... the 50 mcg fentanyl patch,however, this one just looks like a tan sticker and no medicine is visible,just flat and sticky. Can someone please explain this? and have you found it to work as well or better than the 25mcg wth the visible gel. I have had the higher dose on now for 12 hrs. and havent noticed any difference and I am suffering in alot of pain. please help!
It is probably a different brand. I know the Duragesic brand name has the gel inside but many of the generics dont. The ones that dont have the gel have the medicine embedded in the adhesive. In 12 hours you wont feel a difference yet. It may take a couple of patches before your blood levels get up to the new dose's level. Just try to hang in there or call your Dr and ask about a medicine for breakthrough pain until you get the blood levels up to where they should be.
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