How to Use CombiPatch®

It's easy to use COMBIPATCH. Just follow these steps.

1. Use the calender card printed on your COMBIPATCH carton's inner flap to choose which two days of the week you are going to change your patch.
  • Your COMBIPATCH individual carton contains a calendar card printed in its inner flap. Mark the two-day schedule you plan to follow on your carton's inner flap.
  • Be consistent.
  • If you forget to change your patch on the correct date, apply a new one as soon as you remember.
  • No matter what day this happens, stick to the schedule you have marked on the inner flap of your carton (your calendar card).
2. Before you apply the COMBIPATCH System, prepare your skin.

Make sure your skin is:

  • Clean (freshly washed), dry and cool.
  • Free of any powder, oil, moisturizer or lotion.
  • Free of cuts and or irritations (rashes or other skin problems).
Image of clear, dry skin that is free of any powder, oil, moisturizer or lotion, cuts and or irritations
3. How to Apply the COMBIPATCH System.
  • Tear open the pouch at the tear notch (do not use scissors). Each patch is individually sealed in a protective pouch.
  • Remove the patch from the package and apply immediately. Apply patch to lower abdomen, below the waistline. Avoid the waistline, since clothing may cause the patch to rub off. DO NOT APPLY PATCH TO BREASTS.
  • Holding the patch with the rigid protective liner facing you, remove half of the liner, which covers the sticky surface of the patch. Avoid touching the sticky side of the patch with your fingers.
  • Using the other half of the rigid protective liner as a handle, apply the sticky side of the patch to the selected area of the abdomen.
  • Press the sticky side of the patch firmly into place and smooth it down.
  • While still holding the sticky side down, fold back the other half of the patch.
  • Grasp an edge of the remaining protective liner and gently pull it off. Avoid touching the sticky side of the patch with your fingers.
  • Press the entire patch firmly into place with the palm of your hand. Continue to apply pressure for approximately 10 seconds. Make sure the patch properly adheres to your skin.
  • Go over the edges with your finger to ensure good contact around the patch.

Note: If the patch should come off, put the same patch back on a different site. When changing your patch, based on your twice-a-week schedule, apply your new patch to a different site. Do not apply a new patch to that same area for at least one week.

Image of pouch being torn open Image of half of the protective liner being removed from patch Image of patch being applied to lower abdomen, below the waistline Image of patch being pressed firmly into place with the palm of the hand