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Re: EMSAM - First Day RobertDavid

Posted by Psychobabbler on July 19, 2007, at 16:02:23

In reply to Re: EMSAM - First Day Sarah T., posted by RobertDavid on April 8, 2006, at 20:31:49

I am about to start using the EMSAM patch. I just called BMS and was told that participants in the clinical trials did not remove the patch for showers or swimming.

> > I was also wondering about getting the patch wet. What about taking a shower or going swimming? Can you take the patch off and put the same one back on?
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> It's my understanding that the issue with the patch is primarily when it gets hot, such as in a jacuzzi or say if you put a heat pad on it as when it get's hot it may deliver the selegiline quicker.
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> I don't think getting it wet is and issue such as a normal shower or swimming. I didn't read that anywhere or hear it from my doctor. And from seeing how good it sticks to the skin I doubt any water would get under it. I suppose I could call BMS customer service and find out, probably should.
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> I don't think they recomend taking it off and putting it back on, probably affects the delivery, not sure.
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