Wearing medication patches during MRI scan may possibly lead to burns.
Wired PR News Individuals who use a nicotine or medication patch are advised to not wear them while receiving an MRI scan. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), patients who wear these types of patches should notify their physicians before receiving an MRI due to the risk of being burned.
The FDA issued a public health warning on Thursday pertaining to the importance of ensuring that one’s doctor is aware of the use of any patches, so it may be properly addressed before under going image testing. Dr. Sandra Kweder, Deputy Drug Director for the FDA, is quoted in the AP report as stating, of the matter, “If there’s any uncertainty, just don’t wear it in the machine… It’s just the smart thing to do.”
The FDA is said to be in the process of reviewing labeling on patches to ensure that proper safety warnings are included.
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