By following the medical indications and these tips, the transdermal patch will provide the optimal performance for therapeutic treatment.
Transdermal patches are pressure-sensitive adhesives that release a pharmacological compound in a controlled manner. To achieve their correct functioning we suggest you consider these recommendations:
When using transdermal patches, doubts arise about what to do and what not to do. For this reason, we have gathered in the following lines some precautions to take into account (and their fundamentals) so that the system has its therapeutic effectiveness.
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Transdermal drug delivery is a method of applying the system to the skin so that the compound crosses the skin barrier and acts on tissues or organs directly.
Within the transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS) we find the patches that are pressure-sensitive adhesives. Their main advantages are:
The transdermal patch is highly effective by simply following medical and laboratory instructions. If you follow general recommendations such as we tell you bellow, you will achieve optimal treatment performance.
In transdermal patches, wettability plays an important role in controlling drug release. A few hours after application of the system, the surface becomes wetted and controlled delivery begins through the porosity of the patch. It is thus key to achieve optimal adhesion of the patch.
To achieve this it is important that you:
The patches are water resistant, so you can bathe or shower without problems. We recommend using neutral PH soaps and gels to avoid reddening of the skin.
When you wash the area, it is always better to use cold water.
Be careful not to scrub when washing the area, as this may affect the adhesion of the patch.
The huge advantage of patches is its extended administration periods (from 12 hours to 7 days). In that time the system releases the drug in a controlled manner.
However, as with any treatment, for it to be effective it is necessary to be constant.
A good strategy is to establish a routine about the day and time of replacement. To achieve this you can use the technology, use some app as a reminder or alarms on the cell phone.
In case you forget to replace it at the right time, do it when you remember and continue the treatment as normal. If you omit to change it, do not put two patches together to compensate. Remember that the system has the right dose of the drug.
As explained above, the patch releases the active ingredient with humidity. If we expose this area to too much temperature the process will be altered. Cause:
For this reason:
In summary, you can achieve transdermal patch greatest effectiveness if you: guarantee adherence, perform a correct hygiene of the area, being constant in the application and avoiding heat sources. These general recommendations added to the medical indications will be the key to an effective treatment.
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