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what is the adhd daytrana patch?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Daytrana: Is patch made of methylphenidate or ritalin, used if kid can't take pills or did not respond to pill or refused med. By mouth.
Answered on Dec 19, 2012
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
It also often times works longer than oral meds, and can also be removed, if you wanted a shorter duration for some reason.
Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Stimulant in patch: Methylphendidate is combined w/ heat sensitive adhesive to release slowly through skin up to 9-14 hours. It's useful if pills can't be swallowed, or if someone needs tighter control of med timing-once swallowed, med can't be retrieved. Once patched, removal ends effect within an hour. Many college students like this control since they can have a stimulant effect for their add for as little 3hrs.
Answered on Dec 19, 2012
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See below: These are two different types of stimulants. Why was the switch made? And what dose of the patch is being used? You need to let your physician know.
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