Delivering drugs through the skin

Nicotine replacement therapy is one of the medicines commonly administered via a transdermal patch. — Los Angeles Times

When it comes to a medicine’s route of administration, there are some people who might find it difficult to swallow a tablet or capsule, and/or who are frightened of needles or injections.

Fortunately, some medicines can be formulated to be administered in the form of a transdermal patch.

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