locate it..worried my 5 year old may step on it..does it dry out in 72 hours if unattached to skin?
I suggest you find that patch and don't quit looking for it! It's not only a danger to your five year old, but to anyone or any animals that may come in contact with it! A patient must have been on narcotic pain medication for several years before taking Fentanyl or they are not even qualified to use it because it will cause death! I don't mean to scare you, but it is very important that no one comes in contact with the patch.
Transmodermal patches do not dry out. Body heat (or heat sources) activates the medication to start absorbing into the skin. No body heat means that it won't be released. I really hope you find the patch!
Medical tape can be used to hold the patches on. Make sure you are puting it on the trunk of your body.
I had lost a patch once too..they easily fall off from intense sweating which the patch causes. I have two kids and pets. It took my husband and I two hours to find it stuck right about where I was! It had fallen off while I was sleeping and stuck to the couch. Also, check blankets carefully or even the back of clothing that could have been covering the patch. Check sheets and if showered, check the bathtub. I know those clear suckers are hard to find!
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