Review: could Fentanyl cause Hallucinations?
Summary: Hallucinations could be caused by Fentanyl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Fentanyl citrate, and have Pain.
We study 14,029 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations and more.
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On Apr, 14, 2014: 14,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 88 people (0.63%) have Hallucinations. They amount to 0.05% of all the 167,212 people who have Hallucinations on eHealthMe.
Time on Fentanyl when people have Hallucinations * :
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Gender of people who have Hallucinations when taking Fentanyl * :
Age of people who have Hallucinations when taking Fentanyl * :
Severity of Hallucinations when taking Fentanyl ** :
How people recovered from Hallucinations ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (43 people, 48.86%)
- Depression (30 people, 34.09%)
- Breakthrough pain (17 people, 19.32%)
- Carcinoid tumour (14 people, 15.91%)
- Cancer pain (9 people, 10.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fentanyl citrate (86 people, 97.73%)
- Aspirin (35 people, 39.77%)
- Lyrica (35 people, 39.77%)
- Nexium (33 people, 37.50%)
- Acetaminophen (33 people, 37.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (7 days ago):
Mother suffers from hallucinations - takes Atenolol, Lisinopril and Lasix
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Do not take Actifed (pills) if you're under alprazolam treatment, especially if you're having a high dosis of the benzodiazepine (or if you're being treated for a long time). The psychiatric effects can be devastating and your anxiety disorder and/or depression can get much worse.
Unentencionally (due to a very stressfull event) I increased my alprazolam intake and since I had a flue I also started the Actifed pills 3 times a day. After two weeks in a regular basis of 7,5 mg of alprazolam + 3 actifed pills a day I got a major breakdown with completly psychotic behaviour, a huge rage attack, agressivity towards loved ones and a completly "out of me" speech and actions. Also I had suicidal behaviour tendencies, which I didn't have for almost 10 years (since I have diagnosed depression)!
After being assisted at the hospital the attending doctor recommended the immediate suspension of alprazolam intake to avoid further similar episodes.
Please do be very carefull with drug interactions since they can change your life in a glimpse. Be safe & take care!
From this study (4 weeks ago):
My grandmother (94 years old and 95 pounds) is currently in a rehabilitation facility after a hospital stay for a UTI she suffered. She was fine at the hospital but has now been given the Fentanyl Patch, along with a much stronger dose of Vicodin for her pain and suddenly became delusional and is loudly moaning incoherent gibberish for hours straight. She is now refusing food and medication. I completely understand that she is 94 years of age but this came on so suddenly and I feel that she may be overmedicated. I also know that UTI's can cause some of these symptoms but she has been treated for that and in the past has suffered mild symptoms and once treated bounces back.
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