I heard that the MYLAN brand is the best do to the size and adhesive properties. I also heard that the SANDOZ brand is exactly the same as the brand name Duragesic. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
9 Sep 2011
I think Sandoz is the nearest to Duragesic. I had a problem when they switched me from Duragesic, but now I am alright. I don't like that the patches are so thin, they sometimes get twisted. People who used the patches to eat them made the company change the size of the patch and I found it took longer to have a affect. I am in the health care field and I know that if a person is in real pain they will not get addicted to it, only the people who abuse pain medication for their own pleasure hurt the ones who really need the medication for real pain. It is the only medication that kills my pain and I do not abuse any medication, I am grateful we have medication to help all of us who need it from time to time.
19 Dec 2009
I've been on Duragesic only but I'm also prescribed valum,& there(mylan) diazapam is junk,but I'm also prescribed temazapam & mylan is the best I've found. It's weird with generics. Watson in my opinion makes the best diazapam. Sorry I couldn't help totaly on the fentanyl,but you did say any help,so I figured I'd give you my experiance with mylan.
31 Jan 2013
I represented Duragesic for years (introduced by Janssen Pharmaceutica in1990). I have now worn Duragesic patches for more than 10 years. The generic offerings for fentanyl transdermal differ substantially from one another. First, the Sandoz generic fentanyl patch is apparently mfg'd within same facility as Duragesic brand, and like Duragesic, each 25mcg/hr multiple contains 4.2mg of fentanyl-permeated-adhesive that covers 10.5cm2 of surface skin area. Watson Laboratories' (Actavis - new company name) fentanyl patches appear to be based on Janssen's original Duragesic formulation as each 25mcg/hr multiple contains 2.5mg of fentanyl gel in a reservoired patch which covers 10cm2 surface skin area. The Mylan brand of generic fentanyl patches are also unique. Each 25mcg/hr multiple contains 2.55mg of fentanyl and covers 6.25cm2 of skin surface area. I hope this info helps.
25 May 2010
For me, the Mylan is great! It is very small, and does have the medicine in the adhesive. It stays on very well most of the time. If you hold it for a minute or so after you apply it, it works very well. I am very happy with the results! I don't know about you, but the smaller the better! Heather
15 Jul 2013
Fentanyl user for breakthrough leukemia pain. it's pretty noteworthy to state that is you do begin use of the Sandoz brand you will want to make sure to stick with this brand. The amount of the active drug in Sandoz is more than 25% higher than in others, such as Watson. I've known users who have experienced premature withdrawals when switching from Sandoz to another brand. the same people complain that the new brand patch simply does not work as aggressively. So if you get Sandoz make sure your pharmacy is in constant stock of that brand. nothing like sitting through a month of on/off premature withdrawals ontop of chronic pain
17 Jun 2010
I've been using fentanyl patches for several years..from the brand name Duragesic Patch by Janssen... to Sandoz... to Mylan. The original Janssen Patch and the first kind of Sandoz Patches has the fentanyl delivered through a gel. When Mylan came on the market, it had a completely different delivery medium. The sticky side of the patch is opaque and the fentanyl is not clearly seen. The new Sandoz uses the same delivery method. I did better on the gel delivery, but the insurance co decides what I get. Also, if your having problems with either kind of patch not sticking, call the customer service phone # listed on the box or the inserts and they will send, free of charge, adhesive overlays to keep the patch in place. Once you contact them they will send a form to reorder new overlays.
When I told the Mylan rep I wasn't getting as good pain relief with their delivery system, she passed it on to Quality Control. They sent a letter in response saying they do not find any problems with their fentanyl patch.
I was just surprised the csr passed it on..let alone get a response!!
Hope this helps.
20 Aug 2013
At the moment I get Fentanyl Sandoz 100µg/h with whopping amount total of 23.21mg´s fentanyl!!! Worst patch I´v come around was Matrifen 100µg/h with total amount of fent. being "only" 10mg´s and it seemed to deliver the drug poorly and didn´t do much of anything. I´think that gel patches are very rare in scandinavia I havn´t ever even seen one.
15 Aug 2010
I have used the Mylan brand and had issues with them staying on
Used the Watson ones with the gel inside but pharmacy had issues getting them in when i needed them
The BEST with absolutely NO issues is the Aveva made by Teva they are great... dont fall off ever, control the pain better then either mylan or watson
I will never try any other brand again.
The Teva patches are the primary brand carried by Rite Aid
hope this helps
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