My mother has chronic pain and was prescribed a Fentanyl patch a month ago. However it made her nauseous and wasn't really helping the pain so the PM doctor put her on Avinza 60mg about three days ago. She is still getting nauseous. She told me that hydrocodone works well and doesn't make her nauseous, but the PM nurse said doctors don't like to keep their patients on hydrocodone for liver reasons. Is this true about hydrocodone? I wouldn't think that any of the other narcotics are that much better for the system, but I could be wrong.
Is nausea common with these types of meds? Have any of you felt nauseous? And, most importantly, is there anything that can be done to reduce the nausea?
Thanks so much for your time, and I wish you all the best!