If I get my Butran patch wet, will it stop working?
Question posted by A-Rod-66 on 4 Oct 2015
Last updated on 20 August 2021 by Teddy84
To be honest I've gotten mine wet and it did not seem to stop working, and don't ever flush it down the toilet unless you would like your toilet clogged and hopefully you have Drano on hand if you follow that individuals suggestion. Common sense says that the patches come with a disposal kit for a reason. Just speaking from personal experience I have not and will not flush any thing down the toilet that is not meant to go down the toilet. Common sense to get you so far then you got to use your brain. Follow the directions on the medicine. That's what they're there for.
If it starts to peel off you can use Tagaderm filmy bandages to keep it on, it says in the instructions and I've read other people mention that it helps a lot toward the end of the patch's week.
A-Rod-66; If you mean wet as in taking a shower etc that is okay.But if the patch ever gets cut or damaged in any way replace it. Prior to putting patch on wash and dry the area your going to apply it to.WITH WATER ONLY. ALSO very importaint after the 7 days remove patch fold sticky ends together and flush down the toilet. Do not put in a trash where a pet or child can get it there is still enough medication to kill a child in the used patch. If you notice a increase in pain check your patch well and make sure it has no corners up if it does use medical tape and tape it back down. NOW HERE IS THE COPY AND PASTE THAT TELLS YOU THIS AND MORE.(((Administration of BUTRANS
Instruct patients to apply immediately after removal from the individually sealed pouch. Instruct patients not to use BUTRANS if the pouch seal is broken or the patch is cut, damaged, or changed in any way. See the Instructions for Use for step-by-step instructions for applying BUTRANS.
Apply BUTRANS to a hairless or nearly hairless skin site. If none are available, the hair at the site should be clipped, not shaven. Do not apply BUTRANS to irritated skin. If the application site must be cleaned, clean the site with water only. Do not use soaps, alcohol, oils, lotions, or abrasive devices. Allow the skin to dry before applying BUTRANS.
Incidental exposure of the Butrans Patch to water, such as while bathing or showering is acceptable based on experience during clinical studies.
If problems with adhesion of BUTRANS occur, the edges may be taped with first aid tape. If problems with lack of adhesion continue, the patch may be covered with waterproof or semipermeable adhesive dressings suitable for 7 days of wear.
If BUTRANS falls off during the 7-day dosing interval, dispose of the transdermal system properly and place a new Butrans Patch on at a different skin site.
When changing the system, instruct patients to remove BUTRANS and dispose of it properly [see Dosage and Administration (2.6)]. #### ALSO don't let this patch get heated up by heat pad sun exercise etc it well release more medication then it should. follow the directions above and rotate the patch. any more questions please post again or call your pharmacist. wash you hands after touching patch.
- Butrans uses and safety info
- Butrans prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Butrans (detailed)
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