I have been on Fenton all patches for quite some time for many years and I have used Watson and all of a sudden my pharmacy stopped carrying them and all pharmacies not stopped carrying them my pharmacy orders the watson brand and stocks them now they have Mylan and idk what to do? why did they stop carrying my watson brand?? Or the resvior types?? iv tried Mylan and sandox and I don't work the same for me anybody know of another kind that works better or you know of A patch that go delivery system is better I have such chronic pain I'm broke my back when I was 18 migraines and I have had three hip surgeries this year and it's all the way down my femur I am at open wound that you can fit a fist into him I've been in chronic pain since I've been 10 in on the patches for a couple years now and I can't believe they stop making Watson reservoir kind please help anyone if you know anything and if you use a new kind of patch and it doesn't work can you bring it back to the pharmacy?
MissMeggie23; From what i see on the F.D.A. website the watson are still being made and avalible You can try and have your pharmacy order watson brand only or call around and see who has some watson brand in stock. Many reasons that they change brands Big stores sometimes get better deals on some brands and tell the wholesaler to only ship that company to there pharmacy.Let them now and see if they well order it for you.And if they won't then call around to other pharmacy to see if they have watson brand in stock..Good luck.
I've been a fan of the Janssen Durogesic brand. Watson would have to be the next best in my experience. Sadly you can't break the seal on medication and get credit for the unused portion. Once the seal has been broken and you return it to the pharmacy as unwanted they have to dispose of the entire package by law (or so I believe). The only time this would not apply is a product recall.
I'm not sure if you are still looking for a reservoir type patch, but Actavis does still make them. I myself do not care for the reservoir patches, but having just switched from name brand Duragesic (a matrixed patch) to generics, Actavis was the only brand my current pharmacy can get at my dose. I hope you are doing better, and found a brand that works for you, but if not, I suggest Actavis. They really work great for the pain, they are clear, so you can see the medication inside, and seem to deliver the fentanyl pretty evenly.
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