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What is A Transdermal Patch?

A Transdermal patch is a medicated adhesive patch applied on the skin to continuously deliver the pain medication through the skin into the bloodstream to provide relief from pain.

The first transdermal products were simple pieces of plastic dipped into a drug that was dissolved in alcohol. The plastic had an adhesive around the edges. Although revolutionary at first, the next generation which is still used today, has a drug in the adhesive model. The adhesive serves two functions: It is the glue that keeps the patch attached to the skin, and it acts as the suspension that holds the drug.

It is more effective over conventional pain management because the patch is applied on the skin and delivers the drug directly to the area where it is required. The Transdermal patch drug delivery maintains controlled release of the medication into the bloodstream of the patient. This allows the patient to experience a simple pain free treatment.

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