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What should I avoid while using Emsam?

Avoid exposing the Emsam patch to direct heat. That means you should protect the patch while using any of the following:

  • heating pads
  • electric blankets
  • heat lamps
  • saunas
  • hot tubs
  • heated water beds

Also, avoid exposing the Emsam patch to direct sunlight for long periods. Never cut or trim an Emsam patch. If you are using the 9 mg. or 12 mg. Emsam patch you will need to avoid foods rich in tyramine.  These foods include cheese, wine, beer, pepperoni and others.  Consult your doctor or pharmacist for information on a low tyramine diet.

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