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Some precautions and warnings with the methylphenidate patch concern the increases in blood pressure and heart rate that may occur with the medication. Other warnings to be aware of before using the patch pertain to its addictive nature; methylphenidate is a stimulant and can be addictive. Other precautions and warnings with the methylphenidate patch have to do with taking the drug during pregnancy, which may not be safe.

The Methylphenidate Patch: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Before using the methylphenidate patch (Daytrana™), let your healthcare provider know if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
It's important to also tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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