I have been put on the fentayl patch 25 every three days and i am getting closer to the third day and have found no relief. I called my pain mgmt doctor and I was told that it make take up to a week for it to work. anyone else have this kind of problem? is a week normal for a TD patch to work?
Hi elle, Yes, you should have felt some relief by now. It does not take a full week to feel the effects of the patch. Depending on what meds you took prior to the patch, the 25mcg may not be strong enough to control your pain. If you care to disclose what meds and strength you took prior to the patch, there's a conversion chart that will indicate what strength patch should be prescribed.
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