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
Two weeks ago we told you that the 25mcg/hr fentanyl transdermal system patches (also known as Duragesic patches) were being recalled due to a possible cut along one side of the drug reservoir. Now the manufacturer Actavis is recalling the remaining fentanyl patches sold in the U.S. as a precautionary measure because they lack assurance that all patches are free from defects. All of the recalled patches were manufactured by Corium International Inc., a contract manufacturer for Actavis, and sold nationwide in the United States. Please note: Actavis South Atlantic LLC was formerly known as Abrika Pharmaceuticals Inc. The pouches containing the patches may be labeled with an Abrika Pharmaceuticals label, but the outer carton bears the Actavis logo with the following product names: Actavis Fentanyl Transdermal System, 25 mcg/hr. NDC 67767-120-18. Actavis Fentanyl Transdermal System, 50 mcg/hr. NDC 67767-121-18. Actavis Fentanyl Transdermal System, 75 mcg/hr. NDC 67767-122-18. Act...
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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