How to apply half a clonidine patch (2201)

Key points below

.Why is half a patch needed?

When the dose needed is a half of a patch.  You will cover half the patch to get the right dose.  Do not cut the patch.  This will affect how the medicine is released.  

What are the steps?

1. Wash hands with soap and water. 

opening patch

2. Take off one half of the clear plastic backing from the tan patch.  Make sure exactly half the patch is covered by the second piece of backing.  Move the second piece of backing if needed.  

3. Apply the sticky side of the patch onto the skin.


4. Place the cover that is a circle over the patch to keep it on. 

5. Wash hands with soap and water.         

Special information

If you forget to put a patch on:


Call your child’s doctor if you or your child have any concerns related to using this teaching sheet or have special health care needs not covered by this information.