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I'n now on another pain medication which doesn't do as well for the pain, but I also don't have the severe side effects that I was getting with the fentanyl patch. Please do try and contact the manufacturer of your patches to see about their patient assistance programs. That way you can do a safe weaning off of the patches (if you and your doctor still want you to get off of them completely).
I'm sorry that you are having difficulty keeping your patch on. I ALSO use the Fentanyl Patches - 62mcg - I use one 50 and one 12. Where do you place your patches on your body? I place mine on my back in the shoulder blade area. Some people do have problems with keeping them on, BUT fortunately I've NEVER had that problem. I don't know if it's because of where I place mine or if it's the type of skin I have or exactly why BUT I know that I'm grateful that I don't have that problem.
Just began on fentanyl patches for chronic pain. I have had radiation damage but am a cancer survivor so not bitter just tired of pain.
that it isn't working, well to make a long story short, I have been thru many narcotics, and now I have been perscribed Fentanyl, a low dose, but I don't feel that warm fuzzy feeling that I expect to get from taking a narcotic... Does that mean the medication isn't working? And the pain is not as bad, So Iguess it is working, but I don't feel that euphoria.
I saw my pain doctor today and he put me on Fentanyl patch 25mgs every 72 hours. I have read all the papers on it and searched it on the internet. If there is any info on the patch that you don't read on the paperwork I was wondering if you could share. I put it on about a hour ago. My pharmacy gave me some things to go over the patch so it don't get wet, she said I can also buy them she gave me 2 of them.
The Fentanyl patch is 80 TIMES STRONGER THEN MORPHINE ! If you aren't liking the way you feel on the MS Contins, which are essentially morphine, then you won't like the Fentanyl. I went from the Ms Contins to Fentanyl a few years ago & honestly it was the BIGGEST mistake I've EVER made!!! You build up a tolerance to the Fentanyl quickly, it's 80x's stronger then morphine, 50x's stronger then heroin, & can be quite dangerous. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE TAKING IT!!!!!
My doctor has switched me over to the fentanyl patch, I am on the 75MCG/HR and switch it out every 2 days instead of 3 days as per my doctors instructions. My problem is I sweat alot and trying to find a place to stick it where it will not come off. The brand of patch is Mylan. So far the only spot that seems to work ok is the top of my chest right in the center. Does anyone have any advice to offer. I think they do not work very good if they are covered in tape?? just my thought. Thanks..
Will my pharmacist replace a fentanyl patch that got cut? I was opening it up and cut the wrapper like an idiot but my hands hurt too bad to tear it open. Anyway I cut a good sized hole in it and the gel started leaking everywhere so I hurried and flushed the patch so I didnt get gel everywhere. I'm only 23 so doctors and pharmacists are already curious if I'm making excuses to "drug seek". I just dont know how to approach the situation or if I'm S.O.L.
Hi Accelermom3, First I want to welcome you to the Pain Management Forum and let you know that we are VERY glad that you have found this Forum. I need for you to understand that there are NO Doctors on this Forum. We are ALL CP - Chronic Pain - Patients that help each other with our OWN expertise and experiences from our personal CP Issues. I'm so sorry that you are going thru this with your Patches. I too use the Fentanyl Patches.
I did bring a lawsuit against the manufacturer and my lawyer would not bring it to court because we could not prove the amount of fentanyl in my system at the time of the crash because they did not do a toxicology. (they only do toxicology if someone passes away) I even had the foil pouch with the recalled lot# and the letter they sent me one month to the day after the accident telling me DO NOT use what I had that they had been recalled and to return them to the pharmacy.
I didn't have a problem keeping the patches in place. I think much depends on your skin type. I tend to have dry skin and the patch stayed in place on my upper back, on my shoulder blade. It may help to clean your skin with a good cleanser made for oily skin. Additionally if you report your problem to the manufacturer most of them will send you free "Tegaderm" type clear adhesive to cover the patch for better adhesion. In fact I believe they all will do that free of charge.
The reservoir patch gets its name from the fact that the fentanyl is contained in a reservoir. In Duragesic fentanyl patches and authorized generics such as the Sandoz fentanyl patch, this reservoir will be filled with a fentanyl gel." "There is no fentanyl gel in a matrix style patch. Mylan pharmaceuticals makes a matrix patch. A matrix fentanyl patch places the fentanyl in adhesive. There is therefore no gel to link.
anyway, I just was switched from 80mg Oxycontin 3x daily, (because it didn't work anymore, provided no more pain relief) and now am taking 50mcg/hr Fentanyl every 72 hours for a week, and if no pain relief, I am to up it to two patches every 72 hours... The problem, I am getting no relief whatsoever, does this mean I am tolerant to narcotics? I am starting to freak out, because why doesn't it work?
Other medications may be causing this exacerbation as well. The manufacturer of Duragesic (Brand Name for fentanyl and manufactured for: PriCare, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen) are actually now manufactured by ALZA Corporation, Vacaville, CA. This particular brand name achieves far better consistent pain relief response than the generics. On rare occurrence, will this brand name fall off. Should this occur, apply first aid tape only to the edges of the patch.
Hello Pain Management Readers, I am a new user of the fentanyl patch. It is working really well for my back and neck pain, but I have the problem with the patches falling off. I've tried using medical tape to tape the edges down, and that has caused skin irritation so I have been looking for another alternative. I read online people have called the manufacturer of the patch (mine is by Mylan) so I did call them, but the adhesive that they have for customers is out of stock.
It takes a long time for the Fentanyl to leave the system. It has a very long 1/2 life. If you are using the Fentanyl on a regular basis and then stop abruptly only using the Norco, your body is going to react in an unpleasant way. Fentanyl is very strong and Norco cannot replace that. Strange......... Well, I guess I don't have any answers for you at this point.
Hi, I'm prescribed fentanyl patches by my doctor (the non-gel transdermal kind) and I have a hard time keeping them on. I put them on my upper arm (where there is no hair) and wash and dry my arm beforehand like it says. When I stick it on, I also have my boyfriend hold it down for a minute straight to try to keep it there (we even time it). Now, my doctor says I can tape down the edges, which I do, but that doesn't even seem to always work. Any suggestions?
I am on my sixth day without any fentanyl at all. I have been on it for almost 5 YEARS. I had a terrible car accident in 2003 and have been on as much as 75 mcg. every 48 hours. I have been tapering down since about March of this year, and did the "cut the patch" thing (with MYLAN only) on the 25's for about a month and got it down to about a third of a patch for about 2 weeks and then nothing. I am miserable.
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I was initially prescribed fentanyl almost 10 years ago - it did finally stop my gut-wrenching, ER- necessitating migraines. And associated horrible pain. But I was alarmed about taking something so HEAVY. Over time we got it down to 50 mcg. But last fall the manufacturer apparently changed. The patches were now more like the generics - and no longer lasted even 1 full day (this after 10 years). I was changing them daily. Getting very toxic. It was decided I HAD to get off of them.
Has anyone ever used Sandoz or other Fentanyl patches and had a shortage in the box? Or any suggestions on what I should do? Here's the situation- I have two boxes each with 4 instead of 5 patches. I thought I was going insane and even accused my mom of taking a patch out of the box. After checking the entire area where the patches were, I checked the other box and found only 4 patches in that box as well. I got the script on January 17th.
And if you're holding your breath til Dr Steve responds, that isn't recommended by the manufacturer ... anyway, just saying hi, Dan. Hope you're well. I'm interested in his reply, whenever it comes. Doesn't the patch cost the earth, though? I'm also surprised to hear fentenyl talked about as a maintenance drug. Isn't fentenyl the mega-potent designer heroin that surfaces every once in a while and kills a bunch of people before it goes away?
I have been on Fentanyl over the course of the last 9 years. I have M.S. and a 100mcg/h Fentanyl patch along with an average of one Oxycodone/APAP 5MG-325MG tablets two or three times a day offer the most relief I can get without feeling sick to my stomach from the Oxycodone. I cannot take more Oxycodone that that and I also am unable to tolerate Oxycontin for the same reason. I have taken myself of the Fentanyl myself on three different occasions over the years.
Due to many neck and back chronic pain issues, my doctor prescribed me these 50 mcg Fentanyl patches to be changed every 72 hours. I was heavily addicted to Percocet and Opanas for several years so I thought this would really help me out. I have been on them about 3 months now and my health insurance has just been canceled. I have 3 of the patches left and need to know what to do to wean off and then stop them completely.
Others will be on later who do have personal experience with this matter . I did use the Mylan brand but it was several years ago. Fentanyl wasn't a good choice of medications for me. But check back. Someone else with better information will be here later.
Have never abused my meds Am presently on 60 mg. oxycodone every 4 hours (round the clock ... don't sleep due to pain.) Also was on 75 mcg. fentanyl every 48 hours. Just went to 50 mcg every 48 hours. Not sure how that will work. (I asked to decrease meds.) I've started cutting back on my oxycodone as well. I am definitely having withdrawal symptoms. I had the beginning of withdrawals once and it was horrendous (due to script late in the mail.
Obviously different ATBs work better than others based on type of bacteria. Fentanyl users often need to change their patch every 48 instead of 72 hours. A simply change in schedule may offer you more even pain releif. Sometimes a physician will increase the time change instead of the dosage and it is just as effective as an increase. I would discuss that possibility with your physician also. The morphine pump (medtronic is one manufacturer) can have some side effects also.
I have been on Fentanyl patches for three years due to herniated discs. Last year I cut back from 150 mcg to 75 which is what I am on now. How I did that, was I literally cut the patches with scissors. I would cut 1/3 off of a 50 and use that dose for a month and then use the 1/3rds that I had cut off for another month.
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