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Although it is possible to obtain Daytrana without a prescription, it is illegal and potentially dangerous to do so. Buying Daytrana without a prescription (or selling or giving your Daytrana to someone else) is against federal and most state laws. Also, the medication is not suitable for everyone -- it is dangerous to use Daytrana patches without a healthcare provider's supervision.

Daytrana Without a Prescription: An Overview

Daytrana™ (methylphenidate patch) is a prescription medication approved for treating ADHD. However, it is also a commonly abused medication. Because Daytrana is a controlled substance, there are strict rules governing how it may be obtained. People may also be subject to significant fines and penalties for using or trying to buy Daytrana without a prescription.

Can I Buy Daytrana Without a Prescription?

Sadly, the answer is yes, you can buy Daytrana without a prescription. However, it is not legal to do so. Daytrana is to be dispensed only to people with a prescription and only for a legitimate medical purpose. It is illegal to buy Daytrana without a prescription, and it is illegal to sell or give your Daytrana to someone else. Doing any of these things is against federal (and most state) laws, and you can be prosecuted under both federal and state laws for such actions.

Should I Buy Daytrana Without a Prescription?

Clearly, the correct answer is no, you should not buy Daytrana without a prescription. Unfortunately, choices you must make may not always seem so clear. If you are abusing an illegal street drug, should you switch to Daytrana for safety reasons? Should you buy Daytrana without a prescription to use to get you through a short period of time when you need a little extra help (or need to lose a little extra weight)? Should you take Daytrana without a prescription, even if you follow all the directions and do not take more than you should?
The answer to these questions is "no." Not only is it illegal to use Daytrana without a prescription, but it can also be dangerous to do so. Just because Daytrana is a prescription medication does not mean it is safe for everyone. There are many people who should not take Daytrana for various medical reasons, and Daytrana should always be used under a healthcare provider's supervision.
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