... then wait 72 hours before reapplying a new one. The thought of them scare me, so the less I wear one, the better. Need it though for significant, chronic pain. Thanks for your answer
That isn't how the fentanyl patch is to be used. If you are scared then you need to let your doctor know so she/he can put you on another pain medication. There are plenty of strong pain medications for chronic pain. Also if you do decide to use it the correct way and decide not to always use it as directed you risk suffering from opiate withdrawal if you have been on the medication for any length of time say for more than a few months. Opiate withdrawal is extremely painful and very unnecessary.
- Fentanyl Information for Consumers
- Fentanyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fentanyl (detailed)
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