It's even waterproof, so people with the patch can swim and shower with it on – something they've never been able to do before.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014
The fentanyl patch is often prescribed to patients with severe, ongoing pain as a form of relief. However, there have been many complaints that it's impossible to keep the patch in place for very long, despite the fact that they're usually effective for three days, resulting in discomfort and added expenses. Marc Kaplan of Save Rite Medical says there's a solution: Tegaderm. This transparent film dressing, when used as a secondary dressing over the fentanyl patch, helps to keep the patch adhered to the skin and resolves other complaints, too.
"People usually buy Tegaderm dressings to cover blisters and wounds or to protect intra venal devices, and it's great because it's breathable and can be used for up to seven days," says Kaplan. "But I was surprised when some of my clients said that they were so pleased with how well it works to cover a patch. It's even waterproof, so people with the patch can swim and shower with it on – something they've never been able to do before."
Despite being totally waterproof and hygienic for use in showers and pools, Tegaderm offers the benefit of being breathable, too. That's what makes it the perfect secondary dressing for the fentanyl patch. Patients no longer have to worry whether the patch has fallen off, and they no longer have to remove it to shower or swim. Most importantly, though, is that patients are pleased with the fact that they are saving money: no more discarding patches that are still medicated due to a lack of adhesive.
Save Rite Medical is a medical supply company based out of Brooklyn, New York. They aim to provide customers with the advantage of a superior selection of medical supplies at competitive prices.