Also I'm hearing the best place to apply the patch was stomach or thigh, now I'm reading chest or back, another doctor says arm. What's up with the location debate on where to apply it?
15 Nov 2010
Yes you can use a heating pad on any place on your body that does not have the patch on it. As far as where to place your patch you have to place it somewhere above your waist, prefferably somewhere that has as little fat as possible as fentanyl is absorbed through the muscle. I have been on fentanyl for quite a while and placing on it your arm works well but placing it on your stomach isn't reccommended. If you place it on your arm I would suggest placing it on your upper arm as near to your shoulder as possible. I also use tegaderm clear patches to keep the patch in place so sweat and water does not get under it. These are available at any pharmacy or retail store. I have noticed that I tend to not lose patches that way because of them lifting. Hope this helped. Good Luck.
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1 answer • 4 Aug 2010
Your days are now getting better! I am going to tell you what to use to keep your fentanyl patch on?
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