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Hi,
Has anyone tried the new Generic Fentanyl Patch made by Watson? I went to get my script last week and I've been on Mylan for about 8 months now 100mcg and figured I'd get the usual.

Got home and opened the bag and seen the new box with "Fentanyl" in big letters and Watson on the bottom. Did some research and found they were just approved by the FDA back in August or September 2007. They are like the Sandoz I guess. I've never been on anything but the Mylan which a number of you know are the dot matrix type which just looks like a nicotine patch and the medicine is in the adhesive.

These have the medicine in the pouch like Duragesic and Sandoz. So far I like them much better than the Mylan. Work better and haven't had any problem with sticking. Does irratate my skin a little more than the Mylan did, but no rash.

Just thought I would share and see if anyone else has tried them and get your feedback too.
Take care,
Dennis :)
I also shop Walgreens. I hate the Watson patches and the brand name. The patches are too large and I am allergic to the adhesive and I don't have sensitive skin. The Mylan work better, they stay on better for me and as a female they couture better to curves. I contacted corporate, now my local store carries the Mylan for me. The store told me that they had alot of complaints about the change to Watson.
I also just recently got them with out having to pay the extra --used to get the Sandoz because they were the same as name brand--but insurance made me pay the difference--Tried the Mylan and they did NOT work as well--These Watson are great--and my insurance is not charging me the extra--just the normal $35 co-pay for generic. Roger
Great question! One that many have. Check out this thread from this board and you'll get lots of useful information. Good luck.

[url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=526596&highlight=mylan+vs+duragesic+patch[/url]

P.s You may need to cut and paste the link into your browser since it's not all on one line.

If the link doesn't work, type "mylan patch vs Duragesic in the search button and you'll get the thread that way.
[QUOTE=dennis45;3405781]Hi,
Has anyone tried the new Generic Fentanyl Patch made by Watson? I went to get my script last week and I've been on Mylan for about 8 months now 100mcg and figured I'd get the usual.

Got home and opened the bag and seen the new box with "Fentanyl" in big letters and Watson on the bottom. Did some research and found they were just approved by the FDA back in August or September 2007. They are like the Sandoz I guess. I've never been on anything but the Mylan which a number of you know are the dot matrix type which just looks like a nicotine patch and the medicine is in the adhesive.

These have the medicine in the pouch like Duragesic and Sandoz. So far I like them much better than the Mylan. Work better and haven't had any problem with sticking. Does irratate my skin a little more than the Mylan did, but no rash.

Just thought I would share and see if anyone else has tried them and get your feedback too.
Take care,
Dennis :)[/QUOTE]

I will soon find out.. I have used the Mylan for a long time in FL.. I tried the Sandoz brand and after an hour on it i had to rip the thing off I had such a bad feeling sweating heart fibrulations.. racey feeling.. I went back to teh pharmacy adn told them to take the box back they said to give them to the pain management dr and see if they will give me another script.. so I did I refuse to ever use them again.. Idk .. maybe they were part of the batch of kill patches back in 2006.. I wont use that brand again. I have had the jennson brand name Duragesic.. which I found no different than the Mylan.. the sandoz I will not use again I have been on Avena. I think for over 2 years now and I do not like them .. foil backed and the edges curl up and ruin the entire patch.. I like the Mylan because they have the gel inside the plastic.. my skin is more sensitive to the adhesive but hey .. they stay on with a simple wrist sweat band.. instead of sticking to it and coming off with the sweat band I am going to be trying the watson tomorrow as my normal pharmacy began useing the sandoz even though I noted to them 2 years ago that I could not use it they switched to them.. so now back to walmart.. and mylan and watson... oh well.. there is little difference in any of them.. but the Sandoz i will never use again after the issue i had in 2006.. and the feeling i had .. i can bet they were part of the killer patches.. but I will not gamble..regardless of what people say .. it may be a reaction to the base they use. not taking chances..
I tried Sandoz about a year ago, and I broke out in a terrible rash. I've used Mylan for several years - I just wanted to see if the Sandoz would stick better. I went back to Mylan. If anybody has trouble with adhesion issues, Mylan will provide you, free of charge, with Askin patch covers. You just need to contact Mylan and they will set you up. I've been using the overlays for several months, and all the problems I've had with adhesion cleared up. One reason I don't care for the patches with gel-filling is purely from a safety stand-point. I refuse to flush my used patches, due to environmental concerns. When I dispose of the Mylans, I know that nobody is going to "bite in to the gel" if they were to find my patches in the trash. It's unlikely they would, given my manner of disposal, but ya never know. Further, if a pin hole leak develops in the gel-filled patch, you're going to get a whopper of a dose of fentanyl. I'll stick with the adhesive incorporated patches.





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