What dose of pain patch is best to start with?

Juan P. Villablanca, MD
When using a pain patch, it's best to start with the very mildest patch at the smallest dose and gradually increase only as necessary. Different types of pain patches are available in pharmacies. No matter what patch you use, you should start with the smallest dose for the shortest period of time possible.

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