I heard that the MYLAN brand is the best do to the size and adhesive properties. I also heard that the SANDOZ brand is exactly the same as the brand name Duragesic. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
I've been on Duragesic only but I'm also prescribed valum,& there(mylan) diazapam is junk,but I'm also prescribed temazapam & mylan is the best I've found. It's weird with generics. Watson in my opinion makes the best diazapam. Sorry I couldn't help totaly on the fentanyl,but you did say any help,so I figured I'd give you my experiance with mylan.
For me, the Mylan is great! It is very small, and does have the medicine in the adhesive. It stays on very well most of the time. If you hold it for a minute or so after you apply it, it works very well. I am very happy with the results! I don't know about you, but the smaller the better! Heather
I've been using fentanyl patches for several years..from the brand name Duragesic Patch by Janssen... to Sandoz... to Mylan. The original Janssen Patch and the first kind of Sandoz Patches has the fentanyl delivered through a gel. When Mylan came on the market, it had a completely different delivery medium. The sticky side of the patch is opaque and the fentanyl is not clearly seen. The new Sandoz uses the same delivery method. I did better on the gel delivery, but the insurance co decides what I get. Also, if your having problems with either kind of patch not sticking, call the customer service phone # listed on the box or the inserts and they will send, free of charge, adhesive overlays to keep the patch in place. Once you contact them they will send a form to reorder new overlays.
When I told the Mylan rep I wasn't getting as good pain relief with their delivery system, she passed it on to Quality Control. They sent a letter in response saying they do not find any problems with their fentanyl patch.
I was just surprised the csr passed it on..let alone get a response!!
Hope this helps.
I have used the Mylan brand and had issues with them staying on
Used the Watson ones with the gel inside but pharmacy had issues getting them in when i needed them
The BEST with absolutely NO issues is the Aveva made by Teva they are great... dont fall off ever, control the pain better then either mylan or watson
I will never try any other brand again.
The Teva patches are the primary brand carried by Rite Aid
hope this helps
I think Sandoz is the nearest to Duragesic. I had a problem when they switched me from Duragesic, but now I am alright. I don't like that the patches are so thin, they sometimes get twisted. People who used the patches to eat them made the company change the size of the patch and I found it took longer to have a affect. I am in the health care field and I know that if a person is in real pain they will not get addicted to it, only the people who abuse pain medication for their own pleasure hurt the ones who really need the medication for real pain. It is the only medication that kills my pain and I do not abuse any medication, I am grateful we have medication to help all of us who need it from time to time.
I represented Duragesic for years (introduced by Janssen Pharmaceutica in1990). I have now worn Duragesic patches for more than 10 years. The generic offerings for fentanyl transdermal differ substantially from one another. First, the Sandoz generic fentanyl patch is apparently mfg'd within same facility as Duragesic brand, and like Duragesic, each 25mcg/hr multiple contains 4.2mg of fentanyl-permeated-adhesive that covers 10.5cm2 of surface skin area. Watson Laboratories' (Actavis - new company name) fentanyl patches appear to be based on Janssen's original Duragesic formulation as each 25mcg/hr multiple contains 2.5mg of fentanyl gel in a reservoired patch which covers 10cm2 surface skin area. The Mylan brand of generic fentanyl patches are also unique. Each 25mcg/hr multiple contains 2.55mg of fentanyl and covers 6.25cm2 of skin surface area. I hope this info helps.
Fentanyl user for breakthrough leukemia pain. it's pretty noteworthy to state that is you do begin use of the Sandoz brand you will want to make sure to stick with this brand. The amount of the active drug in Sandoz is more than 25% higher than in others, such as Watson. I've known users who have experienced premature withdrawals when switching from Sandoz to another brand. the same people complain that the new brand patch simply does not work as aggressively. So if you get Sandoz make sure your pharmacy is in constant stock of that brand. nothing like sitting through a month of on/off premature withdrawals ontop of chronic pain
At the moment I get Fentanyl Sandoz 100µg/h with whopping amount total of 23.21mg´s fentanyl!!! Worst patch I´v come around was Matrifen 100µg/h with total amount of fent. being "only" 10mg´s and it seemed to deliver the drug poorly and didn´t do much of anything. I´think that gel patches are very rare in scandinavia I havn´t ever even seen one.
I've been on patches for about 6 years and i have tried many brands due to my insurance changing. The absolute best is Mylan! By far... The Mylan patches are very thin and don't leave any residue on my skin, unlike the others. Also, i honestly felt like i got more benefit from the Mylan ones. It's really odd cause they are all supposed to produce the same amount of active medication but this is just been my experience. Sadly, many of my local pharmacies are not allowing me to purchase Mylan (unless i pay cash which is about $600 month) because my current insurance co (CIGNA) is not paying the pharmacies enough money. IN other words, they are losing about $200 per month, just on my prescription for Mylan brand 75 mcg/hr patches. So now i'm having to find pharmacies that are far away, or try to just deal with the other brands. UGGG> it's so frustrating when you find something that works great for you and the insurance companies can always dictate...
So just make sure if you want Mylan that you ask the pharmacy to run your insurance through, to make sure they will cover it etc. Good Luck. OH, sometimes the Mylan patches want to fall off (they all do) but you can contact Mylan and they will send you boxes of these super thin covers that you can put over the patch, for free! They are not sticky whatsoever and have not bothered my skin. The new patches i'm using are irritating my skin and i'm not even wearing the cover for them and when i shower, water gets underneath the patch. So i do not like this other brand i'm on.
Duragesic is not the same as the sandoz or actavis. I do not know when duragesic changed to the glue being the medication, from the gel as in actavis, and sandoz, but that sure waa a disappointment when the doctor changed me to brand specifically to get back on the gel type patch as in the watson/actavist that I was on for years. Hope this helps. P.s. I am looking for a pharmacy that carries the actavis/Watson Brand. Thanks, Desperate
Don't know if anyone is still interested in this topic, I see it was a few years ago. Just started my first trial of fentanyl patch with Avandas? I think the name of manufacturer is... Anyhow, It kept coming off, flipping upside down and I'd find it hours later somewhere else when my pain returned unexpectedly. I called pharmacist... he said Mylan brand is larger but much more adhesive and his pt's like it much better.
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