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Daytrana Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
- What are the possible side effects of methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
- How should I use methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Daytrana)?
- What happens if I overdose (Daytrana)?
- What should I avoid while using methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
- What other drugs will affect methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Daytrana)?
Apply a patch as soon as you remember, and do not wear the patch for longer than 9 hours. You may need to shorten the wearing time to less than 9 hours if you apply a patch later than usual and you have sleep problems. Do not apply two patches at the same time to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Daytrana)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Remove the patch right away and clean the skin area with soap and water. An overdose of methylphenidate can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, agitation, tremors, muscle twitching, seizure (convulsions), confusion, hallucinations, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, blurred vision, dry mouth and nose, and fainting.
What should I avoid while using methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
Methylphenidate may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Do not apply a patch late in the day. A patch applied too late in the day can cause sleep problems (insomnia).
What other drugs will affect methylphenidate transdermal (Daytrana)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- clonidine (Catapres) or other blood pressure medications;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- seizure medicine such as phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Luminal), primidone (Mysoline); or
- an antidepressant such as clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), paroxetine (Paxil), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with methylphenidate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about methylphenidate transdermal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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