Daytrana

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    Brand Name:Daytrana
    Generic:Methylphenidate
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2006-04-06 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Shire
This drug is available in the following forms:
Transdermal Film, Extended Release
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021514s005lbl.pdf

About Daytrana

Daytrana™ is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant prescription medicine. DaytranaTM is a skin patch that releases the medication contained in the adhesive (glue) through clean and intact skin areas into the bloodstream when applied to the skin on the hips. It is used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). DaytranaTM may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD.

DaytranaTM should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.

Side Effects of Daytrana

Skin reactions including skin irritation and allergic skin rash can happen with Daytrana™. Skin redness or
itching at the application site is common. You can keep using Daytrana™ if this happens. Stop using Daytrana™
and see your doctor right away if swelling, bumps, or blisters happen at or around the application site. You
may have a skin allergy to Daytrana™. People that have skin allergies with Daytrana™ may develop an
allergy to all medicines that contain methylphenidate, even those taken by mouth.

Other serious side effects include:

  • slowing of growth (height and weight) in children
  • seizures, mainly in patients with a history of seizures
  • eyesight changes or blurred vision

Common side effects include:

  • nausea
  • decreased appetite
  • vomiting
  • decreased weight
  • trouble sleeping
  • tics
  • mood swings

Talk to your doctor if you or your child has side effects that are bothersome or do not go away.

Who Should Not Take Daytrana

Daytrana™ should not be used if you or your child:

  • is very anxious, tense, or agitated
  • has an eye problem called glaucoma
  • has tics or Tourette’s syndrome, or a family history of Tourette’s syndrome. Tics are hard to control repeated movements or sounds.
  • is taking or has taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI.
  • is allergic to anything in DaytranaTM. DaytranaTM is a skin patch that contains methylphenidate in an acrylic and silicone adhesive (glue).

DaytranaTM should not be used in children less than 6 years old because it has not been studied in this age group.

Interactions with Daytrana

Tell your doctor about all of the medicines that you or your child takes including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Daytrana™ and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Sometimes the doses of other medicines will need to be adjusted
while using Daytrana™.

Your doctor will decide whether Daytrana™ can be used with other medicines. Especially tell your doctor if you or your child takes:

  • anti-depression medicines including MAOIs
  • seizure medicines
  • blood thinner medicines
  • blood pressure medicines
  • cold or allergy medicines that contain decongestants

Know the medicines that you or your child takes. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist.

Do not start any new medicine while using Daytrana™ without talking to your doctor first.

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