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A 34-year-old female asked:

can transdermal scopolamine patches be removed and reapplied? my insurance won't cover them, and i usually only need them for a single day.

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Well,...: Anecdotally people have used them over and say they worked, but it is NOT recommended to re-use medication patches once taken off.

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