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!!
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
How long does it take for the fentanyl patch to start working and if 2 corners are not sticking wel?
Posted 5 Nov 2009 • 1 answer
Posted 31 Jul 2013 • 2 answers
Posted 13 Aug 2014 • 1 answer
AATN: Mylan Fentanyl patch users... If your having a hard time getting your fentanyl patch to stick?
Posted 16 Aug 2014 • 6 answers
Posted 5 Nov 2014 • 2 answers