I suffer from 2 herniated discs in lower back and nerve pain and was prescribed by my PM doc fentanyl 25 patches and Norco 10/325 for BT. I am currently out of town and will not return until Monday, and just realized that my patch fell off as I was sleeping last night. It is my last patch that I have with me and the last patch until I see my doc on Tuesday. Is there anyway I can tape the patch back on until I get home? I do have an emergency patch at home, but like I said, I am out of town. I can take the norco, but hate the way it makes me feel sometimes. I have a lot of walking ahead of me today and tomrw and need to be pain free! Will taping the patch back on work? It's only been about 6 to 8 hrs, but the patch is already dry and won't stick (which is why I'm using the tape). Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
You can try it, but it has to adhere to your skin to work. So if it won't do that, it won't be much help.
Yes Amy this used to happen to me too even after cleaning the spot then applying the patch which are for 3 days if it was me i had good luck with 3m microphore tape at any store and does not tear up your skin maybe to be safe put it in different spot clean with alcohol so the tape sticks well put a big x first on the patch with the tape then tape that and the foil all around the patch get into a habit of just pushing on it so the tape does not life i would use the 1" tape... also i hope they told you each time you put a new one on rotate the patch every time you have to put a new one on which is normally every 3 days..And everytime you have a chance check your patch more so if the pain is worse believe it or not even if the foil of the patch lifts up in a corner you can start to feel pain..so tape it down even then hope this helps..
chuck1957 medically retired pharm.Tech..hope this works for you..cw
You can try but you'll risk irritation from the tape, which needs to be medical grade waterproof. Try it.
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