While fentanyl patches can be very effective for relieving chronic pain, sometimes keeping them from falling off presents quite a challenge. Since how to keep these patches on is a question that comes up here repeatedly, I've done some research and compiled what seems to be the best recommendations from other patients who have grappled with this issue. The patch manufacturers recommend that you clean the area with water, let it dry, then apply the patch. Unfortunately, that doesn't work for everyone. The location of the patch, natural skin oils, perspiration and body hair are all factors that may contribute to your patch not sticking well. The first thing to try is to make sure when you first put the patch on, you apply firm pressure for at least one full minute so the adhesive has a chance to warm up and establish a good bond with your skin. If you're doing that and your patches are still not sticking, what else can you do? Brand Name Duragesic Patch Users
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced Tuesday that one lot of 100 mcg/hr Fentanyl Transdermal System patches sold in the U.S. is being voluntarily recalled from wholesalers and pharmacies. The recalled patches are from Lot Number 145287A, have expiration dates of February 2011 and were manufactured by Watson Laboratories, Inc. and distributed by Watson Pharma, Inc. The affected lot of Fentanyl Transdermal System patches was shipped to customers between April 2, 2009 and May 20, 2009. No other strengths or lots were affected and the Company does not anticipate any product shortages as a result of this recall. The Company has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the recall. A small number of patches leaking fentanyl gel have been detected in this lot, potentially exposing patients or caregivers directly to fentanyl gel. Fentanyl patches that are leaking should not be used. No serious injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled lot. However, exposure to...
Generic Name: FENTANYL SPRAY - NASAL Pronounced: (FEN-ta-nil) Fentanyl Citrate Nasl Precautions
Before taking fentanyl, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor,
breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD)
mental/mood disorders (such as confusion,
personal or family history of regular use/abuse of
stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation,
diarrhea due to infection, paralytic ileus)
difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged
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