Due to severe nerve and back pain, for 9 years I have been taking 4 to 5 tablets a day of Hydrocodone/APAP 7.5mg/750mg. My doctor recently prescribed fentanyl patches and we have worked up to a 75mcg patch plus a 50mcg patch where she feels I will stay.
I'm not sure but I don't think so. I was going to suggest using a 100 and a 25 patches. But you are already using 2 patches. I guess you want to be able to use just 1 patch. If you do a google search for Fentanyl patch you will probably find something that lists all the various strengths it comes in. Or ask your pharmacist.
Just out of curiosity, what's wrong with wearing to 2 patches?
Dear sparky1075. I don't think there is a 125 patch. I could be wrong, but don't think so. I think you have to use two patches. One 100 patch and one 25 patch. Or the 75 and 50 like you're doing. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you. Ruth
Sorry folks, there is no such thing yet, the solution is to wear a 100 and a 25 patch (mcg). 2 patches for now. To remove the gunk created by these patches is rose glycerin oil. If thats the issue. maybe soon there will be a 125 mcg patch. Cross your fingers!
Oxycodone works a lot better with fentanyl than hydrocodone, I was using a 75mcg patch every 48 hrs and hydrocodone for breakthrough pain for quite a while. When I was switched to oxycodone I can now use my fentanyl patch for 72 hours.
No to your question they make them in 100,75,50,25 you just have to add to you patch unfortunately ,I've been on them for 10 years and the best breakthrough pain meds are Dilaudid hydromorphone I've tried them all I hope this helps you
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