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My father suffers from Chronic back pain and has been suggested to use the duragesic patch, what if anyone does anyboy know about this. Also on my own, I suffer from testicular pain (it's not cancer, we know that) any suggestions on what I can take that won't put me overboard. If you want to know how intense the pain is, imagine having a tooth ache down there.
In my opinion, the gel filled seem to get into the skin better than the ones that are NOT gel filled and have a longer life than that which do not. To sum it up, use the generic gel....very comparable to duragesic DO NOT use the patch that is not gel filled, you ill not get the same relief..
The only opiate gel I've ever heard of is the gel inside duragesic or generic fentanyl patches. It's timed release. I wouldn't think they would have a gel to rub on. You would never know exactly how much hydro you were dosing. I'd call the pharmacist and see what the heck he gave you. Hydro does come in a suspension (orally). It's usually used for cough suppression. Please, let us know what this stuff is when you find out.
1. If you're using Duragesic, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has long had a program for its Duragesic users who have this problem. They will send out free of charge 300 Bioclusive bandages (clear adhesive bandages) that will fit over the 100mcg patch. I've used them many times and they work well. You need to call them at the 800 number on the box. Only Duragesic users are eligible. 2. Skin Prep - Skin Prep is a product made for Colostomy patients.
She suggested that I use the gel patch but I need to know who makes a 12mcg with the gel. Does Sandoz still make this patch? I called a major chain pharmacy and asked but they acted like I was a drug seeker so I thought if I could find out the mfg. company's name first then I could ask them to order it.
what kind of patches are you on? are they the duragesic, fentenyal? cause they have liquid/gel in them and it's impossible to cut them in 1/2. are you seeing a pain specialist? if not you may want to consider that option, they are usually more understanding, especially when your asking for hydrocodne which is alot weaker then the morpine patches (no matter ehat name brand your using) please keep us posted.
Hi, I take the 50 mcg (or whatever it is) duragesic patch. I was on the watson brand fenanyl patches for a couple of months and started having an alergic reaction to the adhesive. My skin broke out really bad around and under the patch. I got some of the name brand duragesics but my insurance will only cover part of it so its super expensive. I was hoping someone could tell me about a generic that they think works will that I can try next time.
I'm going to try to stay on topic but things are pretty convoluted. Problem number 1 ... I'm on the Duragesic patch, 75 mcg every 48 hours. (In truth I change it every 72 because of fear on my part.) Last appointment told her I wanted to wean down and got a script for 50 mcg. Trouble is, in this location apparently they are not manufacturing the Duragesic and there is no date when they will be releasing more. No info on why. So no Duragesic in any dose at all.
This method has worked well for me and I have experienced no withdrawal symptoms. Obviously, the gel patches can't be cut since all the gel will ooze out. Are you trying to taper before surgery? If not, you might consider doing so as your pain will be easier to treat post-op if your tolerance is lower. As for depression, oh yeah, I've had some real bouts of depression, but it's been more situational - due to my underlying condition.
My personal experience is that any of the gel-filled patches dispense too quickly and run out too soon. For me, the flat Mylan generic does a much better job of dispensing fentanyl at a regular rate over the entire 3 days. The adhesive also works better for me. The point I really want to make here is that no pain patient who is prescribed narcotics should do anything different with that medication other than prescribed. If the treatment isn't working, you should talk to your doctor.
Using damaged or cut DURAGESIC® patches can lead to the rapid release of the contents of the DURAGESIC® patch and absorption of a potentially fatal dose of fentanyl. I once walked in a room as a nurse, found a patient who had taken off his patch and chewed it...he coded and died...there is alot of medication concentrated in the patch to be released over a 24 hour period...not all at once...if you cut them you would have no way of knowing the amount your wife would be absorbing..
I had been on Fentyl Duragesic 100mcg/changed every 2 days for about 9 years, up until last year. As I have severe FMS/CFS, osteo,(knees replaced and full involvement in most bones), I got very tired of the pain still being present regardless of the narcotics. I also took Oxycodone neo, and Lyrica, Cymbalta, etc. I took a full year to wean off those patches. GO SLOW! Your entire body and brain has to correct itself during this process.
Through its innovative patch technology, DURAGESIC delivers fentanyl, an opioid pain medication, into the body slowly through the skin, where it works to relieve pain for up to 3 days (72 hours). DURAGESIC is strong medicine for serious pain. The DURAGESIC patch should only be used when other less potent medicines have not been effective and when pain needs to be controlled around the clock. At my hospital we use these only for terminal patients....to keep a dying patient comfortable...
I was on Fentanyl for 5 years at 100mcg \for 3 years. Mostly used the Sandoz patches or brand Duragesic. Recently they changed the way they make the patches. ALL of them are the matrix system and the jell filled patches from before are no longer available... They don't make them anymore. Since the change the patches have not worked as well for me. And the other Mylan brand totally ate my skin alive. So at my appointment just this past week, my doctor changed me to MsContin.
I have found the Duragesic patch to be just about perfect. The first one I was on (can't remember the brand) was quite large and you could visibly see the gel. I had problems with it sticking properly and it would also buckle, no matter how flat I originally had it. The glue was also an irritant. I could never get it off my skin and it left a residue on my clothes that wouldn't come out.
Hi fpainestam, I'm so glad that we could shed some insight on the patch. I have been on the patch now for about 9mo. and have used a couple different brands. The best I have found yet is the Gel patch. It contains gel in the resevoir (sp) instead if the gel-less patch. I say this because it seems that the medicine gets into the skin better and last longer than the ones without the gel. Everyone is different but I have heard others feel the same way.
However, I have used fent patches and I know that one of the dangers is rapid absorption when your skin is contact with unregulated gel from within the patch. And that is a definite risk when you cut, pierce, or alter the patch. Odd as this may sound you may be absorbing too rapidly and be confusing what you are feeling with withdrawl when in fact it may be toxicity due to rapid absorption. I did what you did one time and I encountered the problem of toxicity due to rapid absorption.
Of course, Duragesic has stopped production of the 25mcg patches so I am right now suffering severe chest pains on the generic patches. I have tried both sets (small slender strip and the larger gel-filled type) and both make my chest hurt to high heaven. Right now I can't sleep because of the nagging pain in my chest.
I don't know if I personally recommend it, but you might look into Duragesic (sp?) patches, since you say you don't like taking pills and don't like the idea of a pump (not sure what you mean by this). From what I understand, the patches are similar in construction to nicotine patches that smokers use to quit -they just stick onto your body like stickers- but instead of nicotine contain a powerful opiate analgesic. Apparently they stay on for 72 hours, come in different dosages, etc.
My doctor recently put me on the name brand Duragesic patches. They are smaller and they aren't filled with the gel. I put them on my side under my bra strap and it stays on really good.
I began feeling better within hours. So there is a difference. Sandoz is gel filled and the Mylan is not. I think it makes a difference in the amount of Medicine getting to the skin. I hope this was helpful.
You better not have the Duragesic kind with gel. you can o/d if you cut those, I am hoping you have those cheap plastic pieces of **** with no gel. No woder only getting one day, they suck. try gels if u need to, i get a solid 2 days out of them. Do NOT CUT GEL PATCH. i've heard just heard you can cut those other junk patches, but I'd ask DOCTOR before I did it. Good luck, I am here for you. Patcher for life!
From time to time the FDA recalls misc brands and strengths of the fentanyl patch. My question doesn't ditrectly relate to recall but I normally get the Duragesic brand name patches or generic Sandoz brand. These patches had a gel inside and was secreated through the adhevise into the skin. The patches now no longer are made with the gel inside. They are made like the Mylan patches . The first week of the change I hurt so much worse... almost like I did have a patch on at all.
Push through the pain and try to take yourself off the patch periodically. Also... ask for the generic patches that do not have the gel. You can trim them down with scissors little by little over time if stopping abruptly is too difficult for you. Thanks in advance for anyone who may be finding me a resource for the patches. Joseph This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/791460'>Fentanyl patch</a>.
It was also the gel kind and I had a terrible time getting the glue off my skin. Then I noticed the glue was coming off on my clothes and I could not get it off the shirts no matter what I did. Someone mentioned the Duragesic patch and that they had better luck with it. I asked my NP and she was fine with changing it. Initially worker's comp didn't want to approve it (a month of the generic was around $522 and a month of the Duragesic was about $1100.
What are the differences in Fentanyl Patches, gel-filled versus so called non-gel filled.Also what do people think of the pain control in them.
Hi all, i see my admitting to snorting the durgesic gel met with some distaste. That is to be expected. I unfortunately was NOT kidding about it. It's pretty easy to divide a patch up into quadrants and figure out how many mcg's you get from each "snort" so to speak, so as not to overdose. It doesn't burn, it's water soluble and dose nothing to my nose. Well my head is another story.
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The glue was nearly impossible to get off my skin and WAS impossible to get off my clothes. A member here mentioned the Duragesic patch and I asked for that. What a difference! I have had no problems with it at all. (Initially my worker's comp insurance didn't want to pay the difference, which was huge, but after explanation from both myself and the doctor, they agreed to the change. Don't give up searching for what's best for you.
So I have not had to worry about my patch once it is on. Duragesic makes an Occlusive Overlay that you put over the patch. It's free, from what I understand from the Manufacturer IF you are wearing the Name Brand Path with the gel in it. One of the VERY best things that yo can do is to go to your Pharmacist and explain your problem and they will let you know what is best for your patches. They are REALLY up on everything and are really up on EVERTHING about your meds.
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