Posted by Darkness At Noon on July 17, 2007, at 13:14:14
In reply to Re: EMSAM Question Again - Help, posted by JohnSky on July 17, 2007, at 9:24:47
> I need to decide whether to proceed with this medication. To get the full 6mg treatment. I wonder if cutting the patch in half and taking half during the day, and then half at night is a viable alternative? Does anyone know if cutting the patch in half gives half the amount of medication?
In theory, the patch delivers a steady dose of selegiline for 24 hours. Which means that wearing half a patch during the day, and then replacing it with the other half at night, is no different than keeping the same patch on 24 hours.
According to my pdoc, and my own experience, cutting the patch in half gives half the medication.
poster:Darkness At Noon