Sandoz fentanyl recall

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1481230 tn?1287973781 Anyone else hear that Sandoz quit manufacturing the 50 mcg of the Fentanyl Patches??? This is what the pharmacist at Walmart told me when I went to go get my script filled for a higher dose. I have tried Mylan and Sandoz. and I liked Sandoz a lot better. Now I am using Watson...which is weird....I can at least visually see the medicine now but it leaves marks on my skin and my pain hasn't been controlled lately even with the increase.
374225 tn?1269899262 There are two types of generic Fentanyl and at least one of you claims that one is superior to the other. Which one is the better of the two? My doctor is probably going to let me try the patches over the methadone and I just want to be sure. It amazes me how much knowledge we all have accumulated and outside of these boards so much of it is wasted. I'm so glad this place exists and I found it.
Avatar f tn When we arrived and they saw the Fentanyl Patch, the first thing they assumed was overdose. They did a tox screen and found no opiates in her system. The patch had been replaced approximately 24 hours prior. She has been on the Fentanyl Patch (100 mcg) for about 3 years and uses a tegaderm patch over it to hold it in place. It was on her stomach. She always places the patches on her stomach or upper arm in a fatty area. This is the 4th ER visit in the past 12 months due to withdrawals.
Avatar m tn I had been using fentanyl patches for about a month. I would wear them on my side/hip, switching sides every 2 days when a new patch would be applied. I noticed while on the patch that my skin would kind of swell up and turn red and get very dry, usually around the edges of the patch (sandoz gel type). Well I havent worn any patches or taken any fentanyl in about 3 weeks. But I still have a red rash that is very dried out feeling compared to normal skin.
Avatar m tn My doctor has written me an rx for the fentanyl 12mcg patch to add to the 50mcg I am currently on. 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.
1271743 tn?1320892461 My disability rating in the ankle is 35% as of 12/2008 after surgery. And even with my fentanyl 100mcg patches and oxycodone 15mg tablets (x2 tablets three times a day) I am still in unbearable pain. Any ideas? I cannot step down without shooting, sharp, electric shock-like pain in my foot... it hurts... and I just want it to stop.... or let up enough to make it to the bedroom or bathroom....
214864 tn?1229715239 The FDA notes that Sandoz did not conduct timely investigations of lots that failed dissolution testing. In addition, Sandoz chose to continue to release product even after being notified of violations. The FDA concluded that Sandoz does "not provide a high level of assurance" that its process is "capable of producing a product that meets specifications.
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Avatar f tn what is the difference between triam/hctz 37.5-25 sandoz and triam/hctz 37.5-25 lan. my boyfriend has been taking triam/hctz 37.5-25 sandoz and did fine when they refilled his script the pills are different and are called triam/hctz 37.
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 I am using the fentanyl 50 patch for degen disc disease and herniated discs along with shots. This has only recently been adressed and officially diagnosed due to lack of insurance. On the same note, I am just now able to address and seek therapy and proper medication for chronic depression, PTSD, restless leg, and a new diagnosis that I can't recall...something about socio or social something. Basically I seem to 'perform' roles and have no clear cut 'me'.
Avatar f tn I have been on Fentanyl Patches for about 3 years. I don't remember the name of the first brand I was on but I had problems with it staying on no matter were I put it. Some time ago when I got new patches they were an new brand, to me, called Advast. . They work very well for me. When I got my last patches they were a different brand called Apotex . I don't know if it is a new Brand but I have never used that brand.
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 f tn I am wondering if anyone on high doses of fentanyl 175mcg for extreme pain has died going cold turkey and this doesn't mean the side effects which are like death so i have read. Or has anyone who used fentanyl for extreme pain committed suicide due to the withdrawal.
1176986 tn?1264917842 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 n tn During the call, I mentioned to the nurse that I had been using a different brand (Sandoz) of fentanyl transdermal patches that seemed to be falling off my skin before the end of their 72 hour effectiveness. I asked if I could bring my unused fentanyl patches in to the office for destruction and then receive a prescription for an equal number of patches, which I would then fill with my preferred (Mylan) brand that has adhered more consistently to my skin.
Avatar m tn He everyone I'm new on here I just switched from fentanyl to methadone and I was wondering which generic was the best, when it came to my fentanyl Duragesic was far and away the best, just trying to get the biggest bang for my buck
767538 tn?1276575320 I know the company who makes these patches has went in with 3M and has developed a special type covering that will keep them on. Call the company as you said and they will send them to you. They may charge you but it is well worth it I hear.
541953 tn?1262586226 Hi, I am no longer on the fentanyl patches, but did have them for a while. I discontinued them because I never got through the tiredness that they made me feel. Usually the body will adjust, but I was falling asleep all day long. your question, try different spots on your body, some areas may work better for them sticking on. I found that they would stay on in the area under my collar bone, or on one side of my arm, but not the other.
Avatar m tn precha here, I've just started using sotalol sandoz , and so far i'm having good results. is anyone else using this med and what results?
Avatar f tn I think I am just beginning to feel my fentanyl patches, it has been 25 hrs. and I am getting a dull headache, which I usually don't get. Is headache a common side effect, if you know. The dr. didn't mention ANY side effects! But this new headache is...well. not usual for me. And I am due to put on the additional 2 patches now! I was supposed to put them all on yesterday, but didn't do it, following my regular drs. advice.