Proper Use

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Importance of reading the patient directions carefully before using the buccal system

Proper administration technique

Proper dosing. Use this medicine only as directed.

Proper storage

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For buccal dosage form:
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      • Adults—30 milligrams (mg) applied to your upper gum above the left or right incisor twice a day

Missed Dose

Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

If the buccal system fails to properly adhere to the gum or should fall off during the 12-hour dosing interval, the old one should be removed and a new buccal system applied. If the old one falls out within 4 hours before the next dose, a new system should be applied and it may remain in place until the time of the next regularly scheduled dosing. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.