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Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn There is no reservoir of medication in a matrix patch - instead there are layers of the medication. There is no fentanyl gel in a matrix style patch. A matrix fentanyl patch places the fentanyl in adhesive. By all means return the defective patch to the Pharmacy where you purchased it. As Phil said, contact your prescribing physician and make him/her aware of the defective patch. Be cautious when handling the defective patch as your body can still absorb the Fentanyl is you touch it.
Avatar f tn I'm taking Opana ER 10 mg and it's not on the list of approved drugs for my new RX plan. Fentanyl patches weren't effective. What's a good substitute? oxymorphone is not listed but hydromorphone is.
Avatar n tn t know of a pharmacy in your area but I would ask your pharmacy if they would be willing to order a different manufacturer of the fentanyl patch. I had good results with Watson brand.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn //www.drugs.com/fda/fentanyl-transdermal-recall-potential-active-ingredient-release-faster-than-specified-12842.
725248 tn?1316162245 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..
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Even though the active ingredient is the same in pills made by different companies, the matrix of the pills is a little bit different from manufacturer to manufacturer and, depending on how sensitive our bodies are to these differences, that could be all that is necessary to cause an adverse reaction.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Hello and Welcome. I have heard others say that they can tell the difference between Fentanyl Patches. It's my understanding that Mylan and Teva have basically the same delivery system which is the matrix design which incorporates the drug into the adhesive. What explain this? Maybe it's the way your system metabolizes the way the manufacturer makes the drug.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Further, when it comes to Fentanyl, a lot of time and effort and *communication* between the doctor, myself, pharmacist AND manufacturer would have to take place to make SURE the kind of Fentanyl I am chopping up/trimming/cutting is the kind that is acceptable to do so, because cutting or modifying the wrong kind of fentanyl WILL KILL ME! And, possibly others around me, getting that gel over doorknobs, etc., people may die.
1196338 tn?1265163728 Hello, I am new to this community, I suppose I should tell you a littlebit about myself first.. Well, I am a CP patient who was in a MVA accident a couple of years ago, and have been taking opiates for my pain. I am a little shy to ask this because I don't want to be judged as being an addict or something, but I always thought that you could tell that a narcotic was working based on that warm fuzzy feeling you get..
1575311 tn?1312794784 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.
Avatar n tn I have spina bifida and many other disabilities, and I am beyond scared right now because I have lost insurance and I am down to my last fentanyl patches. While I was on medical leave from my job, they did not pay my premiums and I ended up losing my Kaiser insurance. After my medical leave ended, I was laid off. Because the premium was not paid, I cannot apply for COBRA or HIPP either. Kaiser had me on their MFA plan, but it only lasts for a month.
1312494 tn?1273749561 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.
1390350 tn?1279902967 I have had that problem when I was on Fentanyl. I was switched from my preferred brand to the gel kind (I did not like them at all and they did not provided 3 day relief) and I used medical tape around the outside of the patch to hold it on. It seemed to work for me. Call you doc and see what he says. Are you wanting to come off the patch or are you just having withdrawals because the patch isn't sticking? I am glad you are being careful with the patch.
Avatar f tn s office - mn gastro just called to say that Target/Triessent cannot supply this med as the manufacturer does not have it. I am terrified - need the procrit to complete last 12 weeks of tx -- can anyone help me out with this?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn s not mg) Fentanyl Patch w/1 lortab 10 per day for break through pain. The reason that the Fentanyl is mcg is because Fentanyl is 80 times stronger than Morphine. It is dispersed by the micro-gram instead of by milligrams because of this. A 25 mcg patch would be approximately equal to 100 to 120 Lortab's a day but without the Acetaminophen. I learned this from one of our member's, Jaybay, who is very versed in the Fentanyl Patch.
1360851 tn?1277581906 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.
1279189 tn?1275244868 The release of fentanyl is based on temp on the patch, This is the reason, and the sole reson why we must be careful with some areas of recreaton and the hot tubs. Moreover, trust in your Doctor. seems ro me by reading your post, you are a, straight shooter and your doctor can see that. Most doc's WILL NOT JUMP FROM ER VICS, STRAIGHT TO FENTANYL. He sees a reason for the switch. I have worn the patch 6 years, and it has never ever come off in the bath or pool!