Would this decrease the strength of my 75mcg patch ? Can water possibly get in there ? Also I'm finding the second and third day of strength is nothing like the first day, would this mean my body is absorbing it quicker or do I need to go up a dose, my doctor thinks I will need to go up a dose at some stage and has given me a script for the 100mcg, just not sure. What do you think.
Dear Diga01 - I, too, am on the Mylan brand of Duresgesic (Fentanyl) I am at 100mcg every 48 hours now. I don't have much trouble with my patch sticking during showers or bathes. I have found the application makes a big difference in the life of each patch. A little warmth immediately after applting helps seal the edges. I put a warm cloth or papertowel from microwave on mine and hold it there tlll the warmth goes away and they seem to stay put pretty good. Also, I was told yrs ago by a nurse that puting them on a muscle that doesn't move helps with absorpbtion. I got so used to using my upper arm that it was leaving a red spot. I read on this site that putting on the inside of upper thigh was a good place and I tried it. Its great!! No "wrinkling" if applied while standing, is not noticable, tho we have nothing to hide. We are all different - my "sweet spots" are after 12 hrs or so and down from there. I'd definitely give the 100's a try if the 75's aren't holding you. Good luck, be well as can be. Let me know if I can help in any way!!
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