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Can exelon (rivastigmine) patch be applied anywhere on body?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Yes: The patch can be applied anywhere on the skin, and should be rotated daily so that the underlying skin does not get irritated by the adhesive.
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Yes: Put it where it's most convenient!
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
yes: The patch can be applied anywhere on the skin, but the site should be rotated so that the adhesive does not irritate the skin as much.
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
No: The manufacturer recommends applying the patch to the upper back, lower back, upper arm or chest. The patch should only be applied to clean, intact, hairless, dry skin that won’t be rubbing up against tight clothing. Do not apply it to skin that is irritated or wounded. It is recommended to rotate application sites to avoid irritation and not to reuse a spot within 14 days.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2019

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