Directions for Use: Transdermal Patches
Transdermal patches release medication through the skin into the bloodstream at a constant rate. Each patch is packaged individually. To apply a patch, follow these simple steps:
If there is hair in the area where you want to place the patch, trim it with scissors instead of shaving. To avoid skin irritation, apply patches to different sites each time. Patches are waterproof; you do not have to remove your patch before you swim or shower.
To remove a patch, press down on the center to raise the outer edges. Grasp the edges and gently peel it off. Always remove the patch at the same time each day, as prescribed by your physician. If the patch becomes loose before you have to remove it, discard it and replace it with a new one.
Never cut a patch before first speaking to a health care professional. Cutting a patch may affect the amount of medication that is delivered.
At the end of an application period, a patch may still contain a significant amount of medication. Dispose of used patches safely: After peeling the patch off, fold it in two (sticky side to sticky side) and discard in a trashcan. Warning: Some patches should not be exposed to the sun. Ask your pharmacist about the patches you are using.
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