I am sure some of you saw my posts on switching from Oxycodone to Fentanyl patches these last couple weeks. Besides the fact that I can't seem to get them prior authorized for the ammount I need to keep out of pain I also can't get them to stay on.
I have tried the mylan brand only. Heard it was the best but????? Put them on my back, wrist, hip, nothing is sticking longer than a day. I have covered them with tagaderm and they fell off, tape bubbled, I am at a loss.
I had one fall off today that I need to stay on until tomorrow at least and I just put it on a new spot and taped it. Will it still work at all?????
I was on fentanyl patches for 2 years. Yes it will work if it falls off.
I know it can be a challenge keeping these patches on especially if/when you get sweaty. I found the place which worked best for me was my abdomin. I used the paper type surgical tape and believe it or not it worked quite well. I had to check it before and after showers but it generally did fine.
I hope this helps. I know it sounds like this couldn't work but it did for me.
They may be easing you up on the fentanyl that's what they did with me.
I have been on the patches for 2 yrs and that has happened to me a few times, but mostly in the beginning. I put them on my upper back and they seem to stay there at least for me. In the very long instructions in the box there is a specifis tape they recommend to use if they do fall off.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.