For UK Members

For everything and anything else not covered in the other RLS/WED sections.
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For UK Members

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:09 pm

Not sure this impacts any of our current members. Most of these treatments are homeopathy or herbal, but to take awake the opioid combo for RLS seems cruel and unusual punishment to those with RLS!

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk ... n-13368980
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Re: For UK Members

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:15 pm

Big NHS cuts in all areas here in the UK.
None of the medications listed affect me, but there will be those who will be very concerned.
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Re: For UK Members

Postby QyX » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:46 am

Here in Europe there are two different versions of Oxycodone extended release forms on the market. One version is just Oxycodone and the other is Oxycodone + Naloxone which is way more expensive then regular extended release Oxycodone with only minor benefits.

They added the Naloxone to reduce problems with constipation. It works for some and for some it doesn't. Personally I can understand why the NHS doesn't want to pay for the expensive Oxycodone + Naloxone combination. There are many other ways to deal with constipation.

Regarding the fast release Fentanyl: there are couple of different Fentanyl release forms on the market except the patches. For example as spray or as lollilop. Personally I doubt that the spray is really necessary. From what I know these versions of Fentanyl are extremely expensive. You do not need a spray to deliver high potent opioids quickly. Normally the lollilop should be fine. Otherwise it is possible to administer opioids with intravenous, intramuscular or sub cutan injection.


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