I have to constantly reapply with more tape. When they fall off every hour or so they roll up, are ruined then need to be thrown out. I was instructed by my physician to try a different brand without the jell. I would like to hear any feedback on this problem and find out if others have this issue.
I checked some reviews from other people using this patch and no one had this problem. I think you have a faulty lot # that's lacking the adhesive it's supposed to have. I'd call the pharmacy and tell them your problem and ask (require) that they substitute ones that work for the ones you have left. Be prepared to come in and show and give them your unused patches. If that doesn't work, use some of the 3-4 inch wide bandage material that sticks to itself (once around your arm or wherever) or sports tape (much cheaper and much too stickier) to secure the patch. You have to find a substitute for the adhesive that's dysfunctional on the patch.
Here's a link to the reviews from other people who've used this patch. You never know what might be useful in these reviews:
I have had 3 come off in 5 years. Follow the instructions on the product leaflet to the letter.
The application site needs to be CLEAN: wash the site with hot water on the corner of a clean towel and give it a firm wash; then dry and repeat with a new part of the towel. Your skin has to be perfectly dry to the touch; apply patch within 1-2 minutes on the prepared site. Smooth it down pressing slightly to make sure there is good contact and then cover the patch with a warm hand and press lightly for 30 seconds.
I was only talking to my pain doctor the other day who was quizzing me about applying patches as he wanted to determine what was acceptable loss in patches amongst other patients as they are increasingly being diverted to drug addicts.
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