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Bioclusive And Generic Fentanyl Patches!!!!!!

Hello everyone, extremely important information about the bioclusive dressings .....

This is very important information for everyone that is having problems with the fentanyl patches; jensen, mylan, etc. Sticking and are using the bioclusive dressings supplied by johnson & johnson (jensen) to secure them. Today I tried to re-order my supply from jensen and was asked to supply code numbers off of the jensen fentanyl patch box to assure them that it was to be used with their product. I was told that I could also find the needed code numbers from a patch package. Of course, having been given mylan patches like everyone else who has insurance picking up the tab I couldn't supply the proper code numbers and was refused a re-order of the dressing.

I contacted mylan to see if they offered the dressings and was told by *the only one doing fentanyl research and support at mylan laboratories inc.* that they were not supplying dressings at this time because they were still gathering data on how large of a problem it is and how well their product works. They said "even jensen went several months assessing the problem before providing the dressing to correct it". I told her that with my oily skin and with the aquatic's i'm supposed to do the patches would not hold and I need extra sticking power. She told me .... And I quote this ..... "well, the only thing I can tell you in the mean time is to buy some medical tape and go along the edges of the pad to stick the edges really well. That should take care of the problem."

as you can see, we are in trouble. The insurance companies will *not* pay for the jensen patches now since the generic patches have hit the market, the generic patch companies are not supplying bioclusive dressings for several months while they evaluate the sticking potential of their new product, and jensen will *not* supply bioclusive dressings for use with the generic patches.

Any suggestions??
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replied February 11th, 2007
Hey jonathan,
my fiance is also on fentanyl patches and has the same oily skin. His doctor told us that patients were having difficulty with the companies regarding the dressing so he just recomended tegaderm hp. Talk to your doctor about it, its his responsibility to find something that works for you. The tegaderm works great but there a little big so we just cut them in half. Good luck.
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replied January 10th, 2009
patches/janssen
have used fentanyl patches for 3yrs. as long as its mylan for me they stick better and are smaller making it less likely to come off by movement both my wife and I use these patches my neck and lower back both injurys happened at work my wife had a bad fall in front of our house ended up in a operating room with 24 inches of scar tissue we are on 100 mch/hr. whats funny is after losing both our jobs due to back pain, after her operation she becamed preg. So we now have a great 3 yr. old little girl. the state gave us medicaid and with the same patches for both of us they make her use janssen patches or name brand around 800$ a month when they fill my patches I get to pick mylan. For 450$ a month We both would love to throw them all away but when you have to be able to funtion Iat's the only way that we have found to do this.
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