... patch seems to be at the same level as when I put in on 24 hours ago
Did you learn about osmosis when you were a high school biology student? Osmosis is the movement of molecules from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration through a permeable membrane. The medication in the patch is the area of high concentration, your body has a low concentration and your skin is a permeable membrane. The skin is quite adept at absorbtion, the medication is absorbed into the subcutaneous fat layer under the skin and is picked up by the blood stream from there.
Clean your skin w an alcohol swab before applying. I leave mine on fir a little longer than 24 hours. Though ther is some gel left in it,I can tell it's not as much. What I wonder is can we cut the patch and rub the remaining gel on our skin, Like Androgel? You rub it on your shoulders and I've been told by my nurse that it is exactly the same but one is a pump and one a patch. Hate to waste $400 a month. Molina is a terrible insurance co. They won't cover it even though my T & other levels are real low.
- Androderm Information for Consumers
- Androderm Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Androderm (detailed)
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