Duragesic (fentanyl) Pain Patch
- 15 Jul 2004 by shacmasta
Hi, i was just wondering when using the duragesic pain patch what part of the body should it be placed on for best results, i've heard the upper arm (deltoid area) & chest area but are those the best spots for the patch?
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to answer my question it's greatly appriciated.
16 Jul 2004
If the first link doesn't work, use this link:
Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see the application instructions.
The "doctor's link" (in my first post) worked fine for me everytime I tried it until about noon. Then it worked again later. And now it's not working. But you should be able to get to the "consumer's link."
If all else fails, just use www.duragesic.com
22 May 2010
I was told by the pharmacist to put the patch yes, under the arm or someplace near the heart- however, since my connective tissue disorder makes me prone to skin sensitivity I had a bad time with itching, rash and sometimes bleeding. My doctor told me that it's better to put it on skin that isn't so sensitive and that it needing to be near the heart is a fallacy- I now use it on my mid-back and have no more problems with it. I find it helpful to clean the area with rubbing alchohol first, making sure it's completely dry and then pressing the patch for about 60 seconds with a warm hand to ensure I get good adhesion.
Best of luck!
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