methylphenidate (transdermal) (cont.)
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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.
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 medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with methylphenidate, especially:
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with methylphenidate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about methylphenidate transdermal.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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