Which Fentanyl patch manufacturer is best?

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Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for sharing...

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I always

had to use the tegaderm or opsite clear overlay dressing to hold mine on when I was using them.

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100.00 for Fentanyl patches??

100.00 for Fentanyl patches??  Was this 20 years ago?  They are all above $200.00 for 10, any make any strength. htmom

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Where to get the different brands of patches

I have been using Fantanyl for a few months and it helps a lot with my pain. I have a serious problem with the sticking though as I have very oily skin. I HATE the watson brand and almost every pharmacy around has the watson brand. They fall off within a few hours even if I use Tagaderm. I am using the Mylan brand but also have efficacy problems. They are not nearly as strong. Walmart walgreens and CVS only carries watson. Kroger has Mylan. I found that Meijer has Actavis. They are the gell packs. I don;t care which types they are as long as they stick. The Sandoz patches sound good. Can anyone please share with me what major pharmacy sell what. I cannot use the Durgestic since I have no insurance and they are VERY VERY expensive. I am in Ohio near Cincinnati. If anyone has any ideas or experience please ket me know. Please chime in where di you fill you. Thank you in advance.

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which fentanyl patch manufactor works best

Hi,  I have been on the fentanyl patch for 3 years and have found for me the Watson brand is best.   The mylan just didn't work long enough and I was using my break thru pills sooner Norco 5/325.  I thought the mylan would be better due to its ease of being small size but found out size does not matter!  Walgreens ordered the Watson in for me as they didn't really stock alot of it and sometimes had to give me a mixed lot of 7 watson and 3 mylan.  Watson lasts longer than mylan.  Walgreens now keeps it stocked for me.  I use the waterproof  bandaid brand, it is the exact size of the patch, stays on thru all showers and being in Florida the heat and sweat would make them fall off so it really helps there too.  Sticks so well I have to peel it off.  Sometimes but not always I might get a tiny rash in one area, but worth it to me.  I too clean the area with cotton ball with alcohol and always after I take a shower and have clean skin.  Biggest loss for me on the patch is I can no longer lay out in the sun like I used to due to the heat making the patch release more gel.  Sometimes I will lay out on my 3rd day as know the patch is already running low on gel and I will be changing it that night.   Its not perfect, I still have breakthru pain, only not as often as the mylan patch.  Have a great weekend all and may we all be pain free someday! Cool 

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reservoir patches

Does anyone know if any of the manufacturers are still producing the gel-reservoir patches? From the earlier comments in this thread, it sounds as though Watson might be the last holdout. I ended up with Sandoz adhesive/matrix style patches today without a word of warning from my pharmacist. I was quite frustrated, because I had an extremely bad, painful experience with the Mylan brand a few years ago and have gone out of my way to have my pharmacist get generic reservoir patches (by special-order each month) ever since then. The Mylan patches simply didn't work properly for me. I barely made it through 48 hours with anything approaching adequate pain control.

I devoutly hope the intervening years have seen substantial improvements in the adhesive/matrix style patches. I'm now stuck with a month's supply of the Sandoz non-gel patches and I'm really scared I'll run into the same issues I had with the Mylan patches. I understand that the gel-reservoir patches are somewhat more prone to abuse, but why do law-abiding patients have to pay for the actions of those who aren't so responsible?

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Watson is the last... it is

Watson is the last... it is what I use as well and I had the same experience with Mylan

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Swelling of feet and legs

  Hello everyone , finally found a wewbsite for feed back on meds by patients like  me Smile

I have been using Fentanyl Patches on and off for the last 7 years. This time around I noticed that my feet and lower legs are swelling, has anyone ever experienced this before? As for what patches are better, I myself use to think the Janssen were best before the change to the square tab of tape.  ( Mylan type). I am currently using them and my pain level has more than doubled. Going back to Sandoz or Watson. Thanks, have a great day everyone.

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Welcome to Pharmer!To answer

Welcome to Pharmer!Laughing

To answer your question, I have never experienced swelling because of the patch. There was a period in which my pain was so out of control (I was taking OxyContin & Dilaudid) that I could not sleep for 3 days and sat in a chair watching TV inbetween crying/screaming. My feet and legs swelled up from being in the sitting position too long. Sometimes even a long car ride can cause swelling.

", I myself use to think the Janssen were best before the change to the square tab of tape.  ( Mylan type). I am currently using them and my pain level has more than doubled. Going back to Sandoz or Watson. Thanks, have a great day everyone."

I currently use Watson with EXCELLENT results! The only problem being some irritation along the edges of the patch. Now I may just be slow tonight but I dont understand which patch you like, dont like, is worst etc.

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"I dont understand which patch you like, dont like, is worst etc."

 

It sounds to me like Dakota3542 likes Sandoz and Watson, Mr Brandman, and does not like Mylan and maybe Janssen, too.