a auto accident that's happened in 1995!! And have bee in chronic Pain ever since, had to resign from my good paying job!! I could no longer work due to the constant pain...it took my Dr. And I over 3 yrs. To come up with this regimen to even get out of bed to be mobile!! I need to take care of all my adopted animal's, my two adopted children and my elderly mother!!! It I did not have these medications
    ations I would be bed ridden!!
  • Does the fentanyl patch cause *extreme* hair loss?
    38 year old female, with a normal menstrual cycle, though it isn't as regular as it used to be...age or drug reasons? I've been on 50 mcg fentanyl patch, changing every 48 hours. I've been losing extreme amounts of head hair, scary amounts. I started using the patch this year/2014, in February, after suffering a concussion from a blackout due to sleep deprivation and over medicated with prescription pain pills (ER blood work confirmed I had the scripted amounts of drugs in my system...it just happened to be TOO much). The Fentanyl patches replaced 20 mg oxycodone IR, 4 daily, 2 mg clomazepan at bedtime, Meloxicam, Plus a 25 mcg Fentanyl patch every 72 hours. Before this mixture of drugs, I had been on morphine, methadone (prescribed for pain, not substance abuse/withdrawal), percocet. I was taken off of percocet after complaining about urinary retention and put on Oxycodone IR and Meloxicam.

    I do believe I recall losing hair then too, but now it's extremely hard to notice, the shower drain cover is thick with fallout hair from a single shower. I used to have really thick hair. My hair is long, goes to the small of my back. I've always had to get my hair cut in long layered fashion...to thin out my thick mane. Now, that isn't a problem anymore, as my hair is so very thin.

    I'm going in to my PCP today/5-19-14 to get blood work done to check my thyroid, and I'm going to mention my hair loss, something I've not brought up before.

    My daily vitamin and supplements include *quality*: Fish Oil capsules, biotin, B-1, B-12, 1000 mg - calcium citrate chews or powder, D-3 chewable, glucosamine & chondroitin, multi-vitamin, iron - 29 mg, vitamin C - 500 mg, fiber capsules, colace capsules.

    (I take the iron and vitamin C in the morning and the calcium and extra vitamin D3 at night)

    *Unless the supplement is strictly for bariatric patients, I double up the dose of it. Yes, I had gastric bypass in 2007, lost nearly 100 pounds...Yay! Also, I take whatever supplement I can find in a chewable/gummy, liquid/powder or sublingual forms, for best absorption.

    My only twice daily prescription medication is a 500 mg Keppra tablet, which I've been taking since 2003 after my AVM induced stroke.


    My pain management doctor knew ( I stopped seeing him...I think he was too careless and flippant, wanting to rush to the next "person" in line...money , money, money...for him!) about all my drug & supplements, my PCP as well.

    I hope I get an answer soon about my hair loss...it needs to stop, I'm a woman...I need hair!!
  • What are the side effects while taking fentanyl with garcinia cambogia
    I'm having headaches flushing/blushing in the face, tired, dizziness. I think that I might be allergic to it the garcinia cambogia ultra. I need to know if I can be on the fentanyl patch and take Garcinia Cambogia Ultra?
  • How long does the depression last with opiate withdrawls? (1 answer)
    I have been in denial for quite some time now.But I believe I've got a dependency to opiates! Though never taken more than prescribed it has had an insane affect emotionally and mentally. My kids can't even run past me playing or I'll EXPLODE!I used to be the kind of father that could play and put up with anything all day. I decided to stop taking the Norco about three weeks ago and haven't touched it since, even though I've got a script ready. I put my last patch on about 4 days ago, but started withdrawls after about 24 hrs after I put it on. I've been on the same dose for about two years now so maybe that's why?? Maybe my body wants more?? Any answers on that part would be helpful. But My biggest concern is my mood. My kids are my world and every time I yell at them or spank them, I feel like crying, its like I CANT stand being around my wife and kids. I hate to say it but I'd rather be left alone in my room than be with them, and that sucks because I love them to the moon and back!! I know when I take the norco I enjoy being around them, its like I'm a new and fun dad when I take the crap. I haven't in three weeks but I'm so tempted cause I don't want my kids thinking I hate them! I'd really like to know how long the psychological affect lasts, cause I can't take it, it makes me understand fully why others relapse! Help please!I don't want to be on the fentanyl or the norco if these are the things they do to you! But I don't want to just STOP cold turkey if this is the mess it creates in my head, screw the physical, I have a nerve disease so pain and sweats are nothing new, but my mind is shot! I'm not me anymore! I lost the real me, my kids lost the real me three years ago after all this started. I just need to know how long the mental part lasts, cause if its just a couple weeks or so I can handle it, any long and I don't think my kids can hand it! I'm 28 yrs old and act like a cranky old man towards them. I don't want to mess them up emotionally anymore than I already have. I cuss I swear I hit things. How long does this mental crap last????!
  • What should i do to relieve the flushing symptoms?
    Was diagnosed with Parkinson's in March 2013. My doctor has prescribed sinemet, which I have tried 3 times, but during each,I have experienced periods of flushing, agitation, and restless legs--to the point of feeling truly ill. He doesn't believe that there is a cause and effect relationship between the drug and these symptoms, but he doesn't know this for sure. Even after being off of Sinemet for a month, I am still suffering with flushing, though less acutely. I am wondering whether these symptoms are a result of the Parkinson's, the sinemet, one of my other medications, or perhaps and interactions of some of the medications. He has given me a prescription for carbidop-levo-enta (on the theory that there is a specific problem with the sinemet), but has cautioned me to wait until I am feeling better to begin it. Any thoughts about relationships between any of the drugs and the flushing & illness?

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