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- The oxybutynin patch is applied to the skin of the abdomen, hips, or buttocks.
- Usually, the patch is changed twice a week (every three to four days). Try to change it on the same days each week (such as on Sundays and Wednesdays).
- Make sure to take the old patch off when you apply a new one.
- Choose a clean, dry area of the skin that is not irritated or damaged. Rotate the applications sites (wait at least a week before applying a patch in the same place).
- You should be able to shower, swim, bathe, or exercise without causing any problems. However, do not rub the patch while you are doing these activities.
- If an oxybutynin patch falls off, try to stick it back on. If it will not stay in place, apply a new patch (but still follow your usual patch-changing schedule).
- After you have removed a patch, fold it in half and dispose of it out of reach of children and pets.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.