Anyone know of a few brands other than Actavis, Love this brand but my Pharmacy can't get it for a while & the matrix style patch has too much glue on it I am allergic to so I have to use the gel kind ?!
Fentanyl - Gel patch names for 100mcg?
- 8 Feb 2018 by ibames
- 30 July 2018 (16 days ago)
- allergic reactions, fentanyl, pharmacy, patch, brand, actavis, gel
Greetings. My pharmacy special orders a gel patch for me from PAR pharmaceuticals, as I have issues with the adhesives also. The performance IMHO is superior, but requires a tegaderm overlay to adhere well. The patches are large though, and a tegaderm roll will be required to properly cover. The tegaderm is quite expensive, but the patches are very affordable.
I have the same issues with the matrix style and also usually use the Actavis brand. They were recalled 1/28/18 and no idea when they will be back, if anyone knows please respond.
To answer your question Mayne Pharmacuticles, which is the brand that now carries the Par patches, is a gel reservoir kind. I got that this last script and they have been making me feel sick with a metallic taste in my mouth. I will be researching this week since my next script is almost ready to be filled and I don’t want to use the Mayne/Par brand again so I’ll respond again if I find another brand.
Wish Actavis was available
Does anyone know of any other brands that have the reservoir gel? And Watson is Actavis and Mayne is Par, so other then those
Thank you for putting the original question up and for anyone else’s help with our question
I have been using various strengths of Fentanyl patch for about 16 years. I had reaction to adhesive. My outstanding Pain Management Physician in Houston Texas recommended I spray Flonase nasal spray on the site I was going to put patch on. Use one or two sprays, depending on the size of your patch, and let the spray completely dry. Then put your patch on. This doctor thought “out of the “ box to help her patients. She took a large group of her patients who had reactions to adhesive and had us try various over the counter nasal sprays. The OTC didn’t stop the adhesive irritation. Then we tried Flonase, which was by prescription only at that time, and 95% of patients didn’t have irritation to patch adhesive. I personally found my skin needed to be freshly cleaned before using Flonase.
If you aren’t familiar with Flonase it is an allergy medication which can now be bought over the counter. Flonase is a bit pricey, however, it last me several months. I about 2 1/2 bottles per year.
I have only used the original Duragesic, I think made by Pharma, Watson brand and Mylan brand. I like Watson best, however, in February my local Walgreens,in Florida, said there was a recall on Watson and I had to settle on Mylan. I was pleasantly surprised at my pain relief. Twice, a few years ago, I received Mylan through mail order prescription and I had NO pain relief.
My Pain Management Physician in Florida told me about two thirds of his patients prefer Watson over Mylan. I have a prescription to fill this week and have no idea if I will get Watson or Mylan.
As Far as I know the Par brand is the only other brand that makes the gel Pac I have been on the patches over 20 years I have done a bit of research the Actavis brand is gone forever I called the manufacturer and they said they are not making it anymore and I'm afraid it's going to be the same with the Par brand even the brand name Duragesic are not gel pacs anymore I'm like the rest of you thr glue one's just don't work I will end up in the hospital soon
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