... it before showering and then put it back on?
My butrans patch gets saturated and falls off after showering..will the patch still work if I remove
Question posted by Bethymoo on 23 Feb 2015
Last updated on 25 September 2021 by Titanium1965
My butrans patch falls off frequently and I constantly have to reapply the patch. The solution I use to get the patch to stay put is to apply the patch on my arm or forearm then cover it with a nylon sleeve. I have been using this technique for the past 3 months and it works great. I often apply butrans on my forearm even though this isn't an approved application location. It's an especially useful location for men as there isnt much hair on the underside of our forearms plus the nylon sleeve keeps the patch in place if it falls off.
The directions say in bold print, "Patches that fall off should not be re-applied." It says to apply a new one to a different skin area. I wonder why your patches come off after showering. I have worn them for years without any falling off. Do you press on them for 15 seconds after applying them as the directions indicate? Good luck
Not as well and then only if you could get it to stick back on, which is unlikely. They sell covering patches at the pharmacy that you may find helpful instead. Good luck!
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