I just switched today to the patch....I wear it for 72, yes, 72 hours and then put on a new one.My doc said the 1st patch may not feel like much but the 2nd one should kick in very well.It is 50 mcg/hr
So far nothing but my breakthrough meds changed also.I now take percocet 7.5. but only 1 every 8 hrs.
I was on Kadian (morphine) 30 mg once a day and roxycodone 15 mg one every 6 hrs.I had a bowel obstruction and of course my meds got blamed.I knew something had to change and I am being asked to try the Morphone pump too.The pump bypasses the stomach so it is a little better than swallowing a pill, hench the patch now.
BEsides,my pain was becoming uncontrollable again.I will give this the 72 plus 24 hours for judgement on how the patch works....
ANY info is appreciated, these are new meds for me.Thanks and gentle hugs