ADD/ADHD Daytrana Patch Recalled

Do you or your child take the Daytrana patch for ADD/ADHD? If you do you need to know that the company that manufactures this drug, Noven Pharmaceuticals, is recalling two lot numbers.

First, let me say that the problem is not due to product safety issues, but rather with the packaging itself. The foil packaging does not meet “release liner removal specification.”

In plain English it means that you may have problems opening the package. Check your prescription, if your box is labeled either lot number 2750211 or
2764111, you may want to call the company’s customer service line at 1.800.828.2088.

The company suggests you also call your local pharmacist.

The company says that the patch is perfectly safe to use unless you’re experiencing problems opening it, or you accidentally damage the patch while you’re opening it.

Peter Brandt, Noven’s, chief executive officer, said in a press release that the root cause of the problem has been identified and Noven is “committed to resolving the release liner issue.”

Representatives of the company say that if you aren’t experiencing problems opening the liners, then you should have no worries about the medication.

The clear patch is normally applied to the hip in the morning and worn for nine hours. Not only that, but the effects of the medication continue to be felt for another three hours after that.

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[tags] Daytrana, ADHD, Ritalin Patch, Medication Recall [/tags]

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Comments

  1. I live in Puerto Rico ( a USA territory ). When it would be possible for the residents of PR ( Puerto Rico ) to buy DAYTRANA here ???????!!!!!!!!!! I can´t beleive that we live 2 hours by airplane from Florida and we can’t buy this product here. I have an 8 year old boy with this diagnostic and he is REALLY afraid of swallowing pills. In fact, he doesn’t swallow a pill at all.

    Thank you very much.

  2. Hi Shirley,
    As a Canadian, we can’t get it either…
    However, you can look for medicines which can be sprinkled – i.e.
    Adderall XR, Metadate CD and there may be others (I think Focalin XR as well). Ask you doctor for these options.
    Best,
    Dr. Kenny

  3. Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!! I appreciate very muuuch your answer and suggestion. After a brainstorming, between a cousin livin in Florida, a friend living in Missisippi and I, we got to that alternative. Since January 2008 I sprinkle focalin XR in a tablespoon with Calm Child Syrup. I mix the content and then he accepts to drink without much problem. He is SUPER intelligent. He is in 3rd grade, member of the National Honor, although what he learnd to read and write in the Private School is in english. Now he has been learning to read and write in Spanish, the principal language of Pueto Rico. We are very proud of him. As you said, THEY a re GIFTED. He weighs 92 pounds. IS IT OK TO GIVE HIM 30mg at the m orning ??? Until may his prscription was 20 mg. The response with 30 mg has been ok.
    I want to share with you that is VERY IMPORTANT to work in team effort with the teachers. For my son and I that has been crucial.
    GOD BLESS YOU and thank you for all the information you share with us.
    G

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    Do you or your child take the Daytrana patch for ADD/ADHD? If you do you need to know that the company that manufactures this drug, Noven Pharmaceuticals, is recalling two lot numbers….

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  7. Why is the patch only for 6-12 year olds. My son has problems with gaining weight, and thought this might work better for him because it goes thru the bloodstream rather than the stomach.

  8. Hi, My son is 7yrs old and has Spina Bifida. ADD is typical with spina bifida and my son is having trouble focusing and paying attention in his 1st grade class. He is not hyperactive. Is Daytrana a good medicine for ADD? On the website it refers to ADHD, the last thing I want to do is dope my child. I just want something that will help him focus in school.

    Thanks,
    Aubrey

  9. I didn’t realize that the Daytrana Patch is primarily for 6-12 yr olds…our 13 yr old daughter is on it and I think she’s ‘outgrown’ the dosage (or perhaps the patch in general?)–we’re not seeing a change in our dtr’s ADD these last 8 months or so. Doc just wrote a script to increase dose from 20mg to 30mg, but now I hesitate to get the new rx filled if the patch is less effective for children older than 12…thoughts?

    • Cathy – when a medicine comes to market, the pharma companies have to get approval for a specific condition for a specific age range. It seems that for daytrana, they got the ‘indication’ for children aged 6-12. That said, the core medicine in it is methlyphenidate (MPH), and there are other forms of MPH which are proven in teens and adults. I wouldn’t let that concern impede your use of daytrana…

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