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You can place the hormone patch on your lower abdomen, buttocks, or upper body but not on your breasts. Apply a new patch once a week on the same day of the week for 3 weeks. The patch delivers the hormones daily over 7 days. Wear each patch continuously until you replace it the following week. During the fourth week, you wear no patch. This is when you have a menstrual period.
Should the patch partially or completely come off before it is due to be changed, apply a replacement patch right away.
Current as ofMay 29, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
May 29, 2019
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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