I have had my first patch on for about 56 hours now and have not noticed a change in my pain. How long does it usually take to start working and also does water effect it at all. My doctor just put me on the 5mcg/hour patch.
Jennifer; Normal this patch should start to work during the first patch, I don't understand what you mean about water affecting it, Do you mean taking a shower? you do want to keep it dry. you can try to cover and tape it with something use some saran wrap but they have a very good patch that is made for this at the pharmacy ask the pharmacist and also ask again about you not getting any relief yet. And remember each patch must be placed in a different spot. also please read the directions on how you clean the area and pat it dry prior to putting on a new patch. They have a very good directions on the box and folder and dispose of it right if you have any kids or pets it still has some medication enough to od a dog or cat or child when you fold it up and throw it away so look at those directions very good, please.
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