Inform the doctor if:
Clonidine Patch is meant to be changed once a week, preferably at a convenient time on the same day of the week.
Each box contains 4 medicated patches and 4 non-medicated adhesive covers.
The medicated patch is PEACH in colour
The adhesive cover is IVORY in colour
Note: DO NOT CUT through the medicated patch as this will destroy the membrane
1. Wash hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
2. Clean the chosen area with soap and water, rinse and wipe dry with clean, dry tissue.
3. Remove the medicated patch (PEACH) from the sachet.
4. Discard the additional clear film above and below the patch.
5. You have been prescribed with the following dose:
If you forget to change the patch on the usual "Patch Change Day", put on a new patch as soon as you remember. You now have a new "Patch Change Day" and new Day 1.
Do not fold the patch or touch the patch repeatedly as exerting pressure may possibly cause the medicine to ooze out at the edge. Wash hands thoroughly after handling the patch and also the area of skin where the patch has been.
Prior to disposal, fold the used patch into half such that the adhesive sides stick together. This step prevents any person who happens to pick up the used patch from re-using it again.
What should I do if the patch falls off?
If the patch becomes loose, lifts at the edges or falls off, try to put it on again. You may secure the patch with an adhesive dressing (e.g. TegadermTM).
Put on a new patch immediately, if:
After putting on the new patch, you now have a new "Patch Change Day" and new Day 1.
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