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Precautions and Warnings With the Methylphenidate Patch

Who Should Not Use the Methylphenidate Patch?

You should not use the methylphenidate patch if you:
  • Are allergic to the methylphenidate patch, methylphenidate, or any inactive component used to make the patch, including adhesives. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
  • Have severe anxiety, tension, or agitation.
  • Have tics (abnormal body movements) or Tourette syndrome (or a family history of Tourette syndrome).
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors include:

Precautions and Warnings With the Methylphenidate Patch: Conclusion

There are a number of situations in which the methylphenidate patch should not be used, as well as a number of warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for the methylphenidate patch were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific methylphenidate patch warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
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