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What should you do if the birth control patch falls off?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Zisow
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Put it back on soon
Don't allow too much time to pass before you have the patch in contact with your skin.
Over time medication levels may fall resulting in spotting and potentially contraceptive failure. The adhesive doesn't work well for some women and you may need to use some additional tape to maintain skin contact. Re-read the instructions to be sure you are placing the patch properly on the skin.

In brief: Put it back on soon
Don't allow too much time to pass before you have the patch in contact with your skin.
Over time medication levels may fall resulting in spotting and potentially contraceptive failure. The adhesive doesn't work well for some women and you may need to use some additional tape to maintain skin contact. Re-read the instructions to be sure you are placing the patch properly on the skin.
Dr. David Zisow
Dr. David Zisow
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Put it on
Simply place it back on immediately.

In brief: Put it on
Simply place it back on immediately.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Replace it
Place it back on your skin, if it will not adhere then replace with a new patch.

In brief: Replace it
Place it back on your skin, if it will not adhere then replace with a new patch.
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
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