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Monday, January 30, 2012 LemonsforLemonade, Community Member, asks

Q: Fentanyl patch placement

I have had a severe discoloration on my torso due to placing the membrane type patches in the same area over and over. I now use Mylan, however does anyone have any suggestion(s) of other places to place them, preferbly somewhere discrete just incase I encounter the same issue in the future?

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1/30/12 7:48pm

My understanding is that the best place to these patches is in an area where there is as little fat as possible - generally on the upper back or chest.  Have you tried on the upper back/shoulder blade area? 


That said I saw a post from a nurse which said there is no specific location they need to go. You might want to check with your doctor as to the best alternate location for the patch. 

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By LemonsforLemonade, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/31/12, First Published: 01/30/12