Pharmacy switches brands on me just about every month. If I could figure out the best brand & one that would stay on, I could have them stay with that brand.
I'm afraid you'd be fighting the whole pharmacy system. They buy from distributors and those distributors decide what brand they buy according to cost to them. Try something like tegaderm or bioclusive over the patch to hold it better. You can get your pharmacist or home care store to get it if they don't have it.
I have used Mylan-The best!
They are also the most expensive. My BCBS insurance copayment is over $300.
I have also used Sandoz and Watson. Watson stays on and it works very well for me. Watson is $34 every month.
If for some reason I experience problems with the patch staying in place I use some medical tape that I buy over the counter.
I cannot physically stand the Sandoz brand. I only used it for a month but it was very weak and seemed more filler than the other brands.
That's my 2 cents. Feel free to message me.
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