What happens to Fent Patch when kept over 77 degree max for over 7 to 14 days?Can still use?Show Dr,Phermacist?Get rid of?Will insure pay replace maybe? BIGGEST CONCERN WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH AS THEY ARE NOT LOOKING OR FEELING LIKE THEY DID!
Dear Whine - I am on the patch, too. I know MY insurance will not cover any extra, they all think it is a ruse to get more than we are supposed to. You would be surprised at all the excuses people use for getting more, because they have used more than prescribed and are "short for the month".
The patch looking different or acting different is a separate issue. IF the dose you are at is not working for you, need to talk to prescribing doctor. Several people on this site have recently mentioned a change in their patch, your pharmacist may be using a different manufacturer, What happened to make then be in such a hot place for so long? They only chance you have of getting other patches is to physically hand over the unused patches to pain doc, then he MIGHT write for more. Word of mouth is not good enough as pain docs have seen it all and require so much just to stay in their service Wishing you the best...
Run this past your pharmacist. If you don't have air conditioning then buy a small ice chest and put it in there. Or in the door of the refrigerator in a compartment that has a door or Wrap it up so it does not get too warm or too cold. The idea is to insulate it from temp changes. Never leave it in a bag when traveling that does not go with you. Never leave it in a car. Things happen. The pharmacist will have ideas as well.
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