Re: can I wear 2 duragesic 25mg patches at once? what are the side effects
Hello - what medications were you taking before the patches? What brand are you using? Yes some people do wear them this way but I think most doctors switch their patients over more slowly like starting with one patch. I am sure there are cases of people starting out this way with 2 at once, but I didn't.
I was nervous the first time I started using them, I made sure to really understand everything about the medication, side effects, and what to do and not do. I put the first one on in the morning instead of at night so I would be up all day the first day to see how I reacted to the change. I switched over very easily with no side affects. This is a serious medication and it is important to really understand the proper use and what to watch out for. If at any time you have trouble breathing, feel excessively sleepy or not right, take the patch off and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure to not used a damaged patch.
There is a good thread at the top of the forum on the patches with good hints read it, also look through the old archives. I have to go now, but will watch to see if others give you more advice.
Last edited by PNo; 05-31-2009 at 05:00 PM.