FROM OUR EXPERTS
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
Generic Name: FENTANYL TABLET - BUCCAL Pronounced: (FEN-tuh-nill) Fentanyl Citrate Bucl Uses
This medication is used to help relieve sudden
(breakthrough) cancer pain in people who are regularly taking moderate to large
amounts of narcotic pain medication. Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs known
as narcotic (opiate) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body
feels and responds to pain.
This medication should not be used to relieve mild or
short-term pain (such as due to headache/migraine, dental procedures,
How To Use Fentanyl Citrate Bucl
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using fentanyl and each time you get a refill. Learn all usage
and disposal instructions. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or
Use fentanyl buccal films as directed by your doctor.
Before using, rinse your mouth with water or use your tongue to wet the inside
of your che...
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
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.