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Many people may have questions or experience problems while using the Daytrana patch. For example, people can have trouble with applying it to the skin, keeping it on throughout the day, and forgetting to remove it at the proper time. The following article addresses common problems and their solutions in a Q&A format.
Daytrana™ (methylphenidate patch) is a prescription medication approved for treating ADHD in children and adolescents. As with many medications in patch form, using the Daytrana patch may be problematic for some people.
The following sections describe in detail specific problem with the Daytrana patch and how to resolve them.
Q: What if the Daytrana patch won't stick?
A: It is important to put the patch on clean, dry skin. Make sure there is no lotion, oil, or powder on the skin. After you put the patch on, press on it firmly with your hand for a full 30 seconds to help it stick. It is important to press the patch in order to prevent it from falling off.
Q: What if the patch leaves a residue on my child's skin?
A: Sometimes, the Daytrana patch can leave a sticky residue on the skin. Just rub a little lotion or oil on the skin, and the residue should come right off.
Q: What if the Daytrana patch falls off?
A: If the Daytrana patch falls off, discard the patch and put on a new one on the opposite hip. However, if it is almost time to remove the patch, you probably do not need to put on another one. If you put a new patch on, make sure to remove it at the usual time, in order to prevent insomnia.