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A 48-year-old member asked:

How do i get fentanyl patches to stick?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Use a prep: Try getting a "prep kit" from the drug store that cleans the area and will also provide a sticky film on top of the skin. If you can't find it perhaps the office that prescribed the patch can help you find it.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Change brand: Generics are notorious for poorly sticking patches. Try these generic brands: mylan, johnson and johnson or the brand name duragesic (fentanyl).
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Brand name: Try different manufactures. Some stick better then others. J&j makes reliable patches. Also wipe your skin with alcohol, let it dry, then apply.

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