Help Avoid Common Errors With Transdermal Patches

We're getting questions about proper use of transdermal patches.

Remove patches prior to MRI. We know burns can occur with patches that have metallic backings...such as brand-name clonidine (Catapres-TTS).

But don't rely on labeling to determine if a patch should be removed. Not all metal-containing patches will have an MRI warning.

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