Scopolamine, nicotine, and buprenorphine—these are some of the many medications that are available in patch form. Known for being convenient and comfortable, transdermal patches are used in cases where patients need a slow release of medication over time. Whether to save money or to lower the dose, patients often ask if they can cut them. Here’s what you need to know.
How do transdermal patches work?
Patches can be complex—they’re usually constructed with the medication layered inside the patch and as they’re applied to skin, medicine is slowly absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream over time. See More