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Methylphenidate Patch: Overdose

It is possible to overdose on methylphenidate when using the patch. People who receive too much medication through methylphenidate patches may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Hyperactivity (trouble sitting still)
  • Fast breathing
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Muscle pains
  • Shakiness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there).
     
If you happen to overdose while using the methylphenidate patch, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Daytrana Overdose for more information.)
 

Methylphenidate Patch Storage Methods

The methylphenidate patch should be stored at room temperature away from moisture or heat. Each patch should be kept in its pouch until just before use. The patches come in a tray; once you have opened a tray, you should use up the patches within two months (do not use patches from a tray that has been open for more than two months).
 
Keep methylphenidate patches and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

The Methylphenidate Patch: What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not apply your methylphenidate patch as scheduled, apply it as soon as you remember (but still remove the patch at your usual time). If you do not remember until it is almost the usual patch removal time, skip your methylphenidate patch that day. Do not use a double dose of the methylphenidate patch.
 

The Methylphenidate Patch: Strengths

Methylphenidate patches are available in four strengths:
 
  • Methylphenidate patch 10 mg
  • Methylphenidate patch 15 mg
  • Methylphenidate patch 20 mg
  • Methylphenidate patch 30 mg.
     
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