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Posted By : ZombieGirl74 - 2/2/2014 8:31 PM
I have read a few posts on this forum and I am not sure if this has been posted yet since I am new here but for anyone that is on the Fentanyl Patches by Mylan instead of paying for the tegaderm covers (which can get very costly) you can call Mylan at 1(800) 446-9526 or 1(800) 796-9526 and let them know that you are on the patches and you are having trouble with them staying on. They will ask you some questions about what you have tried to keep the Fentanyl patch on, dosage, Dr and the pharmacy you use plus the lot number of the last prescription you filled (will be at bottom of the box) and they will send you Askina Derm patch covers for free. You will have to call when you get your new prescription filled or changed to re-order the Askina covers every month (they do send a re-order form but I have been told by mylan to call to make sure that I receive the covers on time) so they will be delivered on time but I have used Tegaderm (which are expensive and they dont give enough in one box), medical tape when the tegaderm would peel up, medical tape on every side, medical tape over the whole patch and then I found out about the Askina patch cover and I have not had ANY problems with the patch falling off now and its FREE. Even when my Dr had changed the dosage to changing my patch every 2 days I called Mylan and they sent me more of the covers. Like I said earlier this might have been posted before but all of the postings I have come upon about the patches falling off I havent seen the info to get the Askina for free. When I used the so called waterproof Tegaderm my patch would still fall off, with the Askina i can even scrub over the patch and cover and it NEVER came off. This has been the best thing I have found to keep the patch on and if the Fentanyl patch didn't have the writing on it you would never be able to tell that you had a patch on at all. I hope this post helps at least one person. Thanks for listening and good luck. Hope this helps! yeah turn smurf

Posted By : Linds_ - 2/2/2014 9:38 PM
Wow, thank you so much for this information! I haven't had any trouble with the Mylan patches sticking, in general but it would be nice to have some covers around just in case! I paid almost ten bucks for eight tagaderm patches and that is wayyyyy too much! They were also huge compared to my patches.

Again, thank you very much! This is very helpful!
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Posted By : mallardmark - 2/2/2014 10:31 PM
i was on the patches a while back and when they started to peel off i just used alittle scotchs tape. seemed to work for me til i went back and saw my pm. but by that visit he wanted to switch meds on me so didn't have to worry about it any more. good luck to ya.

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Posted By : ZombieGirl74 - 2/3/2014 1:52 AM
The boxes that Mylan sends have ten covers in them and they are smaller than the tegaderm. They are made by size also depending on what mcg of the patch you are on! I'm glad it helped turn

Posted By : jayliz - 2/3/2014 6:00 PM
Thank you so much for this information. I bought the tegaderm covers and they are expensive. I will certainly call. Once again thank you.

Posted By : ZombieGirl74 - 2/3/2014 6:11 PM
You are so welcome! I am so happy to be able to help out fellow chronic pain sufferers. I am on such a tight budget that this has saved me so much money already as I hope it does for you guys too!

Posted By : painTrain - 5/7/2017 11:15 AM
Thank you Zombiegirl74..The information you put out is very helpful. I haven't called yet but I'm hoping this is the answer to my problem. smile

Posted By : haarmony16 - 5/17/2017 9:50 AM
Thank you for that ! I have a hard time getting these suckers to stick . But im new to this site and was kind of hoping to seek some advice. , ive been on the fentanyl patch since last year starting out at 25 mcg , then a couple months later dose went up to 50mcg every 48 hours. But recently my doctor is weaning me off dilaudid that helps with the breakthrough pain with the 50mcg . my pain is definitely not under complete control with just the patch: im just curious how i would bring it up to my doctor? Who sometimes barely listens to me . Thank you

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