March 10, 2009
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that some medication skin patches worn for treatment of pain, smoking cessation, and delivery of hormonal medications can cause drug injuries during an MRI.
The agency reports that drug injuries, including burns, could occur if the patches are worn during an MRI.
Some of the skin patches can conduct electricity, making it possible for patients who wear these patches during an MRI to suffer drug injuries.
Texas patients who wear these patches during MRIs could suffer Texas drug injuries as a result.