Duragesic generic name

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Avatar f tn none of the pharmacies in my county or surrounding counties have the name brand and I can't afford to buy my own generic right now.Does anyone know of a generic equivalent patch that the drug company will give me for free?
Avatar n tn 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.
793219 tn?1238067801 is there much of a diffrence in generic and name brand with the patch?
Avatar n tn 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.
1086611 tn?1257293324 Hello All, I have been on the brand name Duragesic Fentanyl Patch 100mc for close to 5 years. Recently, I filled my new prescription and noticed they changed everything about the Duragesic Patch. Has anyone else noticed this new development? I noticed it reminds me of the generic brand (which didn't work for me). I'm very worried that since they changed the design of the Brand what else did they change? I don't want like when they change medications that work for myself.
Avatar n tn I use the Duragesic Patch 100Mcg and they work well for me--have to get name brand (Jannsen) or the generic brand Sandoz--but the generic brand Mylan was worthless for me--just a thought--good luck
572651 tn?1333939396 I found out recently the huge difference between the generic and brand name. The generic does not begin to give the relief to match Duragesic. Johnson & Johnson sent me an "insurance" card that I present to the pharmacy filling the prescription. There is no particular pharmacy that must be used. I am very grateful for this assistance program. My current health insurance will only pay for the generic.
Avatar n tn I am lucky to have a family doctor that will prescribe the patch--which by the way are expensive--If your doctor OK's the patch--get the Sandoz generic NOT the Mylan--the Sandoz is identical to the name brand Duragesic and works very well, but the Mylan brand does not--I am not the only one that feels that way--A quick search through a few Pain Management forums will validate that statement.
1271743 tn?1320896061 I was then diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Approx a year ago the brand name Duragesic patches which were the ones with the well of medication become no longer availableā€¦ after going through withdrawals from the new type of patch I find they have changed not only how the medicine is made into the patch but also the way the patch dispenses the medication. At this point my doctor changed me to MsContin 60mg every 12hrs instead of the patch.
Avatar f tn I'm not a hundred percent sure, but I think Duragesic is the name brand patch. I believe Fentanyl is the generic. Maybe they'll pay for the generic? Or maybe the generic will be significantly less than the name brand. I'm sure someone will be along later that may have more knowledge on this type of situation or maybe your condition.
Avatar n tn Duragesic Generic Name: Fentanyl Transdermal Drug Class: Opiate Agonist Rx Report: http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/fentanyl_ad.htm Controlled Substance: DURAGESICĀ® contains a high concentration of fentanyl, a potent Schedule II opioid agonist. Schedule II opioid substances, which include hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone, have the highest potential for abuse and risk of fatal overdose due to respiratory depression.
535089 tn?1400677119 Opioid Products That May Be Required to Have Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Brand Name Products Generic Name Trade Name Applicant/Sponsors Fentanyl Duragesic Extended Release Transdermal System Ortho McNeil Janssen Hydromorphone *Palladone Extended Release Capsules Purdue Pharma Methadone Dolophine Tablets Roxanne Morphine Avinza Extended Release Capsules King Pharms Morphine Kadian Extended Release Capsules Actavis Morp
1390350 tn?1279906567 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.
Avatar f tn He mentioned that he knew that they did, and mentioned that he's had issues with the one that are not name brand so when I come in on the 29th I'll get a fentanyl prescription that is the brand name. I've got a great PMP doctor and it's not like he doesn't know everything that's gone on, I've always taken my meds as directed, never mis-used or ran out early, I'm just concerned because I've been on so many meds over the last two months because of the surgeries, etc...
1437229 tn?1296073620 I am so glad you got your Duragesic patch back! I have been on the generic for a long time now and it really helps. I never did get the real thing, but I have found that there is a huge difference in strength between different generic brands, and even from batch to batch within the same brand. Some months I have very little pain and no break through pain and then the next month wham, it only works a little and the pain is hard to bear.
Avatar m tn So I ended up having to drive all over trying to find a pharmacy that had them - I actually ended up at a larger chain pharmacy, and although the one that I physically went in to didn't have them, because I had the written script in hand and they were able to see it, they were able to call another of their locations to see if they had them (the problem I had been running into was that my script was for two boxes and everyone only seemed to have one in stock and because of the schedule the med
648944 tn?1241473294 It is basically similar to Morphine, which doesn't work well for me. Opana is a brand name for Oxymorphone like Vicodin or Lortab is for hydrocodone. Of course there is acetaminophen in the Vicodin & Lortab along with the hydrocodone. Oxymorphone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is similar to morphine. Oxymorphone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain.
1271743 tn?1320896061 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.
Avatar m tn percocet (best is generic oxycodone by watson, NOT teva), is for outbreak pain, which is to say it goes to work faster. Norco(?) which I assume, from above, like Vicodin or Lorcet, is Brand for generic Hydrocodone, works on a time-release basis. Both contain the same synthetic codeine by dose; it is the other ingredients that make the meds different. I have been on (Percocet) Oxycodone for some 3 yrs. now for outbreak pain from fibromyalgia.
1858011 tn?1319840953 I now wear a Duragesic patch (Fentenyl is the generic name) for the pain. It has revolutionized my ability to function. At the time that I began using it I did not have insurance coverage. So, I was eligible for the Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Program that pays for the medication in full. They are the makers of the Duragesic (brand name) patch. I was on the 50mg patch that I changed every 72 hours. It has been wonderful. There is also a generic version, too.
Avatar f tn The one issue you may run across with it, though, is that because the help is directly from Duragesic, you MUST use the brand name patch - they will not cover the generic equivalent. Therefore, your doctor MUST write the prescription stating that you have to use the brand name. If you explain to your doctor why you must have this, they should not have a problem with it.
Avatar f tn I took vicodin, norco, percocet, duragesic and generic fentanyl patches, kadian, metahdone and oxycodone before I finally tried it. I can truthfully say that it saved my life. Both the neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon said that surgery on my neck would make the pain worse. I have no other alternatives. Addiction is only a problem when you have euphoria. I have never experienced euphoria with any oral narcotic pain meds. Now injectable dilauded is a different story.
592774 tn?1325397342 Hi Sharonanne: Sorry to hear of the problems your having with the patch. I will tell you that i have had problems in the last couple of months myself. I have been breaking out in hives. Not alot but enough to make things uncomfortable. I will get the occasional rash as your experiencing and here is what the Doctor has me do..... I use Benadryl Gel along with benadryl tabs. This keep the itching at it's lowest. Use the cream the Doc gave you along with the benadryl Gel.
793219 tn?1238067801 i have only taken brand name patches so i can't tell you. there are definately ppl round who can tell you though.
1176986 tn?1264921442 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.
Avatar m tn I have had back problems since '84, I was 28, and had one surgery that helped with a herniated disc problem. Then in 2001 I had a recurrence so had surgery again after extensive tests, 8 months, lots of thought. Ended up a surgeon did the wrong disk. I ended up on,... "75ug/hr Duragesic every two days plus two Actiq 800ug per day plus 2-10mg vicodin generic at night, from all that down to just the 2-10mg vicodin a day." plus I was getting depomedrol injections every three months or so.
1271743 tn?1320896061 The company changed the way they make the patch. I was using the brand name Duragesic welled patch with the gel inside until it became to costly, then I found the Sandoz which was the generic made by basically the same company (J&J owns Sandoz) and it was much cheaper and worked great. Until I get my normal rx and now the fentanyl is made into the adhesive like the Mylan patches. I have experienced increasing pain since the change.