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Methylphenidate Patch Dosage

The dose of the methylphenidate patch that a healthcare provider recommends may vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The patient's age
  • Other ADHD medications that have been tried
  • Other medical conditions the patient has
  • Other medications the patient may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose (or your child's dose) of the medication unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Methylphenidate Patch Dosing for more information about dosing for the methylphenidate patch.)

Methylphenidate Patch Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with the methylphenidate patch. However, not everyone who uses the patch will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur with the patch, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of the methylphenidate patch include:
The methylphenidate patch can cause high blood pressure. Usually, this increase in blood pressure is temporary and does not cause any problems. The patch can also increase the chance of seizures and can worsen certain heart conditions and mental problems.
(Click Side Effects of the Methylphenidate Patch to learn about the specific side effects that may occur with the patch, including serious side effects to look out for.)
You can also read about other possible side effects of the patch by clicking on the following eMedTV links:
Substance Abuse in Teens With ADHD

Methylphenidate Patch (Daytrana)

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