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can place the hormone patch on your lower abdomen, buttocks, or upper body but
not on your breasts. Apply a new patch once a week on the same day of the week
for 3 weeks. The patch delivers the hormones daily over 7 days. Wear each patch
continuously until you replace it the following week. During the fourth week,
you wear no patch. This is when you have a menstrual period.
Should the patch partially or completely come off before it is due to be
changed, apply a replacement patch right away.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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