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    fent patches
    Anon_238810 posted:
    use the 25mg patch because my hand was cut off at work and reattached.i have been using them for over a year now and when first put on about 6 hours later i start itching everywhere. it goes away after a while. it also gives me energy to do things for a day then as time goes on it slows till i put another one on.
    Magsjeanea responded:
    what do you need to know? Are you worried about the itching? Are you worried about the energy or the energy slowdown? Please write back so we will be able to help you. I use a patch and make sure it is on my leg cause it causes itching when on my arm or my chest. I also use a bioclusive dressing like Tegaderm, you can get them at Walgreens or a local drug store just ask the pharmacist. Hope you get the answers you are seeking.
    Take good care,
    Love Goes There, Mag's Jeaneau
    annette030 responded:
    Itching all over is a fairly common side effect of opioid drugs. Examine your skin for any rash and see your doctor and let him know what is going on.

    I had all over itching with vicodin for awhile, and it went away on its own.

    Take care, Annette
    REDDOGG43 responded:
    I was put on the patch one time and yes it mad me itch terible also I also broke out in terrible rashes. I will never use those again. I f you are breakin out in a rash around the spot u apply them u may be like me to the adhessive. I don't know of any opioad that dose not make you itch over time it will usually go away.

    Take care RED DOGG

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