My question is I'm on fentanyl patch, say I put one on Monday at 7:00pm. When should I change it? Wednesday at 7:00pm? I got confused because I would go Monday to Tuesday 24 hours Tuesday to Wednesday 48 hours then I would put a new one on Thursday morning. So now I think I was going to long. So again am I right now? Put one on Monday at 7:00pm then 48 hours would be I change it on Wednesday at 7:00pm right? Thank you.
Yes, your original thinking was correct. If you put one on Monday at 7:00 PM, you would take it off and put on a new patch on Wednesday at 7:00 PM, because:
Monday to Tuesday is 24 hours and
Tuesday to Wednesday is 24 hours... for a total of 48 hours
If you wait until Thursday morning, you are waiting 72 hours, not 48. That would be a NOTICEABLE change in your pain control!!! I hope this helps to confirm what you already knew. :0)
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