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How should I apply OXYTROL?
Put the patch on a clean, dry, and smooth (fold-free) area of skin on your abdomen (stomach area), hip or buttock (as shown in the picture). Avoid your waistline area, since tight clothing may rub against the patch.

The areas you choose should not be oily, damaged (cut or scraped), irritated (rashes) or have any other skin problems. Do not put OXYTROL on areas that have been treated with oils, lotions, or powders that could keep the patch from sticking well to your skin. When you put on a new patch, use a different area of skin from the most recent patch site. You may find it useful to change the site from one side of your body to the other. Do not use the same area for the patch for at least 1 week. You may wish to try different locations when using OXYTROL to find the locations that are most comfortable for you and where clothing will not rub against it.

Each patch is sealed in its own protective pouch. When you are ready to put on the OXYTROL patch, tear open the pouch and remove the patch. Apply the patch to your skin right away. Do not keep or store the patch outside the sealed pouch.

The sticky adhesive side of the patch is covered by 2 strips of overlapping protective liner. Remove the first piece of the protective liner and place the patch, adhesive face down, firmly onto the skin. Bend the patch in half and gently roll the remaining part onto your skin using the tips of your fingers.

As you roll the patch in place, the second piece of the protective liner should move off the patch. Apply firm pressure over the surface of the patch with your fingers to make sure the patch stays on. When putting on the patch, avoid touching the sticky adhesive side. Touching the adhesive may cause the patch to fall off early. Throw away the protective liners.

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