Daytrana Patch for ADHD
Daytrana™ (methylphenidate patch) is a prescription medication commonly used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD, a name that is no longer used) in children. Many people prefer to use the patch because it is easy to use.
The medicine comes in the form of a skin patch that is applied once daily in the morning and worn for nine hours, which eliminates the need to take any medications at school.
Clinical studies show that children with ADHD who used Daytrana had significant improvements in their symptoms. Although it is not known exactly how the medicine produces a calming effect, it is known that it affects certain chemicals in the brain.
When using the patch for ADHD, it is important to keep in mind Daytrana takes about two hours to start working (since it needs time to be absorbed from the skin).
(Click Daytrana to learn more about the effects of this medication, for more details on how to use the Daytrana patch, and for a list of side effects that may occur with this drug.)