How can I get help to get the biocluesive dressing?
- 7 Feb 2014 by foraspecialperson
- 1 July 2014
- duragesic, fentanyl, patch, fentanyl patch
I use Fentanyl patch and I am on SSI and I need the Biocluesive dressing and I would like to know if there is a way to get the dressing. When I used Duragesic patches Johnson & Johnson used to give me the dressing to me but since I use Fentanyl Patches I have had to buy my Bioclusive dressing and I just can't afford it so I wanted to know how do I get the Bioclusive at a cheaper rate. Please help!
Have you contacted the company that makes the patches you use, to see if they will provide them like the makers of duragesic do? You don't have to use bioclusive either, there are other brands of the same thing, the cost may be different. OPsite, tegaderm are two of them. Nexcare makes bandaids that are bioclusive. Take a look at them and see if there are any that would work for you.
The other thing is whatever insurance you have might pay for it if the dr orders it.
I no longer am on the Fentanyl patch, but was for many years and know what you are talking about. Now that the patch has adhesive in it they are no longer providing the very expensive Bioclusive. Maybe try a different way. I special ordered an adhesive from my pharmacy. It is on a roll - 4" wide by 30' long and you cut it to the size you need. I would use it for half my patch plus extra for along the sides. Then cut a second strip for the other half of my patch. I was on 125 mcg - a 100 and a 25 patch. This adhesive would last for six months or so and was $13. It's name is Hypafix, made by Smith and Nephew, size 4" x 10 yards. Maybe google it to see if you can look at it somewhere. It really helped me, and completely covered my patch without hurting my skin. It took awhile to learn how to get it to go on smoothly.
My skin is so sensitive that a ripple in the bandage would cause a sore within the 48 hours I had it on, and the only place large enough for my patches was the outside of my arm. So at best I only had 48 hours for a sore to heal! Anyway, I think this might be a much less expensive option for you - give it a shot. Take care! EJ23
Ihad tthe same problem I switch manufacturers of my patch and went to mylan brand. No more problems. I no longer have a problem with the pack staying on.
Any company that produces the "ttransdermal system" will provide free Tegaderm covers.
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