can place the hormone patch on your lower abdomen, buttocks, or upper body but
not on your breasts. Apply a new patch once a week on the same day of the week
for 3 weeks. The patch delivers the hormones daily over 7 days. Wear each patch
continuously until you replace it the following week. During the fourth week,
you wear no patch. This is when you have a menstrual period.
Should the patch partially or completely come off before it is due to be
changed, apply a replacement patch right away.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology