Transdermal Drug Patch

Transdermal drug patches, used by 12 million people worldwide, designed to release prescription drugs into the system are becoming more popular and more controversial. These patches are applied to the skin so the body can absorb the drug and pass it through the bloodstream.

There have been a number of reports linking these drug patches with negative side effects. The Ortho Evra birth control patch has been linked to blood clots and strokes while the Duragesic pain patch has been recalled due to overdose causing heart attacks and respiratory problems. Several other drug patches have been allegedly linked to consumer deaths.

Medical professionals are now concerned that other drug patches may be susceptible to overdose when the body becomes overheated. Studies show that heat, caused by weather, fever, exercise, hot baths, electric blankets, etc. can speed up the release of the drug and potentially causing overdose and death.

Some Drug Patches include:

  • Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
  • Oxytrol Bladder Control Patch
  • Nitroglycerin Heart Disease Patch
  • Nicotrol Anti-smoking Nicotine Patch
  • Daytrana (methylphenidate) ADHD drug Patch
  • Catapres (clonidine) Blood Pressure Patch
  • Duragesic (fentanyl) pain relief patch

  • Drug Patches in the News

    The FDA announces that they are investigating the safety of transdermal drug patches after medical professionals have linked countless deaths to prescription patches. (Mar-06-06) [THE STATE]

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