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Clonidine Patch

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonist Adult, Children

Clonidine Patch - What is it for

Clonidine Patch - Handling

How should I handle Clonidine Patch safely?

​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.

Clonidine Patch - Storage

How should I store Clonidine Patch?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Clonidine Patch safely?

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.

Clonidine Patch - Additional Information

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:

  • it is no longer sticky
  • it has become stuck to itself or another surface
  • it has other material stuck to it
  • it is the second time it has become loose or has fallen off

After putting on the new patch, you now have a new "Patch Change Day" and new Day 1.

 

 

  • Updated on Friday, July 17, 2020
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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