According to the Patient Information insert in the Mylan brand of patches, it says on page 2:
- " Fentanyl transdermal system may not stick to all patients. If the patch does not stick well or comes loose after applying, tape the edges down with first aid tape. If the patch falls off, throw it away and put a new one on at a different skin site."
I am sure each brand has different directions. The body temp. suggestion is a good one. Thanks, I definately will give it a try. I also put mine on my upper arm and have good success. I have less problem with perspiration and skin movement/stretching which interfers with the patch sticking. Most doctors give patients a "grace period" when they are start new to a medication and allow for extra doses when unique situations arise. Once you have been on a medication for awhile, the staff are usually less tolerant of requests for extra doses. The staff at my PM office account for every patch Rx'ed each month.
Dx: Rare progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy (brain rot, autonomic system failure, neuropathic pain and a whole lot more). Added improvements: Intrathecal pump and a spinal cord stimulator..
Medications: Sinemet, Requip, Klonopin, Baclofen, Provigil, Lyrica, Fentanyl patches, Lidoderm patches, Dilaudid, Fentora and Zofran