Fentanyl Patch & Swimming
I just got put on the Fentanyl patch ( 75 mcg ) last night. I have tons of questions.
My biggest one is about swimming.
1. How to keep it "dry" enough it won't fall off?
2. Is my PT indoor pool too hot ? It is kept a 92 to 94 degrees. * The info from the drug company says not to go in a heated pool.
3. If I wrap the patch won't it induce heat which can give me a larger//unsafe amount of the med.? I have read to wrap it in saran wrap to Tegaderm wraps - someone even posted to use DUCT tape lol - hey it might work
SO I called the drug company directly myself ( watson ). I spoke with their Dr. worth less!!!!!! This is what I was told.
"we do not have studies done that would answer any of your questions". "The only thing I can tell you is to use first-aid tape around the edges". PERIOD!!!!
SO can someone here PLEASE help me out on my questions?