Fentanyl Patch Falling Off

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jerry Says:


my patch keeps coming off prematurely. can you recommend a solution?



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Lynne Says:

You can buy Tegaderm at Walgreen's, it's an occlusive dressing and apply it over the patch and as long as you don't have adhesive allergies it should hold through showers, etc. until the next patch is needed. Sometimes happens, may ask doctor about changing brands, some do better than others, good luck.

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Judy Says:

I had the same problem.Went to Walgreen's and purchased Nexcare (I believe that's the brand). It is a clear sticky cover which works keeping the patch on! Went swimming, showering & used the jacuzzi. At times it was difficult getting them off. Good luck. Judy

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Verwon Says:

The other posters are correct, sometimes something else is required to help keep them on, such as another adhesive product, or waterproof medical tape.

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Lilred4 Says:

I too used the waterproof patch called tegaderm . They have ones for those that are allergic to latex free like myself. Stays on in water until you take it off. My insurance actually covered in from a company that I would just call them and they sent, Just needed a script that I was wearing the fentanyl patch. No longer on fentanyl. Weaned self off patch with no real withdrawal . Took from May till middle of July to stop completely, thank acupuncture for this, still going twice a week was going three until two weeks ago. Pain really isn't much worse after being on it over 9 years. Happy off the drugs

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peter Says:

as with most things, different makers have slight differences in quality, in my opinion, having tried at least 4 different brands of fentanyl I have to say that "Ratio" is the best of them. it is clear plastic and sticks real well to skin.

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Jocelyne Says:

I would like to know if, ratio-Fentanyl 100 mcg/hr, is better to take than 4 oxycocet a day and 1 oxycontin 40 mg. 3 times a day??. I know that the oxycocet and oxycontin could damage your liver, but what about the Fentanyl??

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Diane Weinberg Says:

I HAVE BEEN ON ALL MG'S OF FENTALYL. now am on 100mg's. have trouble keeping it on also. Finally tried my right side of chest.. Had it on my back my ankle and arms, never stayed on, even used small amounts of duck tape, but the looked stupid. So far it is holdig.
My legs are restlles and cramping a lot.


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Lilred4 Says:

Hi there,,Try a Tegaderm Cover..it is waterproof goes over your patch and can get in a drug store,cvs I know carries them.. I was lucky my health plan pays for them , they can get expensive..it's made from 3M.. Thou maybe other companies make it.. They have latex free also if u need cause of allergy

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Peter Says:

in my opinion wearing a fentanyl patch is far more preferable from from a health standpoint than taking even one tablet a day, not as damaging to the kidneys or stomach lining, my Dr. also indicated this to be his opinion also, as for myself I have certainly noticed a difference in less urinary problems, as in retention and stream strength.

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Isabelle Says:

For a cheap solution, try putting a really sticky plaster over the top. The fabric ones tend to the longest lasting in my experience.

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Debi Says:

Since the medication is in the adhesive and the Mylan patch becomes dry and falls off, how is i possible for the medication to be absorbed into the skin? I have been using IV site dressings to keep the patches on but have had increased pain since using this manufacturer's patch.

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georgie Says:
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Try hyofix of mifix it is non occlusive white non allergic adhesive used in dressings the patch needs to breath or it will heat up ask your pharmcist.if the patch heats up your dose is wrong. It comes in a roll.
After shower just pat with towel.make sure your skin is dry before you apply patch.


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Juls Says:

I live in small town so I had to find tegraderm at a nursing supply place, the box of 4, 4X4" works well for the 75mcg. I, too, have her sensitive skin, change patch every 48 hrs, using the tegraderm covering each time. I have no problems with my skin using these coverings. In fact one of the uses are to cover wounds while healing. They are easy to remove also if you use the methods explained on the box. They are one of two dressing s approved in the fentanyl info...Although they are pricey, def. worth it.

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georgie Says:
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Hi, yes as a senior nursing officer these people have good advice. Mefix or hyperfix is a good dressing cotton. The patch must NOT BE OCCLUDED. It has to breath. Heat affects the dose. Do not use a plastic dressing. The patch is waterproof. Ensure your skin is clean, dry, and oil free. Use a different site each time. All the best, kind regards - G

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timster Says:

I hve been on all types of pain patches! I will try again, to help everyone who uses the patch. CALL THE NUMBER ON THE BOX!!!!!! The companies know of this problem, they will provide for FREE!!!!!! a overlay that goes over the patch!!! I hve never had a company tell me NO, in fact almost all of the time it was received in 24hrs. Why no one comes right out to let you know this, I can't say. Again, if you want to waste your money it must b nice that you can afford it. FREE, FREE, FREE, if you follow my advice!!!!!!!!

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kim Says:
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Yes. Request the MYLAN Brand. They don't come off. I've using them over 10 yrs

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Chronic pain sufferer Says:
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Use cotton balls and scrub the skin with rubbing alcohol before putting on the patch. This always has worked for me.

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cmstacy Says:
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We were taught in Nursing school to never use tegaderm to cover Fentanyl patches due to holding in heat and causing more of the medicine to be released instead of the normal release time. I understand you have to use extra measures to make the patches stick. Had same problem when I used the patches myself. Just a thought....not trying to stir up anything.

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Chris Says:
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You can get Tegaderm. Just know that if you have sensitive skin or get irritated feeling your shirts tags, etc, touching your skin you’re going to hate this. I have a spinal cord injury and nerve damage in my cervical spine that's caused thyroid issues and I sweat a lot as a result. So mine kept falling off. Tegaderm was okay but after about 8 hours of sweat building behind the Tegaderm my skin felt nasty and itched like a cast does for the same reason. Sweat. And I would pick it off in my sleep. Not only does it get really wet from sweat but the patches adhesive gets watered down with my sweat and falls off inside the Tegaderm if it's not completely tight and in a spot that doesn't have the skin moving a lot. So. Not many places to put it. I called Mylan and got the sleeves to put over it that they will mail out for free as long as your pharmacy gave you Mylan brand. Just call Mylan labs and ask and they will ask for the NDC# and Lot# on your box. I don't know is any other manufacturers do this for it.

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aaron Says:

I have used everything from duct tape to postal tape to keep the patches on...but they keep falling off...I do not sweat....I clear the area and apply the patch but...off it falls in a day or so....talked to the pharmacist who looked surprised when I showed her the sores on my skin from the various tapes.... called the mfgr. who sent us 10 overlay patches....but these were minimally effective.....for the price the mfgr. charges, you would think that the patch would stay on!...we have a pet dog who lives indoors...if this little one finds a patch, eats it and becomes sick and/or dies....guess what ? Legal case......perhaps we just need to contact the FDA, a congressperson or two (it is election time here) and a good lawyer....

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