• LemonsforLemonade LemonsforLemonade
    January 30, 2012
    Fentanyl patch placement
    LemonsforLemonade LemonsforLemonade
    January 30, 2012

    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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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    January 30, 2012
    Cort
    Health Guide
    January 30, 2012

    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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